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Saturday, April 15th, 2006
5:51 am
[purple_llama]
Im not sure if this is allowed.. if not just let me know and i'll delete! :)

I just started a brand new website called Simply Classics, where you'll find over 1600 HQ images of your favorite classic Hollywood stars. If there is anyone you don't see up on the site, but you think deserves to be, please email me your suggestions.
I just started the site so I still have a lot more images to add to the site, but I will be updating constantly. I'm looking for affilates, so if you're interested, please let me know.



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Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
9:48 pm
[ethel_dahling]
Gossip, Gossip, and More Gossip!

Some of these stories are taken from IM convos I had with Cal. I mean if it wasn't for Cal, who would I gossip with? ^_^

“Some Sleep, Others Byze”

"I was having an affair with this Englishman, can't tell you his name. And the first time I byzed with him...," Tallulah Bankhead was saying.

 

"Byzed with him?" someone interrupted, "Is that anything to do with Byzantium?"

 

"No, darling, byzed. Beddy byze. I went to bed with him. Didn't your daddy or mommy ever tell you to go to 'beddy byze'?"

 

Future author Jacqueline Susann was amazed and amused that Tallulah, who normally used longshoreman language, never even "slept" with men: she "byzed with them.

 

*excerpt from the book "Tallulah, Darling" *

 

 

“Zsa Zsa Galore”

Okay so Zsa Zsa Gabor and George Sanders were taking this trip through Italy by train and they were on there way to Rome when Zsa Zsa spotted this young priest on the train named Marco. Zsa Zsa thought Marco was HOT, so she was talking to George about him and George started getting turned on by the fact that Zsa Zsa was turned on. So they invited Marco to come and talk with them and they got to chatting around and George was like, "Let's have a threesome!" or "Marco fuck my wife!" (or something to that effect), but never the less, the subject was brought up and Marco wanted to. But naturally Zsa Zsa was like, "Oh no we can't, you're a priest!" but Marco said he didn’t care, so they decided to keep in touch. Well George was pissed off that Zsa Zsa had passed up this prime opportunity and so he's like, “Fine, whatever, don't fuck Marco!” and  then a little while later he's like, "Okay, how about this you go fuck your brains out with Marco, come back here, and do everything you did with him, with me!" So Marco and Zsa Zsa go out to the country and Marco makes a move, but Zsa Zsa's like, “No!” and so they spend the whole day talking. So then, according to Zsa Zsa, she went back home that night to George and they byzed the brains out of each other, with him believing she had done the exact same thing with Marco.

 

“Shhh! The Neighbors Will Hear You!”

George Sanders had a relationship with Hedy LaMarr and she would always come over to his house so they could byze. Well either Hedy just liked sex a lot or George was a really good lover, because Hedy screamed so loud that it woke up the neighbors, (George's words: "That's a turn-off."), so he ended it.

 

“Toilets Aren’t Conducive to Achieving Death”

Paul Bern (the guy who was married to Jean Harlow, messed around with Joan, and helped Joan get her start in pictures) was in love with Barbara LaMarr and when she found out that he was impotent, she laughed in his face. Well then he tried to kill himself, you know how? By drowning himself in his toilet, only it didn't work because he didn't lift up the lid, so his head got stuck and they had to call a plumber to get him un-stuck.

 

“Tallulah Chirps a Song”

Tallulah Bankhead had given up her contract at Paramount, but Irving Thalberg thought she was a hot commodity and was having a hard time convincing L.B. Mayor that she was worth it. L.B. thought she was too flamboyant and he liked his studio clean or at least the pictures... So they were having this big party/business ordeal, but out of nowhere Tallulah stands up on a piano and says "L.B. this is for you" and begins singing "Pack up all my care and woe here I go swinging low... Byye Byyyyyyyye Jeeeeeeeew Bird"

 

“That’s Not My Leg!”

When director Frank Capra asked Claudette Colbert to show off her shapely legs for the hitchhiking scene in “It Happened One Night,” she refused. It was only after Capra hired a body double for the close up, that she changed her mind: “Get her out of here! I’ll do it. That’s not my leg!”  

 

Monday, November 7th, 2005
1:00 pm
[ethel_dahling]
Marlene and Money
Nothing terribly scandelous dahlings, but I came across this on www.marlene.com and thought it was worth my while to post it.

-A piece of gossip: At Paramount from 1932-1938, she was paid $2,000 a week, plus profits for two films a year. Translated into today's dollars using New York real estate as a benchmark, she made $1.75 million a week or $91 million a year -- plus profits.-

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Current Mood: I don't want to go to band :-(
12:08 pm
[ethel_dahling]
More info about the Marlene and Claudette photo
Okay, so I found out more about this photo. It appears that this was a party thrown by Carole Lombard at a fun house in Venice, California.
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Sunday, November 6th, 2005
2:42 pm
[ethel_dahling]
More Tallu Anecdotes

I can't help myself. I am a gossip junkie. But anyway, here are some pretty good Tallulah anecdotes.


