What are some of your favorite Old Hollywood scandals?
Oh gosh, don’t even get me started! There are some really sad ones around, but most of these will be about sex. There’s a really good post somewhere with a ton of really juicy tidbits, I wish I could find it but I don’t remeber what I tagged it as. Most of these are from that! Anyway, here are a couple, I’m putting them under a cut because they’re kinda crude. I don’t know how true these are and I don’t know if they’re all “scandals” because most of them weren’t known to the public at the time, but here are some things that I have picked up over the years:
Thank you for this! I could go on and on and on if you like especially about the gays!
“On the day that Laurence Olivier left for New York, he spent the afternoon on the set of Gone with the Wind. Ten minutes before he had to leave for his plane, he kissed Vivien Leigh, turned her back toward him and said, ‘Please don’t look round now.’ He walked off the set backwards and somewhat spoiled the dramatic effect by tripping over a cable.” – Sheilah Graham
The Brown Derby was a chain of restaurants in Los Angeles. The first and most famous of these was shaped like a man’s derby hat. The second Hollywood Brown Derby was opened on Valentine’s Day 1929 at 1628 North Vine Street. Clark Gable is said to have proposed to Carole Lombard there. The episode “LA At Last” of I Love Lucy show was filmed in it. Like its Wilshire Boulevard counterpart, it was the home of hundreds of celebrity caricatures.