“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly,” Clark Gable’s character Rhett told Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett in the famed “Gone With The Wind.” “That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
In reality, Leigh certainly didn’t need kissing lessons. Gays of 2010… you have a new party hardy hero. Honestly, there might not really be any way to live up to her standards.
According to a new biography, the actress who starred as southern belle Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind was a serial bisexual adulterer.
Her marriage to Olivier was a sham, with both cheating on one another within months of becoming lovers in 1937, according to unpublished memoirs and witness accounts.
At least three of the Oscar winner’s lesbian conquests are revealed in ‘Damn You, Scarlett O’Hara’, to be published in the U.S.
And, according to reports, the biography describes her insatiable appetite for ‘rough trade’ – male prostitutes picked up at Scotty’s, a Los Angeles brothel that masqueraded as a petrol station.
‘In the 1940s the world’s most recognisable 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,’ a publishing source said.
‘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,’