Tea and Sympathy
Tea and Sympathy

1956 Hollywood Drama

Connie's Presentations and Links

Tea and Sympathy

National Organization for Decent Literature

New York Times review from September 28, 1956

Turner Classic Movies Overview of Tea and Sympathy

The Real Vincente Minnelli (at www.Advocate.com)

Scott's Handouts and Clips

Gender Characteristics

The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, "Do-Mi-Do-Dud's" musical number
astounding gay-coded clip from 1953 children's film, about 3 minutes long

(If it doesn't play on your browser, click here to play on YouTube.)

"Happy Fingers: Sexual and Political Odyssey in 'The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T', an excellent article explaining the gay-coding and gender issues in this movie

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Connie Hossier, Instructor
Scott Badman, Instructor