I guess you had to be there. When Lawford learned of his mother's actions their relationship was never the same. For years there was talk of Marilyn Monroe's "red diary" where she wrote down her conversations with her lovers Jack and Bobby Kennedy. I'm always on the lookout for good old movies I haven't seen, especially with handsome classic Hollywood leading men. It was to announce that "Something's Got to Give" was supposed to start filming again in October after Dean Martin finished his current commitment - with a new director and Monroe's salary at $500,000 instead of the original $100,000. Also: speculation. He did it for Marlon Brandon. Middle aged men were all growing long sideburns and wearing ostentatious gold jewelry. To JFK, women were disposable. HOLLYWOOD -- Tom Drake, who rose to stardom in a series of 1940s musicals including 'Meet Me in St. Louis' and became Hollywood's favorite boy-next-door, died Wednesday of lung cancer. Homosexuality has been practiced legitimately in more societies than not over many centuries. However, they did not anticipate the ability of the Kennedys to sterilize the whole scene. It's not like she hadn't tried before. That should not be forgotten.”. People aren't always consistent in their thoughts and emotions. Diaries, photos, etc. They were terrifiedt damaginge information might get into thet wrong hands and expose JFK. "The real reason I was afraid of him is because I believe him to be homosexual" What does this mean? Of all the brothers Bobby was the good guy. If she was in fact murdered, it appears that Bobby was left out of the loop (he was also besotted with her), but I put nothing past JFK and old Joe Kennedy. Jesus Christ, she's been dead 50 years and still manages to churn out so much product that Joyce Carol Oates looks like a slacker by comparison. Of course, divorce was totally out of the question, so RFK tried to talk her out of going public when he visited her the day before she died. Where did those posters HEAR that? As the French writer Voltaire said, “If a million people do a stupid thing, it is still a stupid thing.” Those who can’t handle the normal world should move to Australia. What I do not understand is , How can a box filled with Monroe's writings and observations be left sitting in a closet for 40 years without anyone being curious enough to look at them!!! Sal Mineo himself admitted to an affair with Lawford. Bobby was definitely a vindictive, vicious infighter when it came to politics but he also was the protector of the weak, in his own eyes. Not hard to see how she would be ambivalent about homosexuals. He had roles in other notable films such as Mrs. Parkington (1944), The Green Years (1946), and Warlock (1959). I don't know if Marilyn was killed or not, and the word of a mobster's son is scarcely evidence enough, but her demise was perfectly timed as far as the Kennedys were concerned. Merv Griffin accomplished a lot and is, in his death, being held up as a example of a stellar Hollywood businessman. Please click here to get full access and no ads for $1.99 or less per month. Died: Aug 11, 1982. But the answer to the question is so easy Ask Shirley MacLaine. I wish 'My Week With Marilyn' were a George Lucas film so he could just keep adding new footage as pertinent information comes to light. BIRTHPLACE New York. If anyone can tell us definitely she could. R52 = Hair salon psychologist mistaking tabloid stories for data. I think even as the men in her life disappointed her emotionally and sexually, she blindly sought older females as mother figures. Tom Drake (August 5, 1918 – August 11, 1982), born Alfred Sinclair Alderdice in Brooklyn, New York, was an American actor. He thought he had an inside track to JFK,kept assuring his mobster friends the President listened to him. Different era, r73. So they fired Marilyn. His first encounter, a boyhood friend he grew up with, later tried writing a book about Merv. I'm calling the police now before the mob ge. Peter was also into drugs. I read somewhere that Marilyn said she wouldn't have an affair with Bobby; he was too puny. You may not have heard of him, but Drake made many films beginning in 1940 and continuing in to the mid-1970s. [QUOTE]Now does anybody seriously believe when the Kennedys had trysts with Monroe they would discuss serious politics with her? Drake was born in 1918, in Brooklyn, New York. He saw her as deeply wounded and very childlike. #BornThisDay: Actor, Tom Drake. If someone wrote a book posthumously outing John Wayne or something NOBODY had heard stories about, then I’d get the doubting Thomas act. Wasn't there a golden age blind item about a frequent foursome of Keenan and Evie Wynn, Lawford, and Van Johnson? Hardly. He was American by natinoanliy. The entire Kennedy clan was becoming a brand. At the time of his death, he was 64 years old. Tom Drake was an American actor with a relatively lengthy career. "In his later years, Peter Lawford could not achieve orgasm without getting his nipples lacerated with razor blades." and we'll set a dreaded cookie to make it go away. Facts about Movie Actor Tom Drake - age: 64, height, Net Worth, Salary, famous birthday, birthplace, horoscope, fanpage, before fame and family, all about Tom Drake's personal life, and more. Bobby may have visited her much earlier, prior to her death, and they allegedly had a pretty heated discussion,she