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Truman Capote

With fabric and crayon, man makes impression on gay history

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. Many of the names are familiar and anticipated Truman Capote, Andy Warhol and James Dean. They are here along with those of actors Marlene Dietrich, Rudolph Valentino and Tyrone Power. Writers Gertrude Stein, Herman Melville and Oscar Wilde are nearby. And, yes, St. Louis is represented in the new art exhibit at Webster University, in nearby Webster Groves, Mo. writers Tennessee Williams and William S. Burroughs. The creator of the collection, known as "The Gay Rub," also is a St. Louisan, although Steven Reigns now calls West Hollywood, Calif., home. In the small gallery hang 150 rubbings taken from landmarks, signs, tombstones, plaques and other monuments...