Wednesday night, March 23, 2022 was the Los Angeles premiere of HERE TV’s documentary 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection. The event was a benefit for the Los Angeles LGBT Center. It was shown at the Center’s Renberg Theatre located at the The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 McCadden Place.
100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection is a documentary focusing on a unique, moving, and joy-filled collection of vintage photographs of men in love from the 1850s to the 1950s. Taken when male partnerships were often illegal, the photos were found at flea markets, in shoe boxes, family archives, estate sales, and old suitcases. Directed by Emmy-winning actor-producer David Millbern, and with spoken words from curators Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell, 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection showcases the beauty of everlasting and universal love.
Curators/collectors, Hugh Nini & Neal Treadwell never planned to create a collection, but after they found one photo and saw the love two men had for each other, just from a look in their eyes. That one photo began their unexpected journey of searching in photo boxes at antique stores, flea markets and estate sales across America and then worldwide for more images. Just like that, they had an accidental collection of love.
The film was directed by Emmy-winning actor-producer David Millbern, with spoken words from curators/collectors of the images Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell.
Nini and Treadwell has also released these timeless romantic images in a book called Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s. The book was released in 2020.
100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection began streaming on HERE TV this Friday, March 25th, 2022!