Friday, June 20, 2014

Mr. X Blind Items Part Five

11) Old Hollywood: Which foreign-born Olympian turned Hollywood girl next door initially worried studio execs when she was signed to a long-term contract because she and her family were close associates to several high ranking Nazis, including Hitler himself? 
12) Old Hollywood: Which A++ list Oscar winning/nominated actor who was a struggling B for the first half of the 1930s cheated on his first wife with her best friend, an A/B-list Oscar winning actress who had the public image of a goody two shoes?

53 comments:

Tongue N. Cheek said...

Idk. I'm not THAT old...

TalksTooMuch said...

What.ever

TalksTooMuch said...

That was not at you, TNC

AJ said...

Sonya Hening for Olympian turned actress.

Honey Badger said...

Sonia Henie for the Olympian.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Brando / Doris Day

Karen said...

11) Sonja Henning

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Dave said...

How is this a blind item? Sonja Henie's Nazi connections are on her wikipedia page.

Karen said...

*Henie

Tongue N. Cheek said...

*sniffling*... Oh. Okay....

AJ said...

Sonja Henie (April 8, 1912 – October 12, 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936) in Ladies Singles, a ten-time World Champion (1927–1936) and a six-time European Champion (1931–1936). Henie won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies figure skater. At the height of her acting career she was one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood.

Topper Madison said...

Sonja Henning
Clark Gable/Loretta Young

Riven said...

If we stop commenting on Mr X's Not!Blinds will they stop appearing?

AJ said...

If I got this blind first than they are waaaaay too easy.
LOL.

shopgirl said...

Sonja Henie's tutu! (I couldn't resist - I miss car talk!)

Gayeld said...

Sonya Henie?

Tigercat said...

Clark Gable

Maria Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham

Loretta Young

Alita said...

Five? FIVE???

Okay my guesses are what was said above by anyone else. But I'm going to brush my teeth. This is me in a snit. Hmph!

Haywood Jablomee said...

Forget the Old Hollywood crap. Got any dirt from the American Revolution? Dead people can't sue, why the blinding of items?

QueenAnne Guido said...

I love old Hollywood blinds in general. But not these specically.

The drunken punch filled brawls between Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra make most of current stuff look tame.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

.....waiting for the next post .... I find It's true, a watched pot never boils!

rosegold said...

Do one, Mr X.

Tricia Shaw said...

12) marlon Brando his wife Movite and
Debbie Reynolds

Simon said...

Esther Williams

Froggy England said...

I don't care how goody two shoes you are, if a young marlon Brando or Clark cable came a calling, you'd just have to answer that siren song,,,,

AKM said...

I hate to be that guy, but Marlon Brando?! He was six years old in 1930 and his first acting appearance (on TV) was in '49, so...

Clark Gable might work, but his struggling was actually in the '20s -- we're talking REALLY Old Hollywood! -- so I don't know about him, either.

Some of these Old Hollywood "reveals" are so easily solvable by using IMDb or Wikipedia, or they're pretty much common knowledge. That's just not much fun. Just saying.

That said, I'd love some good Old Hollywood reveals, and since most of those folks are gone now anyway, why can't we have 'em?!

nancer said...

i'm old so i like the old hollywood blinds. i think it's gable/young. she did have the goody two shoes reputation but didn't she have a child with him as a result of their affair?

veee said...

If they are implying Clarke Gable and Loretta Young that's not much of a blind. She secretly had his child, then "adopted" a daughter.

Sillygurl said...

The best friend got pregnant and HAD the baby? Damn that is scandalous. I'm going to google!!!

Topper Madison said...

@veee It's not much of a blind. I think it's geared towards the young'uns who maybe haven't heard of that scandal yet. You know, those kids who also don't know where the "In like Flynn" saying came from.

crila16 said...

#2 - Clark Gable...first wife Josephine Dillon

B626 said...

#2 gotta be John Wayne. He was in cheapo westerns in the 30s. Don't remember who the gal is.

Frosty said...
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Frosty said...

11 - Sonja Henie
12 - Humphrey Bogart, wife Mayo Methot.

auntliddy said...

I dont mind Mr X.

rocky boy said...

11. Sonja Henie
12. Spencer Tracey and Loretta Young

Sherry said...

I was surprised people were guessing Brando since he was too young in the 30's.

Otherwise I'm with what everyone else has said. Some of these are pretty common knowledge. My first thought was Esther Williams for #1 but a quick trip to Wiki solved that.

PamMo said...

11 = Sonja Henie
12 - I'm going with Dick Powell, Joan Blondell as the wife, and June Allyson as the friend. But I think Blondell hated Allyson, whom she says was a hooker back East despite her goody-goody image, so I could be wrong. Or she might have hated her after she found out about the cheating.

PamMo said...

Never mind, no Oscar for June Allyson.

Lovelyloie said...

I scrolled down to say the same thing. I'm commenting just to say, don't comment on these! But now...

TLP said...

Sonia Hening was a Liberache beard. How'd that happen?

Northbynorthwest said...

Henie, Gable is correct.

Jesus Christ some of these guesses are bad, Brando only was born in '24.

Jennmcn said...

Topper got it.I always wondered how the very devout Catholic Loretta Young slept at night. Obviously on a mountain is cash. She had a very long run in Hollywood.

Jennmcn said...

Topper got it.I always wondered how the very devout Catholic Loretta Young slept at night. Obviously on a mountain is cash. She had a very long run in Hollywood.

Jennmcn said...

Topper got it.I always wondered how the very devout Catholic Loretta Young slept at night. Obviously on a mountain is cash. She had a very long run in Hollywood.

Jennmcn said...

Topper got it.I always wondered how the very devout Catholic Loretta Young slept at night. Obviously on a mountain is cash. She had a very long run in Hollywood.

Humor Me said...

Agree -

Henie,

Gable, second wife, Loretta Young.

PotPourri said...

Yes, Sonia Henie, the "love of Liberace's life" according to Lee Liberace.

WUWT? said...

shopgirl, if no one had said that, I was going to have to!
I miss car talk too.

Trilby said...

Yeah, Young/Gable. Wasn't the child named "Judy", & had his (XL) ears? I think she ended up writing a book. A friend of mine was born in the 40s, famous parents & famous stepfather. His memories and anecdotes are incredible, & he has NOTHING nice to say about Loretta Young. Nothing.

miliosr said...

The Gable/Young is probably the best answer for #2 but Gable only struggled until 1931. That's when he hit it big opposite some of M-G-M's biggest female stars -- Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow and Norma Shearer.

ashanean said...

Number 1 is Sonja Henie