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
"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
“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
“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!”