Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Blind Items Revealed - Mr. X - Old Hollywood

June 20, 2014

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?

John Wayne/first wife: Josephine Saenz/Loretta Young

36 comments:

sandybrook said...

Ok so John Wayne was a POS you learn something new everyday.

Count Jerkula said...

He's John Wayne. He can do whatever he wants as long as it aint lil kids.

jack ducky said...

Is anyone shocked he was an asshole? Anyone?

ItsCourtneyD said...

As legendary as the man is, I can see him having a jerk side. It's not surprising.

sandybrook said...

Enty maybe you can assign Mr. X to do Old Hollywood blinds instead of the crap he usually drops on us?? These are better.

jack ducky said...

Isn't this the same guy who is known for being extremely racist and homophobic?

ItsCourtneyD said...

I do like the old Hollywood blinds! They seem more juicy than the crap dished on "stars" today. Today's behavior doesn't surprise me but I love knowing the old dirt.

jack ducky said...

*having been

Simon said...

Agree! These are real stars. All the blinds now are d list reality stars and celebrities. Have the time I don't even bother to look at guesses if it's about some tool.

sandybrook said...

Not unusual behavior back then jack.

Simon said...

Half the time....stop it spellcheck!

crila16 said...

I don't think anyone had guessed John Wayne.

Frosty said...

Good one! I don't endorse cheating but damn he was handsome as a young man

melissa said...

Loretta also had Clark Gable's baby while he was married then pretended to adopt the child

el scandoloso

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/arts/television/judy-lewis-secret-daughter-of-hollywood-dies-at-76.html

jack ducky said...

Yeah I know but doesn't make it okay. My grandpa use to watch all his movies though. I'm not into westerns though so I've never seen him act.

Count Jerkula said...

Its all good, I think Duke hated commies and hippies (redundant?) the most.

Renoblondee said...

Boning wife's nest friend is low though. And vice versa

Tigercat said...

I forget who was riding with JW, but they were in a car and Wayne pulls over to a house. He goes up to the door, chats with the people who live there and because he's The Duke, he and his friend were invited in.

JW didn't know the people, his liquor buzz was fading and he wanted a drink right there and then. He got a few.

Shelly Shell said...

Loretta was a christian slut.

Count Jerkula said...

WC Fields used to hide in the bushes and shoot spitballs at people on Homes of the Stars tours.

Jessica Larson said...

Loretta's son was also a child molestor that she covered up & paid people off.

Paint Chips said...

Loretta - such a devoted Catholic.

NomNom83 said...

A cheater and someone who will fuck her best friend's husband? Sounds like a good match to me.

Karen said...

My old boss (currently 80 years old) was in the Navy. He and some of his buddies went out in uniform when stationed in Hawaii. John Wayne was at their bar and he sat down with them for an hour and paid for all their drinks.

car54 said...

Dang, for someone who was such a strict Catholic, Loretta got around.

Unknown said...

Loretta was one of the biggest hos in Hollywood. No wonder she was so desperate to maintain the devout Catholic image.

Sherry said...

I've heard two schools of thought. That JW was nice but could also be a real bastard. Just like us normal people.

AKM said...

I've heard that, too, Sherry. I love THE QUIET MAN, but otherwise I'm not a huge fan. My dad is, though.

(Hope you're hanging in there today! Hugs and you-can-do-it! fist pumps to you.)

Clark St. said...

Here's the best Loretta Young story:
When she had her TV show, Robert Mitchum was that week's guest star.
He swore a bit & Young told him to put a quarter in the swear box each time he swore.
Mitchum said: "Here's 20 bucks Loretta, now fuck off!"

AIP said...

I think it was closer to him being a complete jackass who could be nice Sherry.
Legendary British film reviewer Barry Norman never liked him and told a great story about how me managed to piss Wayne of so badly on a press call in the 70s that the elderly Wayne nearly went for him!

I could see Wayne buddying up to military people there. He was reportedly self-conscious that his "war service" were those patriotic films. In fairness Lee Marvin constantly ripping the piss out of him for being the big patriot who never served a minute in the military.

Shark Week said...

Bueller?

Its just U said...

My grandmother met him once. She sold him an ice-cream (of all things) and he chatted with her for a while. This was during The Quiet Man. She said he was lovely but a big ole flirt. She had a framed picture of him in the living room for years and years.
She liked to tell the story that they were gonna run away to America together, but I think that was just to buzz with my Grandad.

Lisa said...

He hated the fact that he was unable to serve. When he went down and tried to enlist he found out he was unable as he was flat footed.
Both my father and husband ADORE John Wayne and I think I have seen every movie of his so many times I can recite some lines from a few of them lol.

it took forever said...

what a terrible friend

__-__=__ said...

+1

B626 said...

I nailed it. Didn't know/care who the actress was.