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John_Shadows_1 Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 01:51 PM
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Remember the rumor that Nancy Reagan slept with Frank Sinatra?
From a short bio:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/265714.stm

<snip>
However, the wholesome all-American marriage came in for criticism on occasion. A biography of Nancy by Kitty Kelley in 1991 contained allegations that she had had an affair with Frank Sinatra.

It said that Nancy had invited Sinatra to the White House for lengthy luncheons and instructed staff not to disturb them.
</snip>

Sorry, but the saturation coverage may have driven me nuts - plus, you got to admit - this is a great picture:

http://www.canoe.ca/JamMusicSinatra/sinatra15.html
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Leprechan29 Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 01:54 PM
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1. And the result -
Nancy Sinatra?
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Robin Hood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 04:07 PM
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16. HAHAHAHAHAH!!
LMAO!
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 01:55 PM
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2. That is a great shot!! - lets caption!
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 01:57 PM
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5. Let's post as a separate caption post...
I will post it if it hasn't been posted already as it's own post.. :)
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 01:55 PM
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3. I liked the part of the book were....
....it tells about Nancy being the "blow job queen" of Hollywood! LMAO!! Every time I heard that freaking "Just say NO" biz, all I could think of was, "Wonder how often Nancy said NO to anything?!?!?" She was knocked up when she and Ronnie got married....no big deal...but to later act like some righteous shit - that is total BS!!
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 01:57 PM
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4. They say that when Nancy was in her prime, during her starlet days,
she could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch. I suspect that she was a very popular date back then.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 02:02 PM
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7. Yeah, I heard she was the BJ Queen of Hollywood back then
But I hear a lot of things.... ;)
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 03:46 PM
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9. Supposedly, Sinatra was very, very
Edited on Fri Jun-11-04 03:50 PM by central scrutinizer
"well-endowed" so maybe Nancy was intrigued.

Frank Sinatra was so endowed that one of his wives, famous actress Ava Gardner, said of him, "He only weighs 120, but 100 pounds is cock."
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 04:14 PM
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19. Hilarious!
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jdsmith Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 01:58 PM
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6. We were sort of thoughtlessly watching CNN a couple of nights back
and Nancy came on. I really don't feel any animosity toward her this week (last and next are other stories), but I casually mentioned the casting couch stories, and my 22-year-old son nearly horked. (He's a Sinatra fan.)
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the_real_38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 03:42 PM
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8. Kick....
great picture
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 03:49 PM
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10. The book "The Peter Lawford Story" (written by his widow)...
claims that Nancy was the blow job queen of Hollywood during her starlet days. Apparently, she was quite good at applying herself during weekend drives up the Pacific Coast Hwy. And people said she had no talent...Bah!
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the_real_38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 03:54 PM
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11. I'm dreamin' up good vibrations?
Hey, man - have you seen this movie The Killers? Apparently it's this awful pseud-noir thing with Reagan as a heavy.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 03:59 PM
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12. Angie Dickinson is particularly luscious in that movie...
and two-bit Reagan can't hold a candle to the mighty Lee Marvin.
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the_real_38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 04:01 PM
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13. Lee was the man....
... nothing fake - just a hard, gruff sumbitch - Point Blank is the s***, though - got Angie Dickinson, too.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 04:15 PM
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Before I die, I want to be inducted into "The Sons of Lee Marvin"...
a gentleman's club founded by Jim Jarmusch. It's members include John Lurie, Willem Dafoe, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop. Pretty illustrious company, huh?

Point Blank is great.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 04:15 PM
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20. deleted dupe post
Edited on Fri Jun-11-04 04:17 PM by mitchum
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 04:03 PM
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14. Good movie...
The 1946 version (directed by Robert Siodmak) is better, but the 1964 (directed by Don Siegel, who also did the "Dirty Harry" films) is good too. And Reagan is incredibly smarmy in it...

From Salon, "The Gipper's Dark Side" by Charles Taylor:

"I believe in larceny. Homicide is against my principles."

That's Ronald Reagan speaking, in his last film role as mobster Jack Browning in Don Siegel's 1964 "The Killers." It was the only time Reagan ever played a heavy, and according to costar Clu Gulager, he despised the film. "Ronnie is a nice man," Gulager quickly adds.

A nice man would despise this movie (made for NBC and then released in theaters after the network turned it down for being too violent). Cold, mean and unrelievedly brutal, "The Killers" radiates cynicism and contempt and cruddiness. It's a movie that opens with blind people being slapped around by a pair of hit men (Lee Marvin and Gulager who, in a touch that feels like a sick joke, wear dark glasses) and ends with every major character dead. Forty years later, it also works as a prophetic shadow history of Ronald Reagan's political career and the America that career brought forth. "The Killers'" window on Reagan's dark side may be the best antidote to the Reagan hagiography.

Over the course of "The Killers," the idea of watching Ronald Reagan as a brutal mob boss seems at first a thrilling act of self-desecration on Reagan's part; by the end of the movie, it seems perfectly reasonable. Throughout the movie, the familiar and predictable break free of their moorings. You feel as if you should be able to dismiss it as just another cheesy gangster movie. And yet its sordidness adds up. By the early '60s, the classical Hollywood studio filmmaking of the '30s and '40s had become mummified. Made on the cheap at Universal (as nearly everything at the studio was then), "The Killers" reeks of that calcification. There isn't a breath of fresh air or reality in "The Killers." The movie is filled with obviously phony rear projection and cardboard sets that can't convince you for a second that you're seeing real streets, hospital rooms, hotels, flophouses. No place in this movie seems like anywhere that anyone real could actually exist. And Universal's notoriously cheap color processing renders everything washed-out, sickly, flat.

http://salon.com/ent/feature/2004/06/08/killers/index.h...

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TrustingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 04:03 PM
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15. Runny was a Nancy boy...
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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 04:09 PM
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17. Nancy Sinatra slept with Ronald Reagan...
Book forthcoming.



http://sludgereport.blogspot.com /



Then Nancy Slep with Nancy


http://sludgereport.blogspot.com/
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the_real_38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 04:10 PM
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18. Well who was wearing the boots...
... and who was getting walked on?
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the_real_38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 01:17 AM
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21. The lady is a tramp?
say it ain't so.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 01:32 AM
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22. Sinatra once said Nancy was a "dumb broad with fat ankles"
Edited on Sat Jun-12-04 01:42 AM by kskiska
As Shirley MacLaine relates:

he (Sinatra) hated Richard Nixon with deep vitriol, then ended up campaigning for him. He thought Ronald Reagan was a "stupid bore who couldn't get a job in pictures, which is why he went into politics." He threatened to move out of California if Reagan ever got elected to public office. He thought "Nancy was a dumb broad with fat ankles who couldn't act." But when Jesse Unruh, former Speaker of the California Assembly and a Bobby Kennedy loyalist, ran against Reagan for governor, Frank decided to support Reagan.

Why? Because of Sinatra's association with the Mafia. Frank supported Reagan to get back at Bobby.

http://www.sinatraarchive.com/tis/shirley.html

Besides, Frank was very particular about his women's physical attributes. He even disparaged Kim Novak, saying she had heavy legs, but her face made up for it. I find it hard to believe he could be attracted to Nancy Reagan.
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