Dale Guy Madison of DamnGoodMan Productions Releases His First Book

Former QVC writes a memoir comparing his life to the music of the Supremes while traveling across the country with his independent film.

Inglewood, CA, July 17, 2009 --(PR.com)-- 50 years of Motown Music Inspires 50 Years of Gay life.

Actor and television shopping host Dale Madison was one year old when Berry Gordy formed Motown records. As Motown celebrates 50 years of music-making history, Madison creates a tribute to the music he calls “the soundtrack of his life.”

As a kid growing up on the gritty streets of Baltimore, Dale Madison idolized the glitz and glamour that the Supremes personified for an era in American music history. So it seemed natural for Madison to shape his memoir as an homage to the group, and in particular to the 1984 Mary Wilson book, “DREAMGIRL: My Life as a Supreme.”

“I had such an emotional attachment to the incredible cultural success of the Supremes in the 1960s” Madison says. “At different points in my life I felt as if I were each one of the Supremes. I can’t tell you how many times my mother caught me singing like Diana Ross whenever I got an ‘A’ on an assignment from school.”

The book explores with candor and charm his Baltimore childhood, his straight and gay relationships, his varied careers, his turbulent four years as a shopping channel host at QVC, and his current work as a bit player in Hollywood movies.

In an unexpected twist, Madison’s short film of the same name succeeded before the release of the book it was intended to promote. The film “DREAMBOY …” earned four nominations at February’s 2008 San Diego Black Film Festival and won the LGBT film award. In addition Dale emcees a regular night of Motown and Soul music at San Diego's newest, premiere dining and live music establishment, Anthology near the hip neighborhood of "Little Italy" on the southern end of India Street.

Madison wrote, produced and stars in "The Panty Man" which has been selected for the 15th Annual Black Harvest International Film Festival in Chicago this year. The festival will be held at the Gene Siskel Film Center. His film will screen twice, Sunday, August 23rd, 5:15 pm and Tuesday, August 25th, 8:15 pm."The Panty Man" is a true story that is highlighted in DREAMBOY. It also stars Kareem Ferguson, one of the actors from “The DL Chronicles” as the Panty Man. Madison is currently touring the country at various festivals and will end up in Amsterdam on September 14, 2009 at the “Africa in the Picture” festival.

“As I celebrate 50 years on this earth,” says Madison, of Inglewood, California,” I can’t think of a more perfect party machine than the music of Motown.”

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