There was the time she was in Washington for a Democratic Convention honoring her "divine friend, Adlai Stevenson"... And during a long speech by some senator she had to go to the john, but found when she was settled in for the duration that there was no toilet paper at hand. "So I looked down and saw a pair of feet in the next stall. I knocked very politely and said: 'Excuse me, dahling, I don't have any toilet paper. Do you?' And this very proper Yankee voice said: 'No, I don't.' Well, dahling, I had to get back to the podium for Adlai's speech, so I asked her, very politely you understand, 'Excuse me dahling, but do you have any Kleenex?' And this now quite chilly voice said: 'No, I don't.' So I said: 'Well then, dahling, do you happen to have two fives for a ten?'" (from People Will Talk by John Kobal)


*I read in a TCM forum about Tallulah, that the woman in the stall was Ethel Merman, but I don't think that's true, because Ethel was a life long Republican.*


Ted (Ted Hook, one of Tallulah's caddies) was afraid to leave her. One night, after a few hours out, he returned to the town house and smelled smoke. He rushed into Tallulah's bedroom. Doloras, the Maltese that ordinarily slept above Tallulah's head, was on fire like some flaming halo. Tallulah had apparently just fallen asleep, after flicking her ashes onto the sleeping dog. Ted now rushed into the bathroom for water, yelling, "Tallulah, Doloras is on fire!"
She awakened. "What is it?"
"Tallulah, Doloras is on fire!"
"Well, for chrissakes, put her out," she said and went back to sleep. (from Miss Tallulah Bankhead by Lee Israel)


Tallulah Bankhead told a friend that her doctor had advised her to eat an apple every time she had the urge to drink. She arched an eyebrow and added, "But really, dahlings, sixty apples a day!" (from The Hollywood Reporter by Tichi Wilkerson)



Current Mood: I LOVE TALLULAH!
1:06 pm
[ethel_dahling]
Okay, speaking of Claudette...

Has anyone else seen this picture of Marlene(back) and Claudette(front) going down a slide at a friend's birthday party that was held at an amusement park?

 

I wonder what they're really laughing about? Maybe plans for after the party.

12:45 pm
[ethel_dahling]
Joan and Claudette?

I don't know of any text out there that makes reference to Joan having any sort of affair with Claudette Colbert, but I honestly wouldn't put it past them. I mean look at this picture and how Claudette has her arm around Joan. They'd make a cute couple and I can dream, can't I? Lol.

12:37 pm
[ethel_dahling]
Marlene Dietrich & Mercedes de Acosta

Okay here's another to get the gossip ball rolling.

From: http://www.flyingcube.com/mercedes/loves.htm

Though Dietrich was married, it did not prevent her from showering Mercedes daily with bouquets of roses and carnations. When Dietrich was setting off for Europe, she wrote, "It will be hard to leave Hollywood now that I know you." She mailed Mercedes dozens of letters and telegrams, always signing off with love and kisses and saying, "I kiss your beautiful hands and your heart." On one occasion when Dietrich knew she would be late arriving to a dinner party hosted by Mercedes, she sent the following message:

"My Love. . . . please do eat and go to bed and wait for me there."

 

12:32 pm
[ethel_dahling]
Joan Crawford's Affiar with Barbara "Missy" Stanwyck

Joan and Barbara had adjoining properties in Brentwood. When Barbara's husband, Frank Fay, would get drunk & abusive toward her, Barbara would run to Joan's house, where Joan would console her. One thing led to another. "There's no doubt in my mind that Joan and Barbara were intimate on more than one occassion," said Helen Ferguson, bisexual former actress, who became Stanwyck's press agent for many years.

source: "Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography"

 "Barbara, darling, let's be lovers again."

 "Joan is mine. ALL MINE!!!!"



Current Mood: Happy
12:18 pm
[ethel_dahling]
Joan Crawford Upstages Tallulah Bankhead
At the 1998 Christina Crawford and Lypsinka show at NYC's Town Hall, critic Rex Reed told a story about Joan attending a party for Tallulah and briefly upstaging her, making a begowned grand entrance dusted in gold glitter. Tallulah stormed off, but later re-emerged on her balcony, stark naked with gold glitter in her pubic hair, announcing "Guess who just went down on me?"

from: http://www.joancrawfordbest.com/b.htm

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Tallulah gets the last laugh!

Current Mood: I love to gossip about Tallu!
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