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38 Tradd Street in Charleston was once home to famous writer Armistead Maupin. This location is where he lived while he worked for the Charleston News and Courier before moving to San Francisco in 1971, where he later became famous for his gay-themed Tales of the City series.
Maupin's famous gay-themed Tales of the City series was originally launched in 1976 as a groundbreaking series in the San Francisco Chronicle, Armistead Maupin’s iconic Tales of the City series has since taken off. From a sequence of globally best-selling novels to a Peabody Award-winning television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney, to an ambitious new musical that had its world premiere at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater in 2011. The Tales of the City series now includes eight novels: Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Michael Tolliver Lives, and Mary Ann in Autumn. Maupin also wrote The Night Listener (2000), a psychological suspense novel inspired by an eerie episode in Maupin’s own life that was partially set in Charleston. This novel later became a 2006 feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.
"The Untold Stories of Armistead Maupin" is a new series about the creator of Tales of the City author and is set to air on Netflix in 2019. The network series will examine the life and work of a beloved storyteller, "following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth." Watch the trailer for "The Untold Stories of Armistead Maupin" in this video:
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