Thursday, September 28, 2017

Today's Blind Items - Old Hollywood - Get Me The Librarian

She wasn't really a librarian. She was an actress. Probably almost A list at her peak. The thing is though she loved books and generally had a handful with her at all times. So, to those closest to her she was called the librarian. It was also a code word. No one used her name out loud when they wanted something else for her. Her peak was during silent films. She worked with nothing but A+ listers and was always by their side. Besides being a decent actress, she also had connections in the medical industry. Those connections allowed her to be almost the only source of cocaine in Hollywood. Besides being the only source for cocaine, she provided a service no one else did. She would come to the studio or the home of a star and have them lie down. She would then personally supervise the injecting of cocaine into their body. While the star enjoyed the effects of the drug, our actress would stay there reading a book or talking to them or whatever else they needed. When the rush ended, our actress would collect her fee and exit. Oh, and just because she was tiny and beautiful didn't mean you could get away without paying. Between her gun and her bodyguard, everyone paid or they ended up in the hospital. A couple of people ended up dead. One person who ended up dead was not even her fault, but it ruined her career in front of the cameras and as a dealer. She tried to make a comeback a few years later as an actress and had some success, but her husband was jealous of the attention so she stopped. She died a short time later. 

12 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

Mabel Normand?
"This started during the Taylor scandal when it was claimed that maybe he had been killed for interrupting a drug ring, and maybe Normand was part of it. While not prominent during her life it has become more commonly believed as time has passed despite no evidence. Normand's family, estate and personal nurse were all adamant she had never used any drugs. Sadly this rumor has become common place in Hollywood lore."

Dena said...

Mabel Normand - she worked with DW Griffith, Chaplin, Pickford.

Moose said...

I think Normand was A+ for most of her career.

How about Claire Adams? She was a nurse before coming to Hollywood, and starred in the second largest grossing silent film of all time ("The Big Parade"). She worked with King Vidor, Tom Mix, Wallace Beery, Lon Chaney.

Eyre Affair said...

My first thought was Louise Brooks. She was an avid reader, but she did not die soon after her career ended, so it's probably Mabel Normand.

Do Tell said...

Louise Brooks?

Scandi Sanskrit said...

The Old Hollywood stories are so much more interesting and and the people are way more fascinating than today's crap. ♥

Moose said...

+1, Scandi

I fear for a few generations down the road who will read today's gossip as "Old Hollywood" and wonder why 2010's culture was so obsessed over the Kardashians, Real Housewives, and Teen Moms.

Just4Fun said...

NOT Louise Brooks. Her last marriage ended in 1938 and she died in the 70s, so not "a short time later."

cc423 said...

Mabel Normand... Read her Wikipedia page. Spells it all out.

DreamWanderExplore said...

Thelma Todd?

Apricot29 said...

Yup, Mabel Normand. Just like cc423 said, read her Wiki. Everything is there. Drugs, books, murders, guns

Amartel said...

Agree about Old Hollywood being so much more interesting. Even the celebs in the 70s and 80s had more going on than this current crop. Years from now the tales that will be told of plastic surgery and tanning mishaps, stylist infighting and that time the paps showed up at the wrong location.