Thursday, April 09, 2020

Today's Blind Items - The Bargain - Old Hollywood

I have written about this actress before and her accomplishments. It is a very impressive list. One thing that is less known about her is something that happened prior to many of her non acting accomplishments. I often wonder if she wasn't even more motivated after what she was forced to do by her husband. Her husband was a wealthy businessman and prior to emigrating to the United States, our actress lived with him in Europe. They were known for having fabulous parties where they would entertain the rich and powerful and the people that could make sure there was no red tape for his very red tape heavy business. It was at one of these parties that our actress was introduced to one of the most evil people that has ever walked this planet. Our actress was then told by her husband to sleep with the evil man or he would lose his business. Our actress did it and even was presented with a special souvenir he gave out only to those women he slept with.

50 comments:

Justin said...

I'm guessing the evil dude is Getty?

Huckleberry said...

Is anyone else tired of the sappy love stories?

sandybrook said...

When I think of one of the most evil people to have ever walked this planet--first name is Hitler.

MrFusion said...

Soros

Lawdy Miss Scarlett said...

This is Heddy Lamarr, and the evil guy is either Hitler or Mousslini (sp). Her first husband was an Austrian arms manufacturer.

cheesegrater15 said...

Hedey Lamar and Hitler

gauloise said...

Hedy Lamarr? She invented what eventually became Blue Tooth Tech, and was from Europe.

This is Old Hollywood, so definitely Hitler

sandybrook said...

I was just coming back to say Hedy lamarr and Hitler.

E said...

That's Hedley!!

Moose said...

Yep, Freidrich Mandl was her husband - his family's arms company supplied guns to the Nazis.

gauloise said...

Hedy's first husband was Friedrich Mandl (married 1933–37), chairman of the Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik[

"Mandl is described as an extremely controlling husband. She claimed she was kept a virtual prisoner in their castle home, Castle Schwarzenau in the remote Waldviertel near the Czech border.

Mandl had close social and business ties to the Italian government, selling munitions to the country, and, despite his own part-Jewish descent, had ties to the Nazi regime of Germany. Lamarr accompanied Mandl to business meetings, where he conferred with scientists and other professionals involved in military technology. "

cheesegrater15 said...

Changing my answer to Hedey and Mussolini. According to Ye Olde Wikipedia her first husband had a tiff with Goering and Mussolini was a notorious poonhound. Can totally see him giving women souvenirs, unless by "souvenir" Entward means an STD.

VirgilHilts said...

@Sandybrook, Hitler's first name was Adolf.

cheesegrater15 said...
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cheesegrater15 said...

What are you worried about? It's 1870. You'll be able to sue her!

sandybrook said...

First name on the list Virgil Hills, learn to read.

ilaria said...

I love Old Hollywood blinds so much! I totally agree with Hedy Lamarr guess, but my evil guy guess is not Hitler (the range of his sexual life is still discussed between historians). Instead I will go with Mussolini (he was at their home in Vienna) or Goebbels (German Minister of Propaganda).

Moose said...

@cheesegrater - Hitler is said to have had syphilis, which i took to mean the "souvenir"

ilaria said...

Or even Goering, he was a great fan of Hedy!

gauloise said...

Lamarr's Hitler Romance Revealed In Shocking New Tell-all


https://www.imdb.com/news/ni0265289

E said...

@cheese 👏

. said...

Here's an interesting bio of Hedy:

https://www.heritagefl.com/story/2013/08/23/features/it-all-started-with-a-skin-flick-and-heres-the-rest-of-the-story/1281.html

cheesegrater15 said...

Funniest movie ever made

cheesegrater15 said...

So did Mussolini. Guess syphilis turns people into fascist dictators.

IndieRaga said...

I thought Adolf was a closet case!
What about Stalin....he has even more blood on his hand!

ilaria said...

Yup, Mussolini probably had syphilis. And he had a very active sexual life, with a lots of affairs and lovers. Hitler... not so much lol.

J said...

Nice that he gave her a souvenir. He was the Derek Jeter of his day!

IndieRaga said...

You're talking about Berliscoulini...

Count Jerkula said...

Jeet was a total class act. He could have treated those star fucking wannabe gold diggers like the garbage they were, but instead he showed his appreciation for their loose morals and lack of self worth. A true gentleman and role model for generations to come.

J said...

Yes, the gift baskets were thoughtful.

But those aren't the souvenirs I'm referring to.

Unknown said...

Hardly!

Unknown said...

Wasn't it Trevor?

Freckles said...

I hope she passed that gift on to her pimping husband

Angela said...

There's just one minor quibble with this story...

Hedy Lamarr's parents were Jews who had converted to catholicism. Her four grandparents were Jewish. I doubt that Hitler would have been much entertained if he discovered later that the actress he had slept with belonged to the "Jewish race".

Steve Canyon said...

Honestly, I don't think the evil guy was any of the Fascist heads of state. They had enough women that were enthralled enough with them to not have to force anyone to sleep with them.

I'm going with Richard Heydrich, architect of the Holocaust. He was a notorious womanizer, and I see him being high enough to have access, but low enough to not have the star power magnetism of either Hitler or Mussolini.

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Vita said...

E and Cheesegrater-- LOL! I can't hear or read her name without saying the same!😂

Definitely Hedy, and I think it is also one of the top Nazis, though not Hitler himself. She was outrageously gorgeous, and they raped many Jewish women. I see it more about humiliation and control of both her and her husband.

Girl with a Hat said...

I doubt Hitler would have slept with her. His kick wasn't sex. He was into other things.

Unknown said...

Thank you, Count Jerkula, perfect and funny comment.

Epona 2 said...

He’d Lamar and Goebbels - a well known womaniser who had affairs with lots of actresses

Bleu said...

Hitler was an artist who sold his paintings and postcards. I'm just throwing it out there as a likely option if it's not a disease.

notthisagain said...

Lamar was a genius. Most ppl just know her for a pretty actress. She was crazy intelligent

.robert said...

@Steve Canyon, Richard or Reinhard Heydrich? Richard was the opera singer / composer father of Reinhard the SS guy.

notthisagain said...

Also I forget the STD hitler had...? I’m assuming that’s what is being alluded to as a souvenir?

texasrose said...

Isn't this a Kindness blind?

HushHush said...

It should be added that Hedy Lamar did not patent her invention of frequency spread spectrum technology because she wanted it used against the Nazi's, it was a war time gift, and would have been worth billions now, yet she didn't. She really hated them, and we all have benefited from her. She should go down as the ubermensch, that he who shall not be named, thought that they were. How's that for a personal story arch? These are strange days that we're living through, stay positive.
May god bless Hedy, and Happy Easter, and Passover everyone.

AussieBlogger said...

Yes, bring on more old Hollywood blinds please. Far more interesting than the reality crowd of today.

MissDavie said...

Hedy Lamarr and Mussolini. I saw something that said she also invented the modern facelift technique. She told her surgeon where to cut to hide the scar.

Uber Driver said...

Also going with Hedy Lamar. But was Mussolini one of the most evil men to walk the planet? He was Saddam level at best. This sounds more like Hitler. But then again he wasn't really known as a lover of the booty. Goebbels was a scum bag but wasn't really technically involved with any of the genocides, his thing was propaganda. Heydrich maybe? He got offed in 42' but was a major architect of the Holocaust.

Unknown said...

Hedley Lamarr
And some Teutonic Twat!

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