Saturday, September 09, 2017

Blind Item #1 - Old Hollywood

This permanent A+ list legend who is now up to multiple generations of celebrity offspring and even had a permanent A lister portray him in a movie got away with attempted murder of a permanent A+ list mostly movie actor and the murder of an A+ list mostly movie director who had his wife paid off with $1M.

11 comments:

Simon said...

Hmm, Fonda's?

Mjm said...

John Huston?

Butterfingers said...

Charlie Chaplin

Phanshy said...

Either the Coppalas, Hustons the the Barrymores

Phanshy said...

*Or the

PhyllisWhitweed said...

Sounds like Kirk Douglas

Stephie said...

Permanent A+ list legend - William R. Hearst
Permanent A lister who portrayed him in a movie - Orson Welles
Permanent A+ list mostly movie actor - Charlie Chaplin
A+ list mostly movie director - Thomas Ince

Kim said...

The Hearst guy who Citizen Kane was about.

Whywhywhy??? said...

Wow! I can't help but notice the weather impacting the visibility of some regular commenters. May all be safe.

Bend3r said...

Ok, Ince died in his yatch, but when did he try to kill Chaplin?

Stephie said...

It supposedly occurred at the same time. Rumor has it that Hearst was jealous because he thought Chaplin was having an affair with Marion Davies (Hearst's mistress). After seeing Chaplin and Davies together on his yacht, Hearst flew into a rage and ran to get his gun. When he came back, he shot Ince instead mistaking him for Chaplin. There was a big cover up to hide what actually happened but because of all the witnesses on board, the truth was whispered in certain circles. It is also rumored that Louella Parsons, who was a movie columnist at the time and who was believed to also have witnessed the shooting, was given a lifetime contract with Hearst's newspaper because of her helping to cover up the crime.