"Novello was a homosexual with a huge sexual appetite and predatory nature. Many a chorus boy fell under his charm." (From here. And, by the way, he did have a longtime partner, Bobbie Andrews, for 35 years.)
Oh yes, isn't he just dreamy? If you tell me you wouldn't hit that--or let that "huge sexual appetite" hit you--I will assume you are LYING. He is totally a proto-Crispin too, it is strange and slightly eerie. I don't mean just looks, I mean mannerisms and gestures and all that. Weird. Hot. Unf.
Unfortunately, he died in 1951. :( But I will continue to hold out for time travel, and in the meantime have naughty, gay fantasies made of sex (much like Ivor). And there are always the pictures. Though, sadly, most of his films are either unreleased or possibly lost. :(((( Unfair. But here's the end of the The Lodger. Don't worry, he gets out okay.
Still to come: my current OTP, me going to see kleenexwoman, me answering comments, and me complaining about this really crap movie we watched today in my Cult Films class and why it makes me go >:(