Friday, February 28, 2014

Blind Item #7 - Old Hollywood Blind

This A list actress at the time was everywhere and did everything. She also was extremely jealous. When she thought that this A+ list movie actor who is still considered A+ today was stealing her girlfriend she tried to kill the actor. Despite making lots of movies together they never made another after that and the girlfriend of the actress later became the wife of the actor.

66 comments:

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Foster/Beatty/Annette

Karen said...

"Still considered A+ today?" Meaning that he's still alive or just that he's still that famous?

Vera L- said...

I was thinking Faye Dunaway for the A list at the time actress.

FSP said...

I was thinking Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner but the wife part doesn't fit.

ItsCourtneyD said...

I got a headache reading that.

VIPblonde said...

Katharine Hepburn / Cary Grant

RangersGirl said...

VIP got it. And The Philadelphia Story & Bringing Up Baby are two of my most favorite movies of all time.

loopymommy said...

So which of Grant's wives do you think it was? "The Philadelphia Story" was on this morning and "Bringing up Baby" is my all-time favorite film.

loopymommy said...

Holy shit, RangersGirl, are you me?

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Think the dude is supposed to still be alive? Douglas/Turner would fit.

Simon said...

Cyan cannon for wife? I thought the blind alluded to the actor still being alive but maybe I am reading it incorrectly

Simon said...

Dyan! I mean

Karen said...

VIP got it--the last Grant/Hepburn movie was in 1940, so I expect that the wife was either Barbara Hutton (1942-45)or Betsy Drake (1949-62).

RangersGirl said...

High 5 loopy! o/\o

Simon said...

Yea Karen, I think you got,it, Barbara Hutton!

sandybrook said...

I think its Barbara Hutton as the wife. VIP extremely good job!!

sandybrook said...

Ssh we are not supposed to know Spencer Davis and Katherine Hepburn weren't just live in buddies.

sandybrook said...

*were*

msgirl said...

Actor is still alive, not Grant!

loopymommy said...

o/\o right back atcha, RG!

Bruce Jenner said...

FSP, it doesn't get much better than Romancing the Stone.

My favorite line: What did you do wake up this morning and say, "Today, I'm going to ruin a man's life"? Gets me every time!

loopymommy said...

Did you ever see the interview Betsy Drake did about Grant? She was asked about the rumors regarding his sexuality. She answered, "Why would I think he was gay when we were fucking all the time?" Awesome.

Ms Cool said...

Cary Grant is always A+ and Bringing Up Baby is awesome!!! I love him in every movie he did.

Oopsy_Daisy said...

I want this to be Joan Crawford / Clark Gable / Carole Lombard so bad! Gable and Crawford made eight movies together, were former lovers/BFF, she was a known bi. They didn't make any movies after Strange Cargo (released in 40, which means it could have been completed prior to Gable's 39 marriage to Lombard). Crawford's legendary temper and jealous fits is perfect for this. The only thing that doesn't fit is that I would think Enty, whichever one it is today, would have said that the girlfriend turned wife was also an actress.

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Renoblondee said...

I have no guess but I'm intrigued!

Seven of Eleven said...

You betches who love Philadelphia Story and Bringing Up Baby.

loopymommy said...
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Krab said...

There's no way Kate Hepburn isn't A++++ forever. This blind implies she isn't or wasn't later on.

loopymommy said...

AWWWWW! You, Seven, are truly awesome. <3 <3 <3

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FSP said...

Bitches be crazy, Bruce.

sandybrook said...

Even though I think VIP is correct Id like to throw Doris Day into the mix with Cary Grant and Betsy Drake. Just for arguments sake.

loopymommy said...

Seven & RangersGirl, every time someone says, "It takes practice," either my husband or I say, "What, to sit on my hat?" and the other will say, "No, to drop an olive.

Seven of Eleven said...

@loopymommy, that was a gif fail but RIGHT?! about the codpiece?! Creepy!

Oh, and for you, doll face :D

di butler said...

Ok, this one is great, I never heard that Hepburn and Hutton were lovers before the "always A+, I will throat punch anyone who says differently " Cary Grant.

I adore him. He IS the definition of movie royalty
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Good job, VIP!

Bruce Jenner said...