was already spaced out from pills & booze, but he wasn't having an affair with her, and he didn't have her killed. More important, he was repelled by his father's excesses, and managed to maintain his idealism in spite of everything. ... As for her death - it could ONLY have been suicide or murder. But he wasn't whoring around like his brothers were. making everyone in the world click on these pointless things while changing Hell, you must admit, that’s one hell of a life. Officially, she had an affair with Gerry Mulligan - but all the while she was munching on some pretty famous muffs. You'll never get me to believe it wasn't suicide. I've seen plenty of times where gay men are hateful to good looking women because they are jealous of the attention they get from men, not exactly a new phenom. I do miss the Merve man. I have seen Tom Drake in movies for years. What next, sheep or goats? But I have always wondered if Tom Drake- who plays the boy next door- was really gay. My parents just laughed at my grandmother's proclamation. It's a shame Tom Drake threw his life away pining for this perv and I say this as a fan of Lawford, especially in his later years. He died after a lengthy illness, said the Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home of New London, Conn. Mr. Drake arrived in Hollywood in the late 1930's after being discovered in a … She went into a spiral after that.). I dont know about anyone else, but I liked him as an actor. This pimp had quite a lengthy Heidi Fleiss-like record of providing boys to celebrities and the rich and powerful — going back to the early 60s, with clients like WALT DISNEY of all people. [quote]It appears she was going to go public the next day about her love for Bobby (Jack had hand-balled her to him a few months earlier), but she died that night. I always have felt like I would have liked Sinatra, as deeply flawed as he was, and I would NOT have liked Peter Lawford, as deeply flawed as HE was. our privacy/terms or if you just want to see the damn As for JFK and Marilyn Monroe...what's the big deal if she came forward. A biography of television legend Merv Griffin claims tgat when he died in 2007, ... Tom Drake, who, by the way, ended up a used car salesman. His final film role was the character Dr. Adam Forrest in the horror film "The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe" (1974), Drake died in 1982, suffering from lung cancer. And yet, because he was closeted it is highly unlikely he ever made the connection for the Reagans (between himself and those who were suffering and dying), pointed out the government negligence, or even talked openly as a gay person. When one considers his vast contribution to entertainment pop culture and the diverse wealth of personalities who graced his talk show as guests over the years, to trivialize his life story by publicizing his private sexuality as his showbiz legacy is a rank tabloid pursuit. He didn't want to be a woman. Though dismissed, the lawsuits put Griffin on the spot, and while he never denied being gay, he didn’t own it either. What kind of homosexual did you have to be to garner love and admiration and respect from Marilyn? The mafia would 've loved the opportunity to set up the brothers for her death if they could have. The other impetus for his intervention was that Bobby knew full well Sinatra was pissed at JFK, and Sinatra had mob connections that could damage the President's chances. Drake was born in 1918, in Brooklyn, New York. Why is Marilyn's "revelation" so Vanity Fair-worthy? One of my favorite films is 'Angel's Revenge' from the late 1970's and he was still sexy. He wanted to be an ACTRESS! and there was nothing wrong with buying out “terminally ill” patients insurance policies because they benefitted and so did the company that purchased them. There are his experiences at Liberace’s all-male orgies. And lots about Merv’s prolonged sexual tryst with Marlon Brando. Personally, I like juicy gossip too much to want any of these theories upheld in court. I'm laughing so hard, I'm crying. Is it worth it? Don't we get a new one every year, along with yet another husband she married in Mexicali in 1948? Effective blackmail bought all kinds of immunity. Yikes! She knew the gay mob adored her but she was uneasy about being viewed as the world's biggest fag hag. It all fits. Merv also had a stylish beard, dahlink — Eva Gabor. How many secret diaries did Marilyn keep? Tom Drake estimated Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height, Dating, Relationship Records, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Now, someone else is doing it for him. I knew he was married two or three times but he seemed gay. If you are interested you can take a look at There is a really interesting book called 'Hollywood Warts 'n' All, published in 2005 (R76),that names names right the way through it. Marilyn said it often, and said it to JFK himself. Wow the world is being taken over by dumbasses which probably have a gay fantasy of their own lmao , Merv Griffin’s Sexual Relations with Rock Hudson, Marlon Brando, and All of Tinseltown. Marilyn hung around with Truman Capote a lot. J. Edgar Hoover, who for many years contended there was no significant mafia activity, since Edgar was in their pocket, hated the Kennedys too. Her unstable behavior and the alcohol & drug abuse were causing her to