Tab Hunter was a pretty boy, athletic and blond, who made a name for himself on the big screen despite the nagging suspicion (his) that he really couldn't act. In the 1950s movies were a form of entertainment that was growing like a mutant life form, and there was a place for Tab (born Art Gelien) as a teen idol.
Dating starlets went with the idol's territory, and Tab didn't mind. He was an outlaw in his personal life but extremely discreet, and only rarely got caught in scandal. When he did, Confidential Magazine was