Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Blind Items Revealed #18 - Old Hollywood

March 20, 2018

I suppose as time passes, the name of this actor becomes less known, but in the all time history of movies he is a permanent A lister. If you are too young, you might not know his name, but if you read any history of movies book, he will be at the top for what he did film making wise. He was foreign born. Lets call him MG. He had his greatest success working with a co-star. The same co-star.

Another star of many of these same films was an actress who was probably A- list. Lets call her BG She was a staple of the films. She also was having sex with our permanent A list actor. He always made her have sex to keep the role. Even if they were each married, he would still make her.

This is where it gets interesting. BG was having an affair with a married man which began while she was still married. This married man, we will call SC. He discovered that BG was hooking up with MG and there was a big fight. So, BG went over to the home of MG. Apparently MG was about to get married to a woman he would end up marrying more than once. But, as it happened, MG hadn't told BG that he was getting married. MG had been telling BG he wanted to marry BG. At that point, in the middle of the night, BG said that in the morning she was going to tell everything to the soon to be wife of MG.

BG then drove off and went to the home of SC. She tried to get in but he wouldn't let her. An hour or so later, MG showed up and sneaked in through a side door of the garage and strangled BG to death with a pair of tights. He then turned on the engine of the car and walked out.

Now, what is interesting is that even though everyone suspected BG had been killed, everyone assumed it was the scorned wife of SC that did it. Nope. Now you know who it was.

MG: Stan Laurel (married Virginia Ruth Rogers twice)
Co-star: Oliver Hardy
BG: Thelma Todd
SC: Roland West (Jewel Carmen)

23 comments:

Andi F said...

Thelma Todd's death is in Hollywood Babylon. The ice cream blonde.

T. W. said...

Waiting for the Don Henley reveal.

Gonna take a nap.

Mandeeba said...

WTF? Enty, how do you know literally EVERYTHING?

sandybrook said...
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lsol said...

She went to Roland West's home, but he wouldn't let her in. Ok. An hour or so later, Stan Laurel showed up and strangled Thelma Todd with a pair of tights. If he didn't let her in, how could she have been strangled there???

S D said...

Were the police in on a cover up? Because according to her Wiki page there were no "marks of violence on her body" Wouldn't strangulation have shown on her neck?

Kimberly Davis said...

whoa...

sandybrook said...

She got strung along for years and years and finally had enough, ok.

Thonker said...

yikes

@isol she went to the garage or smth where that car was.

Liloleme said...

How did he know she was in the garage? It wasn’t really close to the house.

Thonker said...

I guess he looked for her. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelma_Todd#Death

My little Spanish style cottage said...

I just...I just...I got nothin'.....

Liloleme said...

I think it was Roland. He confessed on his deathbed.

Rachewbacca said...

AndiF, Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon is literally one of my top 3 faves to read. American Pastoral by Philip Roth, Goodbye Columbus by Roth again, and Hollywood Babylon....fascinating.

T. W. said...

@Rachewbacca

Hollywood Babylon had a TV show too.

Hard Copy and The National Enquirer were juicy.

If it weren't for all these I wouldn't be able to guess at least half the blinds.

CatsMeow said...
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CatsMeow said...

@lsol

The home where it happened is near the PCH. It's on an incline where the upper level is where the actual front door and rooms were. You had to climb down stairs to reach the garage which was/is at street level. The house is still there btw.

CatsMeow said...

Wooooah. Now this was a version of the events i hadn't heard before. I am shook.

Edit: Anyone who knows their old Hollywood history knows Stan was a notorious womanizer. But i had also heard there was a deathbed confession from West or something. I'd say it's one or the other.

@S D

The police at that time were notoriously in cahoots with the Hollywood studios. Image was everything to them. If there was a coverup, it wouldn't be farfetched to assume the authorities would've altered something.

LucidDreams said...

Here we go again- someone decides to go public,tells someone and gets killed. Same scenerio.

Bill Beard said...

Now that's another fine mess ...

cakeordeath said...

I had always heard (read) that Lucky Luciano had her offed because she wouldn’t let him run his illegal gambling in her restaurant. That makes more sense to me than Stan Laurel. Not sure I’m buying this.

D Brown said...

False. SL was married married in Sept 1935 and TT died in Dec 1935, so the whole premise of threatening to tell the "wife to be" is absurd. The claim that TT had to sleep with SL for roles is also absurd. She made six films with L&H but in the same time make a hundred or so films with others.

Bumtitty said...

I REALLY can not see Stan Laurel as a tights strangler. That's crazy.

Also, where's the reveal about George Harrison and his peadoohile stuff ? That was another too crazy one for me

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