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Blind Items Revealed #21 - Mr. X - Old Hollywood

October 21, 2019

#1 - The permanent A+++ list singer and actress who was robbed blind by the agent, after she switched managers from her then husband to the aforementioned manager. The husband hired a tax auditor to look over her bank accounts, being that she spent money like crazy, and found that vast sums were disappearing. He went to confront the manager and his wife and was blocked from entering by goons posing as security guards. Of course the wife, being in an inebriated state, didn't believe a thing her husband was telling her and their marriage further eroded. Then, after a near fatal overdose in London, the manager threatened the iconic performer that he had photos of the star getting her stomach pumped in a hospital that he was threatening to sell to a tabloid... unless she gave him $50,000. Since she had a new TV project on the line, one that the manager got her, she forked over the cash. Several other similar incidents happened between the icon and the manager even after she dropped him.

#2 - Speaking of the iconic performer, her eldest offspring  was on the cusp of A-list stardom at the time when the previous BI occurred, and on her mother's advice she hired the manager too. Everything was going smoothly, until the manager called up the offspring and threatened to release photos taken at a party in Greenwich Village when she was very underage where she was clearly seen drinking, snorting what appeared to be cocaine and smoking pot.... unless she gave him $100,000. She had a potential career making Broadway musical on the line and like her mother she forked over the cash. However, she didn't get the part in that musical (after the manager told the producer of the play she was a liability) but eventually got to star in the film adaptation which she won many awards for.

#3 -  Many people forget that this alliterate A+++ list actress and sex symbol was a client of the manager. She indeed was, towards the end of her life. It abruptly ended after that Chicago mob boss had his goons, on order of the manager, take pictures of the actress drunk and passed out on a vomit-filled floor. The photos were taken a few days after the dalliance between the actress and the high ranking politician. Thankfully she had help in stopping the pictures from leaking. She placed a call to her singer/actor friend who was the owner of the resort she was staying at where the pictures were taken. He also hated the manager with a passion. He placed a call to the mob boss, and the photos were never leaked.

Manager-David Begelman
#1 - Judy Garland/Sid Luft
#2 - Liza Minnelli/Cabaret
#3 - Marilyn Monroe/Sam Giancana/JFK/Cal Neva Lodge in Lake Tahoe/Frank Sinatra

11 comments:

herbert arnold said...

i heard those pics taken at the call-neva were a lot more that puke on the floor. a lot more.

Velvet Voice said...

The strange moment when mafia guys seems to have more decency than the people who is suppose to protect you ...

IndieRaga said...

Gunshot and instant death after a long life!
All his wives died...mysterious!

IndieRaga said...

Like what more?

marjorie said...

Begelman was evil... pure evil. Thank God for DinaMerrill/CliffRobertson.

s.s. said...

VV, don't be dense, Mob-Boss was returning a favor from Frank, or leveraging a future favor from him.

sandybrook said...

yes Cliff Robertson took him down and thankfully Dina was rich because I don't think Cliff got much work after he got him.

Count Jerkula said...

Was she nude in the pix?

Do Tell said...

Judy seemed like such a sweet person from all the stories. I hate that she was so often taken advantage of.

momo said...

There was a day in which I trusted mobbed up people more than law enforcement. Now they are the same, which was predictable, unfortunately.

Ashley Aselin said...

every marilyn monroe fan knows that she never slept with JFK and it's all BS...i've lost respect for this site. -_-

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