36 posts categorized "JOAN CRAWFORD"
Naked came the MMA fighter, plus links on Trump's failed trans ban, his Pocahontas slur, his denial of the veracity of the Access Hollywood tape a year later, a touching story about HIV fear and an incredible art show you won't wanna miss.
Is this Laura Dern, Miss Laura Dern? Bruce! Bruce Dern. Are you taking all of Laura's calls? Oh, you work for her.
Keep reading for this and some other hot links including Jeff Sessions using the phrase Trump never, ever will ...
I mean, how could you not?
William aka Billy Haines (1900-1973) bolted from Virginia in 1919 to live in NYC's Greenwich Village, where he lived with a male couple who'd been together for 40 years. He also befriended a same-sex couple who were living together, both of whom moved to Hollywood — becoming known as fashion designer Orry-Kelly (1897-1964) and movie star Cary Grant (1904-1986).
Throughout the '20s, Haines gained a reputation as a popular leading man, one with a certain degree of sarcasm that today might be diagnosed as snark. His hits included the 1926 smashes Brown of Harvard and Tell It to the Marines (indeed).
He was also a carouser, notching up affairs with men and women, including an alleged one-off with Clark Gable (1901-1960), a more serious affair with superstar Ramon Novarro (1899-1968), and relationships with Norma Shearer (1902-1983) and Barbara La Marr (1896-1926).
In spite of Haines's success, his casual approach to being gay was a liability; in an era when coming out was unheard of, he was never really in, though he did tell reporters he was in love with actress Polly Moran (1883-1952), a pal. In reality, from 1926, he was in love with former sailor Jimmie Shields (1905-1974), with whom he lived.
(Image via Christie's)
The late Betsy Bloomingdale's goodies are being auctioned by Christie's, among them a number of items designed or supplied by the legendary designer/former actor/gay bon vivant Billy Haines.
Haines, as you may know, was Joan Crawford's bestie. It was his decades-long relationship with his partner that Crawford said made theirs the happiest marriage in Hollywood.
I find the items Christie's is offering rather meh, but there's no overlooking this handsome cock.
eBaum's World: Woman goes BALLISTIC over couple kissing in restaurant. Someone ain't gettin' nailed on the regular.
Models.com: The men of Jeffrey Face Cares 2017.
Vanity Fair: Not sure I agree with Ryan Murphy that Joan Crawford was “a good person,” but her friendship with gay decorate Billy Haines was remarkable.
Leesta Vall: You can now perform a song live and have it cut directly to one-of-a-kind vinyl, or buy one of those records. Each session exists forever — in one place.