Saturday, September 09, 2017

Blind Item #2 - Old Hollywood

In these days, people will spend a ton on publicity or get pregnant or married and get their wife pregnant to try and win an Academy Award. Back in the day though, this permanent A+ list mostly movie actress with A++ list name recognition convinced the voting members that she was in the hospital and barely clinging to life. She won. Remarkably she was fit and ready to accept the award and partied for 72 straight hours afterwards.

10 comments:

Simon said...

Joan crawford

Mjm said...

Liz Taylor?

Spanky909 said...

For Butterfield 8

Commentator said...

+1

Kim said...

Gone are the days of getting pregnant to save a marriage or to trap a man. Lol

Do Tell said...

Joan Crawford/Mildred Pierce. Liz Taylor really was at death's door.

Do Tell said...

In Eddie Fisher's memoir, he talks about how congested she wss because of double pneumonia, she was choking to death on phleghm and needed an emergency tracheotomy. It really was no put-on.

Simon said...

Right! Well known Joan stayed away out of fear she'd lose. Partied after her win

Scandi Sanskrit said...

So what would we call the child, an "Oscar baby"?

epiphany said...

Nope - no faking from Taylor. She really did almost die. Her throat was full of thick dark mucous - apologies to those eating while reading this - and had to have an emergency tracteostomy. This is Joan Crawford.