be more & more erratic. Lawford was the kind of man who'd give a girl a date rape drug then allow disgraceful things to be done to her which he would then record for posterity and for blackmail.He did have sex with women, but it was torturous for him. Liked having his nipples tortured. What a lousy president, and his nasty little brother would have been just as lousy. He had a right to privacy as we all do. I think you're all nuts. Of course the media was fed crap about how Sinatra was this great friend to Marilyn. Scroll below and check more details information about Current Net […] He didn't treat them as equals, but then he didn't treat anyone as an equal. Hello and thank you for registering. %0D %0D Viewed today, it's still utterly outrageous! Tom Drake. Tom Drake was an American actor with a relatively lengthy career. Lawford was no friend. ""%0D %0D What, did she think he was going to throw her into a pit in the cellar, and then make a woman-suit out of her skin?%0D %0D I suspect the pills were getting to her at that point. Tom Drake real name was Alfred Sinclair Alderdice. Tom could get very depressed about the situation and I think -- I'm not sure -- Tom attempted suicide over it. Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads. This man was intimate with the Reagans (and Nancy Reagan in particular) during the height of the AIDS epidemic in 80s, with few treatments available and fear-mongering having gripped the media. Some features on this site require registration. Then she had a seizure or an attempted suicide. Why is there never gossip about Teddy Kennedy and Marilyn? @mike lol..There is no such thing as “a aids test” you hillbilly redneck. The movie’s a classic! In the early days of AIDS, I remember reading that Merv started a company which purchased life insurance policies from gay men with AIDS. Oddly enough, when he died, the homocons on Gay Patriot praised him on high–because he remained closeted until his death. Before Fame. He did it for Marlon Brandon.”? Richard Harkens . Tom Drake's former partners: Tom Drake had an affair with Judy Garland. Didn't trust him. Birthplace New York . He was definitely an enabler and fellow user. Maybe she blamed it on his being gay. He did it for Katharine Hepburn. Peter Lawford was British, many British men come across as being gay, but they aren't. He was a student at Iona Preparatory School. Allegedly Cukor continued to privately coach Leigh and Olivia de Havilland during filming. Finally, Griffin’s closet had him firing gay men who’d actually made it up through the ranks of his own company, simply because they were openly gay. Hello. Date of death: 11 Aug 1982 . If she loved him, as you write, why would she want to destroy him? Bobby truly couldn't stand his brother-in-law either. i am sorry but your comment was a perfect example of someone twisting reality to prove a liberal agenda. Let's hope that someday those times might end. A revived Clean Beds in 1939 brought Drake to the attention of MGM, who only half-heartedly promoted the actor, usually casting him in bits or secondary roles. Secondly, Griffin’s closet had him engaging in workplace sexual harassment, something that, as I showed in my 1993 book Queer in America, is common among closeted powerful men, who often are simply seeking outlets for sex. Peter certainly knew who to call about that, but chances are they didn't leave it to Peter. Cause of Death: lung cancer. The more info on Marilyn the better. She felt terribly used. They were no bloody good. Isn't the Lawford bio by his last wife the book where Nancy Reagan's amazing head-giving skills finally came to credible light? Not the only one to fulfill that role, but he handled the more sensitive cases. None of this changes the fact that Merv may well have been the greatest talk show host in Hollywood history and my grandma’s fave. They were obviously worried she'd cause a scandal. Sinatra said she OD out of despond. I always found him incredibly sexy as the young male ingenue of those MGM musicals like Good News, Easter Parade and Royal WEdding. Larry Francis Drake May 5, 1921 July 14, 1985 was an American professional baseball player whose played for eight seasons 1941 1942 1944 1949 Slaughter. But neither blamed the other or showed a shred of upset. Seacrest’s not dead, so I guess this book won’t cover it. He was a nasty piece of work no matter what. R94/85, tell us the mob didn't get you. The fact that she had unscrupulous people working for her, spying on her, attempting to exploit her, over medicating her, was a sad, disgusting testimony to something that we now know to be all to common in Hollywood and something that happens still today. I think Frank tolerated Gay men who were out. Marilyn defied her studio to go to NYC for the President's brithday in May. My grandmother also thought Vidal Sassoon was gay as well as many other famous British men. She also had close relationships with choreographer Jack Cole (mentioned in the original article), her masseuse Ralph Roberts, actor Clifton Webb and designer William Travilla. Well, you have part of the legend, Queerky. Most Popular #127314. Believe what you want R88, but I speak the truth. Their image at the time as an intact, Catholic family with two cute little tykes was a huge selling point for the First Family. I don't think so! 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