While Laurence Olivier was on the veranda petting the heads of one of his many pool boys, his wife Vivien Leigh was out leasing peen at the local gas station/whore house. This is according to a new ESCANDALOSO (not really) biography that claims the late Vivien Leigh was “a bi-polar and bi-sexual nympho.” File this under: We were all Vivien Leigh in our past lives. Hell, I think most of you are Vivien Leigh in your CURRENT lives.
Darwin Porter, a so-called friend of Vivien’s and co-author of the biography, writes that Scarlett O’Hara loved “rough trade” and slept with several of her co-stars including Marlon Brando, Rex Harrison and British actress Isabel Jeans.
Whether true or not, this is my favorite excerpt from this mess of a tell-all:
“In the 1940s, the world’s most recognizable star would drive down to Scotty’s (a notorious LA brothel that masqueraded as a gas station with one pump and 22 attendants) with her friend George Cukor, the initial director of ‘Gone With The Wind,’ and they would both 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.”
Don’t you wish you lived in the days where you could drive up to Scotty’s and buy a man whore with a nephrite cigarette case and a ruby bracelet off your own wrist? Nowadays, you have to buy a piece in the back alley of a Sunoco with a wad of wet tens and half of a meth rock.
The whores of yesteryear probably even apologized afterwards for giving you the clap. Those were the true days of class and elegance.