Sunday, December 10, 2017

Blind Item #2 - Old Hollywood - The Curse

This foreign born mostly movie actor was B+ listish. He was also closeted. He used several actresses as beards, including a bisexual Broadway star who was also A-/B+ list and considered a curse to those who slept with her. Our actor was sleeping with the closeted gay husband of the Broadway star. The closeted gay husband was an heir to millions of dollars. They arranged a lavender marriage to hide from his conservative southern family that he was gay. When the gay husband threatened to leave his wife and move in with the actor, our actress claimed she was pregnant. She wasn't. She then called up some of her mafia connections, including Bugsy Siegel, to put a hit out on her husband, who was murdered. On a side note, she then started sleeping with the younger brother of the husband she had murdered. He later died of a drug overdose. As for our actor? He was killed in an accident. She was quite the curse.

30 comments:

Unknown said...

When I googled what a lavender marriage was (though I could infer what it was in the context of the blind), an image of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise popped up. lulz,

Don Kieballs said...

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne?

Don Kieballs said...

Nevermind. doesn't fit.
Maybe Barbara McNair and Rick Manzie (who was murdered allegedly by mobsters? And Horace Manzie being the brother?
I don't know. This is way before my time

Sceptiacal0121 said...

Libby Holman and RJReynolds of the tobacco family. I read a book on Holman and she led a wild life. Very good read if you like scandal and families with money. First time poster.

Carolyn said...

and Montgomery Clift as the actor?

Libby Holman does seem to have left quite a string of bodies in her wake. Yikes.

Carolyn said...

oh wait, Clift was American.

Agree on Libby Holmes though

Boo Hearne said...

The question I would like answered is: Just HOW OLD is Enty?! From his recent blinds he ain't a toddler, that's foh sure!

Amused said...

If this IS Libby Holman, then it seems like Enty has mixed a lot of facts about her life up. Her second husband, Ralph Holmes, was the younger brother of a man she dated named Philips Holmes. Philips died in a combat plane collision and Ralph is the one who died of an overdose. Her first husband, Zachary Reynolds is the husband who was shot after a pregnancy announcement. The only actor seems to be who @Carolyn came up with (Montgomery Clift), who isn't foreign born, lol. https://nursemyra.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/statue-of-libby/

bean àlainn rua said...

@Boo Hearne: I believe it's the Himmmm quartet whom are no spring chickens :)

PS: To all the bellyachers, I myself have no intention of killing the "goose that lays the golden eggs". Face it, there is a curiosity in the unknown, so chill out.

TwoDots said...

Not related at all, but has anyone seen Enty’s Twitter? He’s adding to The Web blind tomorrow...

John Doe said...

Montgomery Clift doesn't fit. He was American and he did not die in his car accident.

mannyv said...

In the old days stories like these would die off. Now they'll live on until this blog is deleted. This is what I imagine palace gossip is like.

Imagine all the gossip that went missing. From what little I've read Ben Franklin's antics could fill a blog; he was Clinton-like in his horndogginess. None of the juicy stuff survived, afaik.

In the end it's all about people, which is why it's so interesting. People's stories, no matter how terrible, are always interesting.

Jenko said...

James dean for the actor that died in an accident??

maile said...

Bugsy Siegel died in 1947, so the hit had to go down before then.

John Doe said...

I am looking for connection to James Dean also.

John Doe said...

Not Dean either, he was born in the USA.

booboo79as said...

Enty knows "Old Hollywood" people or people who know OH people.

G said...

So was Bruce Springsteen. ;)

txvoodoo said...

Lesley Howard, Tallulah Bankhead?

Fairylights said...

My first thought was James Dean too, but when I went back and looked again at the clue, it doesn't say the actor died in a car accident, just an accident. That opens up a whole lot of other possibilities: accident on set, horseback riding accident, diving accident, etc.

Krab said...

Uhhh....just because people have heard gossip from 1930 or 1955 doesn't mean they're 75 years old. Seriously, people? Come on. Some of us, believe it or not, have studied history from thousands of years ago, and we're not actually that old! BOOM, mind blown.

CT-Hilltopper said...

Libby Holman would be my guess for the female, she had a hard life. She had an estate in Stanwich (that area right on the Stamford/Greenwich border in Connecticut). The house is beautiful, inside and out. The grounds were open once a year for a daffodil festival, and people for that one day could tour the outdoor area of the estate. She committed suicide in the seventies. The estate is called Treetops, and allegedly Richard Burton proposed to Elizabeth Taylor there. After her death, the estate was owned by (among others) Champion International, a paper company headquartered in Stamford. While they owned it,they continued the daffodil festival. Champion sold it to a man who managed hedge funds, who owns it to this day. Here;s an article regarding Libby Holman:

https://www.elsewhere.co.nz/weneedtotalkabout/5460/we-need-to-talk-about-libby-holman-sex-scandal-shooting-and-suicide/

CT-Hilltopper said...

In the post above, I made a mistake. Mike Todd proposed to Elizabeth Taylor in the library at Treetops, not Richard Burton.

CT-Hilltopper said...

Broadway Star: Libby Holman
Closeted gay husband:Zachary Smith Reynolds, of Reynolds Tobacco fame
His actor bf:?
She actually was pregnant though. There was a big scandal because she was drunk at her husband's family's estate in North Carolina when she told him she was pregnant. There was a gunshot and Holman ran into the room saying that Reynolds had killed himself. There was a huge court trial, and Holman's female lover, a member of the Dupont family,showed up dressed as a man. The Reynolds eventually dropped the case, and Holman and her son inherited $7.5 million.

Holmans second husband was was Ralph Holmes, younger brother of a man named Philip Holmes whom Holman had dated. He was in the Canadian RAF and was killed in 1942. Ralph Holmes died of a barbituate overdose in 1945.

plot said...

Libby Holmes WAS pregnant when Smith Reynolds died and the child was born prematurely. Later, as a teenager, the son died in a mountain climbing accident.

srogersh said...

Leslie Howard as the movie actor? Died in mysterious plane crash.

Shelby Lowe said...

What was the book called? I've been looking for a good read

Shelby Lowe said...
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Sceptiacal0121 said...

I read the book years ago. Dreams That Money Can Buy. I had never heard of her but the book looked interesting and it turned out to be a great read.

Natasha said...

This has been a tough nut to crack! Even the hubs, who considers the site and H'wood trash a big waste of time got hooked on this one.

Bugs may be the key here. Long before Mr. Bugs came a calling in Hollywood, he was a bright eyed young hoodlum whacking people in old New York. By the ripe age of 20, he was a seasoned Hitman.

After the repeal of prohibition in 1933, Bugs began to branch out in his skill set, getting away from the paid rubs on this and that. So, this blind could be way older than we thought!

The bi Broadway star is not Marilyn Miller and it's not Jeanne Eagles. Maybe I should look more into other Ziegfeld girls turned actress?

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