Friday, January 17, 2014

Blind Items Revealed

September 6, 2013

This aging Academy Award winning actress spends a great deal of her remaining fortune on the company of much much younger men. She pays them with gifts and cash and she gets them to act out some of her famous scenes. They guys are barely wearing anything and love scenes involve way more than kissing, but I'm happy for her. She always seemed so cranky though.

Faye Dunaway

34 comments:

Cecilia00 said...

If everyone is an adult on the same page, cool.

VIPblonde said...

@Elsa Bailey beat me to it!! Great job!!

Sherry said...

She was notoriously difficult to work with. If anyone is living that scene from H'wd Blvd it's Faye.

sandybrook said...

Wow someone got there before VIP did with the right answer. However Faye was always nasty not cranky and hadn't aged very well at all and must be desperately lonely now that shes in her 70s.

Kimba said...

Go Faye! I'd do the same if I were her. She's all diva.

Seven of Eleven said...

I hope none of them were this scene. I read that she actually asked Nicholson to really hit her because she didn't like the fake slap takes.

sandybrook said...

Anyway Faye might be having them re-enact scenes from Mommie Dearest with coat hangers which might not be so much fun. :(

Blondie! said...

Does anyone know why or how her career got derailed? She was a really good actress. Was it that she just became crankypants?

Red said...

Norma Desmond redux. Young Faye was so beautiful - Bonnie & Clyde, Thomas Crown Affair (the original was far better than the remake.)

ktmac said...

I saw her at a Mail Boxes Etc about 5 years ago. She looks ollllllld.

Char said...

It's pretty pathetic actually. She must be going senile.

Renoblondee said...

I do love the remake though. @Red

Seven of Eleven said...

I loved the remake, too! Pierce Brosnan is fine and the chemistry with Rene Russo was amazing.

(And Denis Leary had the best hair ever.)

TalksTooMuch said...

I would think that WOULD put a smile on one's face. Except for all the training, of course

TalksTooMuch said...

And the hair and makeup

ninotchka said...

She was so beautiful and is still the gold standard for models turned actresses. She had the bone structure to age gorgeously but she couldn't let it happen. Now she looks like a circus freak.

Her career tanked because she was a raging bitch and no one wanted to deal with her anymore.

Blondie! said...

@ninotchka, thanks! I always wondered. She was gorgeous and a good actress. I wondered if it was because the Joan Crawford movie tanked.

Basil said...

She did have a couple of good roles after Mommie Dearest, but nothing like her heyday in the 70's.

D Brown said...

Blondie - I think her personality was the biggest negative but there were other factors. While actors like to pretend they can play anything the reality is that the public generally assigns them a persona. Her's was fairly cold and brittle, consequently she was hard to cast (compared to an "approachable" personality such as Sandra Bullock"). Her success was extraordinarily concentrated (B&C, Thomas Crown) in 1967/8 and a great run from 1974-1976 (Musketeer films, Chinatown, Network, Towering Inferno, Condor). Outside of that her taste in material appears to have been poor. Finally it is often said that Mommie Dearest was so "over the top" so as to destroy her credibility. It certainly was an artistic failure, to which her performance was a major contributor, but it should be remembered that she was 40 and her ingenue days were behind her anyways.

MISCH said...

Does she really have any money left ? Her son is a non working actor…

But I've heard she has the most fantastic Vintage clothing collection…


she was so beautiful in Bonnie & Clyde and The Thomas Crown Affair..

Canasta said...

+1

Stepforded said...

Awwwww that's quite sad :-(

Beautiful woman in her prime.

aemish said...

What a disgusting creature. Paying gigilos to re-enact scenes from your own old movies. *hurl*

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Too, she got "old" before the plastic surgery boon we see today, where you can turn 50 and look amazing. By the 70's it got better, but in those days, a typical on-screen couple involved a 40-ish man and a 20-ish woman. Older women were pushed out.

I really loved "Eyes of Laura Mars" - one of my favorite films. Great actress... that's a shame if she was mean.

SNJ said...

Ha! That's the first thing I thought of: Faye standing over a cowering, half-naked man screaming, NO WIRE HANGERS!!!

AppleThief4Elliot said...

How does one apply?

ninotchka said...

Throw a designer dress over her wall with a note and photo attached, AppleThief. She'll get it.

TLP said...

I worked at a restaurant in downtown Chicago in the 90s when Faye's assistant came in to pick up her dinner. This assistant was a nervous wreck and kept saying "I'm here for Faye Dunaway's dinner". Well, turns out somewhere somehow someone called one place and went to the other because there was no such order there.

This girl panicked and started sweating! She kept saying "I have to be back now". Fortunately for her, the chef was a really decent guy who started asking questions about who she spoke with and the type of food. He said "I think I know the restaurant. Let me make a call". Meanwhile this girl was shaking hard and very red in the face. A few minutes later he came back and told her the name and address of the restaurant which was blocks away. This girl mumbled thanks and ran out. We wondered how such a mixup could happen but the way this poor girl was about to fall apart at the seams really stuck with us.

Alexa Rose said...

@TLP, wow, sounds like a tough job. You couldn't pay enough to be an assistant to the stars, especially a washed up one.

di butler said...

I was happy that day, because I had a legit reason to say, "No moar wire hangers," instead of the million other times I say it, and there's no context. Next to "What's in the boxxxx?" its my all time favorite movie quote.

Queenie said...

Wowee great story. I love hearing tales of workers' experiences working for the famous.

A friend is a production assistant for Bravo - sounds like such a nightmare job ... the pay is not good, the hours are terrible, and the cast on the shows she is assigned to are insufferable. Still, it's all good experience - which is how she looks at it too.

Blogger101 said...

Many years ago, a friend of mine was working in an LA record store (before the internet). Many celebs would come in there - one thing they wouldn't send their assistants to do is pick out their music. Anyway, Faye Dunaway came in and purchased some music, and paid by check. The cashier had to call in for an authorization number, and Faye got VERY upset at having to wait. The cashier apologized, but added, "It will only take 15 seconds to get the authorization, ma'am." Faye replied, shouting throughout the store, "I.....HAVEN'T.....GOT....15....SECONDS!!!" I don't remember whether or not she ended up waiting for that authorization or not, but all the employees wanted to get t-shirts made up with that quote.

Steampunk Jazz said...

I use " I'm shakin' the bush , boss..." and " what we have here is a failure to communicate!" At work All The Time!
Cool Hand Luke- what an awesome movie...

TalksTooMuch said...

I like "I'm mad at Mel and I'm not eating bacon anyMORE!"