Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Blind Item #13 - Old Hollywood

Almost a hundred years ago now there was an A list model who graced the pages of magazines that still exist today. Much like some of the offspring models you see today, this model had a great deal of her success based on the fact she was wealthy and moved in the same circles as the publishers and bought the clothes that were advertised.

Our model was married. Marriage was probably not the right thing for her or her husband because they spent more time sleeping with other people than they did each other. At some point, they did manage to produce a son. Not just any son, but a son even more mentally ill than his parents.

The son went away to school and our model mother heard her son was involved with another man. Now, our model believed in having as much heterosexual sex as a human could have but was a firm believer that homosexual sex was deviant sex and believed a person could be cured. Her son was summoned home from school and the model would hire escorts for her son every day in an attempt to cure him. When none of them seemed to be able to do so, our model took matters in her own hands because I guess she though incest was better than homosexual sex???

The son snapped and killed his mom. 

47 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Time Magazine?

bigfakehand said...

Susan Cabot?

MontanaMarriott said...


Barbara Daly Baekeland?

sandybrook said...
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MontanaMarriott said...

Barbara Baekeland had a complex and allegedly incestuous relationship with her son, Antony Baekeland, who was gay or bisexual. Baekeland attempted to "fix" her son by hiring prostitutes to have sex with him. After this failed, while the pair were living in Majorca in the summer of 1968 following Barbara and Brooks's divorce,[2] Barbara was alleged to have manipulated or coerced her son into having sex with her.

During his young adulthood, Antony displayed increasingly regular signs of schizophrenia with paranoid tendencies, and his erratic behavior caused concern among family friends. He was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia.;[2] however, his father initially refused to allow him to be treated by psychiatrists, a profession he believed to be "amoral".[9]

Over the years, Antony and his mother had several violent arguments involving knives.[2]

MontanaMarriott said...

As a young woman living in New York City, Barbara became a prominent socialite. She was one of New York's ten most beautiful girls, gaining her regular modeling contracts with Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Her social status and beauty resulted in frequent invitations to high society parties, allowing her to date various wealthy admirers. She also suffered mental health problems like her mother, and was a private patient of psychiatrist Foster Kennedy.[2]

LurkyLoo said...
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Brayson87 said...

+1 Montana

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Daly_Baekeland

nonyabusiness said...

+1 Montana

Lonely Bastard said...

I hate to be Mr Picky but it's not really Hollywood though is it?

bigfakehand said...

Nice one MM

gauloise said...

Its hard to believe the 1940s are "almost a hundred years ago"

The Bakelite family story is super interesting, it was made into an excellent movie with Julianne Moore, called Savage Grace. It was a good book too.

He also tried to kill his grandmother after his release.

kfitz said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1030330/How-society-beauty-finally-murdered-gay-son-tried-cure-homosexuality.html

damn

T. W. said...

Where is Mr. X?

nancer said...

wasn't there a movie based on this or a story very much like it?

Sal T said...

@nancer yes, the film is called Savage Grace.

Disturbing story, not sure why it’s a blind as it’s open knowledge, but fascinating all the same.

J said...

Hundred years ago... is Madonna considered a model?

Laurie said...

100 years ago?!? Math is hard.

Low Key said...

Wasn't this a plot line on GOT?

Thonker said...

what in the world...

La-Juice said...

Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt?

I AM JUST KIDDING I kinda feel horrible about this joke guess. Let's go with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg

kiki71 said...

Yes Barbara Baekland etc. HOW is this a blind v a news story where the son was then let out only to try to kill his grandma? The entire blind is on the record of like 30 plus years... so HUH?????????

Itttt said...

I don't mind, as it is the airing of lesser known/obscure/lost to history tales.

Brayson87 said...

It beats blinds about whatever garbage is on bravo.

gauloise said...

They should do Old New York High Society blinds, like this one

Miss Gloss said...

This isn’t a blind. I just saw this story about a month ago. Forgot her name.

Ervin Thompson said...

I love Hollywood blinds.....just do

Nature Girl said...

wow...what a tale. i've never hear of her and i'm ALMOST a hundred well according to Enty if he thinks the 40's were a hundred yrs ago lol..i was born in late 50's so thanks Ent..geesh. anyway what a horrible horrible story. so did the son get life in prison or put into a mental inst or what..if he wasn't born nuts that life and his mother sure made him that way.

Claire Renee said...

The movie Savage Grace was based on this story. Came out in 2007 stars Julianne Moore as Barbara, Stephen Dillane(Stannis from GOT) as her husband and Eddie Redmayne as the son.

I too like these open but obscure "blinds". Preferable to ones about reality "stars" I've never heard of.

J F said...

Is Andy Cohens mom still alive? He fits the schizophrenic description

rosie riveter said...

Yes, I think its Elizabeth Hurley and her son..? Tho she hasnt killed him. And he might not be gay. But it all fits.

rosie riveter said...

*he hasnt killed *her

Ugh. Pesky Pronouns nowdays

DDonna Tarttty said...

OK, so maybe this is public knowledge already but not to me. I agree with the comment that obscure weirdness like this is preferable to the BI's about reality stars, who I mostly don't know and definitely don't care about, and any rapper below A list.

DDonna Tarttty said...

PS - It's really sad that a parent would not want their child to be happy with who they are, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

Spider Rico said...

jeez...my mother wouldn't even make me a sandwich...

Glitter said...

Loved this "blind". Much better than rappers or Teen Moms. More of these, please.

The Parrot said...
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sandybrook said...

Gee here I was looking for famous models in the 1920s, thanks Entern!

DotDotDot said...

Isn't there a movie about this starring Julianne Moore?

Drag Them said...

Thanks for the blind on this “0ld Hollywood” family. Needed a good book/movie recommendation. I’ve hit the half century mark. Don’t have a clue who most of the new “stars” are. So much juice left to be squeezed from the past.

Bubbles said...

Not Hollywood and if she's A, wouldn't we know who she was? I mean, I know Rita Hayworth and Joan Crawford and they were A in their fields.

Cadmium77 said...

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Aoife said...

This "Old Hollywood" blind is a good one. This is the first time I've heard this story. I have to say my mouth was open from the beginning to the end of the Daily Mail story from 2008. Sadly, mental illness still carries a stigma to this day.

I'd rather read blinds like this too. I agree maybe we need a new category of "High Society Blinds", blinds that are not strictly Old Hollywood.

I could care less about the bottom feeders of "reality" tv.

Robynsing said...

Julianne Moore played Barbara Baekland in Savage Grace. It's all played out in this movie

CJ said...

Wasn't this a plot line on GOT?

ROFLMAO it probably was!

Can't know for sure because I can't handle the endless torture porn on that show.

Monique Ryan said...

Just watched Savage Grace this weekend...

Beatrix Gunn said...

Well, no one else has said it, so I'll say it.

That's weird as hell.

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