This is the brilliant German novelist, essayist, and anti-Nazi patriot, Thomas Mann. Married to a Jewish woman, but gay, he struggled throughout most of his life with his sexuality. When he sought asylum outside Germany in 1933, he joked about having several reasons to leave. Everyone understood about his Jewish wife and political distaste for Hitler, but his homosexuality didn't get mentioned. He managed to father six (!) children, three of whom turned out to be gay. Lynes photographed him in Hollywood in 1946, and had figured out from his writing that he was homosexual.