Sunday, February 09, 2020

Blind Item #6 - Reader Blind

This deceased popular in his day Grammy winning/Grammy nominated TV comedian had a real fetish for transsexuals so much so that he had representatives constantly trying to find new ones.  Among his personal effects after his death were scores of pictures of nude transsexuals. This is ironic considering the nature of one of his best known comic bits.

29 comments:

Wonko the Sane said...

Deceased? Did Eddie Murphy die and I missed it?

Tricia13 said...

Benny Goodman?

Do Tell said...

Wasn't Benny Goodman a Big Band leader?

sandybrook said...

Flip Wilson had a female character but I can’t remember what he called her. He won at least one Grammy.

sandybrook said...

Geraldine!?

gauloise said...

Milton Berle? He often did skits in drag

Sd Auntie said...

OMG, flip wilson and Geraldine. He was on Howard Stern before he died with his penis pump...it was hilarious. Well you never know..

Vita said...

Sounds like Flip! I loved his specials and tv appearances in the 70s

Trapped said...

FlipWilson it was well known to like chicks with a dick

Vita said...

Trapped-- how did that level of gossip (that i think was too much for tabloid print) get around so well in the pre-internet days? I was thinking about this with some of the Old Hollywood stuff. My small town mom always had all sorts of dishy asides and tidbits she'd toss out while watching tv or a movie back in the day. WAS it in tabloids, or was the grapevine just that strong in those days? And, no, she did not have it firsthand experience, lol!

Sd Auntie said...

Your mom knew about Flip?? I heard about asshole Ike Turner in the 80s because my coworker owned a bar and told me how he beat her. Said he was pure evil. Your mom must have seen Flip out and about.

Guesser said...

@Vita,there was Rhona Barrett giving the tea on tv in real time,and I think a lot of tabloids printed daily gossip columns. There were not so blind items back in the day,for instance the (fake) story about Jim Nabors and Rock Hudson marrying was addressed as a blind,but even my 10 year old self knew who it was. Everyone knew. Same thing with Marilyn Monroe/ JFK. Gossip has long been an art form,lol.

mermaidmaenad said...

Milton Berle or flip wilson. My first instinct was Berle...

kelli grrrl said...

@Tricia — pretty sure you mean Benny Hill, right?

Vita said...

SD-- Trapped mentioned knowing about Flip, and that just got me on the tangent. My mom just knew loads of who shagged whom, who was gay, who was abusive, etc. I guess it could have been the old tabs and thinly veiled blinds of yore.

Vita said...

However, how did urban legends spread so thoroughly? Whether the tawdry ones about Rod and Richard, spider eggs, or strange murders...there are certain stories that surely weren't printed, yet it seemed everyone knew them.

Morninglorri said...

Flip WIlson Geraldine

Substance D said...

Asshats like Walter Winchell, Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper were the yentas of show biz and if they didn't like you, that pot smoking turned into heroin addiction or that 4F rating turned into draft dodging. Everyone hates on the rich and famous and these syndicated shills let loose in the echo chamber of pop culture any lie they wanted if the ass kissing celeb wasn't showing propers.
Even my church lady mother knew way back before gay was discovered by the middle class that Raymond Burr was a sword swallower. My mother!

Freckles said...

Paul Lynde

Vita said...

Substance D-- LOL! Sounds like our moms were listening to the same tea!😍

Karma said...

Its not like celebrities try to hide their proclivities. You see what u wish to see. And with sooo many Hollyweird test tube babies, we should take a look at ALL those relationship babies between older men & models & older female celebrities after 34. Those are modern day Lavender relationships. No brainer. Aint nuthn wrong with these womens uteruses. They just don't want s oenyis in them or the guy doesnt want to be in one. IE: Kimye, Bradley, Parker Stevenson, Travolta, Nick Cannon, Keith Urban & more DL perpetrators.

AussieBlogger said...

Richard Pryor won a grammy in 83.
He was a drug loving weird cat too.

Freebird said...

I got most of my insider gossip when I modeled professionally for 7 years. All the make up artists & hair people LOVE to share gossip & I’d egg them on for more, more, more! I knew Whitney & Ellen were gay a lonnnnnng time ago. Once at a family gathering, I mentioned that both Rosie O’Donnell & Ellen were gay. I actually have a family member who still refuses to speak to me cuz she adamantly insisted back then that they were straight. LMMFAO.

zerooptions said...

Richard pryor, he dated at least two transexuals when he relocated to california.

Cocobean said...

+1

Red Velvet Boots said...

Fro something different, I'll toss Bob Newhart into the ring.

T said...

Milton Berle...

I remember when RuPaul was pissed that Milton grabbed his junk at an award show while they were presenting...thinking he would NOT speak up.

Milton used to dress in drag as a skit, if I am not mistaken.

Bubbles said...

Is there anyone who didn't know Rosie and Ellen were gay? They're not exactly the girliest things on the block.

And this is definitely Flip Wilson who had his own show back in the day. Surprised it wasn't more known as the girls generally share stories.

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