Sunday, February 27, 2005

BISEXUAL HOLLYWOOD?

It's Oscars night. Can we believe the rumours?

source: http://www.johnrechy.com/so_TCnot.htm

In 2001, a court declared that Tom Cruise "is not, and never has been, homosexual and has never had a homosexual affair". Cruise then dropped a $100 million defamation suit against the publisher of Bold Magazine for claiming to have a picture of Cruise having sex with another man.

In 1956, Liberace sued a London columnist for suggesting he was gay. Liberace swore he was not.

Hollywood does not like its stars to be known as bisexual or gay. Rudolf Valentino's career suffered after he was called gay. Singer Johnny Ray suffered as the result of an article in Confidential Magazine that suggested he had attempted a drunken pass on a man.

On the other hand, it has been reported that Errol Flynn did not seem to mind being labeled bisexual.

Tab Hunter was reportedly arrested at a gay drag party, but survived.

Laurence Olivier, rumoured to be bisexual, became a Lord.

Cary Grant's career blossomed while living openly with Randolph Scott.

Rock Hudson was widely known to cruise gay bars, but continued to make films.

In his autobiography, Marlon Brando related that he had had homosexual affairs.

Tyrone Power, Gary Cooper, John Wayne and Clark Gable were alleged to be bisexual, but contined to be big stars.


Barbara Walters asked Ricky Martin whether or not he is gay. Martin replied that his sexuality is private.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have allowed themselves to be photographed on the same bed.

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Which stars are rumoured to be bisexual?

Source: http://www.ncf.ca/freeport/sigs/life/gay/history/his

James Dean, Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Charles Laughton, Danny Kay, Luchino Visconti, Montgomery Clift, Rudolph Valentino, Richard Burton....

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Among those who have acknowledged having had a same-sex experience

source: http://www.aaronsgayinfo.com/Fout.html

Dirk Bogarde, Marlon Brando...

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'Open Secret: Gay Hollywood' by David Ehrenstein refers to a number of 'bisexual' stars such as, allegedly, Richard Chamberlain. It also refers to alleged star couples:

http://gaytoday.badpuppy.com/garchive/reviews/011899re.htm

Montgomery Clift and Jack Larson, Farley Granger and Arthur Laurents, Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott.

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More names:

source: http://www.thesleaze.co.uk/hollywoodhomo.html

Fatty Arbuckle's career 'was wrecked when it was revealed that he had buggered all twelve Keystone Cops.'

'Raymond Burr was well known for his homosexual liaisons with rent-boys.'

There are allegedly tales of John Wayne wearing women's clothes, the young Clarke Gable being being involved with William Haines and John Wayne having an affair with Gable.

Wayne and Clarke Gable reportedly 'became lovers in 1936.'

Source: http://www.thesleaze.co.uk/hollywoodsex.html

Film historian Kevin Brownwing, author of 'The Golden Grope - A History of Hollywood Harassment' writes about John Wayne's use of casting sessions to seduce young males.

"During the 1940s the outwardly conservative and heterosexual Wayne would regularly attend screen tests with director John Ford, in order to size up potential conquests. He'd get Ford to order the young hopefuls to take off their shirts and enact scenes which required them to lift heavy objects or bend over a lot."

Wayne's conquests allegedly included Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea and Montgomery Clift, 'with whom he had a torrid affair during the making of Red River in 1948'.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The suggestion that John Wayne being gay is as erroneous as the rumour he had an affair with Dietrich. (absolutely disputed by not only by the Duke himself, but also Dietrih's own daughter who gave an account of her Mother's fury at rejection).
Of course, John Wayne et al, are not here to confirm or deny such rumours, which makes it quite cowardly to discuss allegations which can NEVER be disputed nor acknowledged. Poor form!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't leave out ROBERT WAGNER whose first marriage to Natalie Wood ended when she caught him with another man

Anonymous said...

I think Robert Wagner's marriage to Natalie Wood actually ended when Natalie Wood drowned.

Anonymous said...

You left out Paul Newman, who had numerous affairs with Steve McQueen, James Dean, Sal Mineo and had threesomes with his wife and Gore Vidal.

 
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