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ralph wiggum
08-25-2010, 04:21 PM
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Hollywood icon Vivien Leigh was a real scarlet woman. The two-time Academy Award-winning actress, best known for playing Scarlett O'Hara in the classic "Gone with the Wind," enjoyed sex from other stars and prostitutes of both sexes, according to a new biography.

"Damn You, Scarlett O'Hara" by co-authors Darwin Porter, who claims to have known the British actress in the '60s, and Roy Moseley, her husband Laurence Olivier's personal assistant allege that Leigh enjoyed sex with the "rough trade," or from male prostitutes picked up at Scotty's, an L.A. brothel disguised as a gas station with a pump and 22 attendants.

A publishing source told the Daily Mail, "In the 1940s, the world's most recognizable star would drive down to Scotty's with her friend George Cukor, the initial director of 'Gone with the Wind,' and they would pick out young men for the night".

"They would pay the men with gifts such as cigarette cases, jewels or even stocks and bonds. She depended on the professional discretion of men not to boast they had just serviced Scarlett O'Hara."

She also allegedly had flings with fellow British actress Isabel Jeans and two other women, as well as with Marlon Brando and Rex Harrison.

LINK (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7019680434)

Gingersnap
08-25-2010, 04:33 PM
I'm pretty sure Laurence Olivier made that claim about her first. :p

noonwitch
08-25-2010, 04:36 PM
It was well known that Vivien Leigh was a nympho, although I hadn't heard the bisexual angle on it before.


Poor Olivier, he tried to make her happy.

Bailey
08-25-2010, 04:46 PM
Why are people trying to bring down others from the past? Never anything positive, just junk that should stay in the past.

Gingersnap
08-25-2010, 05:19 PM
Why are people trying to bring down others from the past? Never anything positive, just junk that should stay in the past.

I think the general trend right now is to paint other eras and Famous Dead People as being just as debauched and vice-ridden as celebutard Hollywood is today. While the studios did keep a lid on some pretty shocking behavior among the stars, I'll bet the actual percentage of crazed/addicted/sexually-opportunistic actors was much, much lower than it is today.

Dirt always sells.