Marilyn Monroe has always been a gay icon, but did you know that the screen siren loved the gays right back?
A new book called Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret tells the story of Jane Lawrence--Marilyn's fan club president at Fox--as written by author Tony Jerris.
According to the book, when Jane ... More >>
According to Peter Bart's book Infamous Players, it was Rock Hudson and Julie Andrews in the 1970 romantic spy drama Darling Lili.
Writes Bart, who at the time was a junior executive faced with the job of looking at the rushes:
"Their supposedly steamy love scene had as much fizzle as day-old beer ... More >>
I was a guest on last night's Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell on HLN, discussing Samantha Brick, the woman who wrote an editorial about how being so beautiful and alluring has ruined her friendships with bitterly jealous and resentful female friends.
I should have such problems.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 12, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 28
Mailer's 5th Estate: Who's paranoid now?
by Frank Crowther
"Paranoia is the most useful or the most destructive faculty of the human spirit. One never knows when it's devoted to you or your destruction ... More >>
A letter just came in from my writer friend Gary LeGault way out in LA LA Land:
"I wanted to provide you with an update on the script I wrote for the Brolins, which you were so kind to have mentioned in your blog. Barbra never formally acknowledged my manuscript, but in the ... More >>
*Joan Crawford had a lifelong sexual crush on her arch rival Bette Davis and once tried to seduce Marilyn Monroe, which promptly ended their friendship.
*Bette Davis turned down Mildred Pierce, which turned out to be Crawford's Oscar role, jumpstarting her faded career.
The difference between Arthur Miller and the playwrights of today? For one thing, they're not doing Marilyn Monroe. For another, Miller got decent coin for what he did in his day, as one of the few prominent guys who did. Now, playwrights have to fight for their cash where they can get it.
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
Miss America Pageant Official Year Book
Discovered at: Antique mall
The C ... More >>
Perhaps following in the footsteps of her idol Marilyn Monroe, Julissa Brisman, the masseuse allegedly shot to death by gambler Phillip Markoff, modeled for an "entertainment company" that created, among other things, sexy calendars, a source tells us.
The source says the company Brisman posed ... More >>