Oh I know it!

bunny honey said...

V.I.P. - Very Informative Person
I think you got it!

Anna said...

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire

Penelope said...

VIP is simply amazing. Nice work!!

timebob said...

Just to add some clarification, Enty puts 'Old Hollywood Blind' when all the players are dead. That is what he usually does anyway. Or notes at times if one person is still alive in the blind. So I think everyone is long gone in this blind.

The way he wrote the actor it could seem like he is still alive but I doubt it.

Gayeld said...

@loopymommy. LOL! We were just talking about that being a perfect double bill yesterday on Tony Ortega's blog (we being commentors, not Tony.)

CarolMR said...

I like Oopsy_Daisy's guess.

CarolMR said...

I like Oopsy_Daisy's guess.

Unknown said...

Spencer Tracy, not spencer Davis.


msgirl said...

OK timebob that's true. So it could be Cary, but as Krab says Katherine is A+. And it's rumored she was gay. She certainly was in a relationship with a woman when she arrived in Hollywood.

Can you believe Bringing Up Baby was considered a flop at the time? Wow.

Nolesgirl said...

Philadelphia Story is one of my all-time faves, but for Jimmy Stewart, mostly. He's my all-time fave

Frosty said...

I'm with Oopsy_Daisy and think this fits Crawford/Gable/Lombard best

Gayeld said...

In which case, it should definitely be doubled up with Harvey.

msgirl said...

Crawdord makes total sense, never knew she and Gable had an affair. Much better than Katherine!

Love these old Hollywood blinds!

CarolMR said...

Crawford and Gable had an on-again, off-again affair for many years.

loopymommy said...

Seven, you made me all sniffly. Dayum. <3<3<3
Not about the codpiece! :p

loopymommy said...

Right? I mean, you get the best of both of them: The patrician bitch vs. the cocky man's man, then the ditzy heiress vs. the nerdy asexual professor. Can't do better than that! And GEORGE THE DOG (Asta!)! Anything with a wirehair fox terrier is friggin' awesome.

loopymommy said...

SO much love for Harvey. Saw it last year on Broadway with Jim Parsons.

[Wilson reading from an encyclopedia] "Pooka - from old Celtic mythology: A fairy spirit in animal form, always very large. The pooka appears here and there, now and then, to this one and that one.. A benign but mischievous creature, very fond of rumpots, crackpots, and how are you, Mr. Wilson?"

QueenAnne Guido said...

According to FULL SERVICE.... Cary and Randolph Scott were more than roommates. And Kate didn't find favor in male flesh.

loopymommy said...

Hey Queen, what did you think of that book? While the celebrity gossip was priceless, I was nauseous reading the autobiographical parts. It seemed that he was almost brainwashed to accept and appreciate the abuses heaped upon him by older men.

JW said...

I agree with the Joan Crawford guess.

FlirtyChick74 said...

Google says it's Louise Treadwell, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

Link

Cheryl said...

@loopymommy-I agree. I kept asking myself why he kept doing it because the payoff just didn't seem worth it. Also, while I enjoyed the gossip, I didn't learn anything new.

loopymommy said...

Exactly, Cheryl. He had such an unrealistic amount of empathy for his abusers, too. I wonder if all of that came post-therapy or something. It made me very uncomfortable.

Re: The gossipy parts, every time I see Walter Pidgeon in a movie, my mind goes right back to that pool scene.

msgirl said...

Wait Cary grant was abused? Apparently I know nothing.

loopymommy said...

Sorry msgirl, we were talking about a book called "Full Service" written by a guy who claims to have been a pimp-for-free for Hollywood stars on the down low. He details the sexual abuse he had as a child, but somehow sees it as a good thing. Very disconcerting.

Sara said...

"Full Service" by Scotty Bowers: agree about the weird rationalizations about childhood abuse - but enjoyed the Old Hollywood reveals..

Torch Song Tango said...

How about Myrna Loy and William Powell. She was rumoured to be gay and they made many movies together. He was married to Carole Lombard, but earlier in his career.

B626 said...

When Danny De Vito sez I lost my Langastino, and the fatt lady beats on him.

B626 said...

I saw it. She still sounded very hurt to me, damaged.