The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People
Irving Wallace, Amy Wallace, David Wallechinsky
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“Revealing! An encyclopedia of what our celebrated betters do between the sheets.”—TIME
“More astonishing and outrageous than most of us would even imagine.”—Forecast
“Entirely fascinating. . . . Hugely entertaining.”—Auberon Waugh, Inquiry
“Something for everyone . . . eminent flashers, fetishists, flagellants, plain old down home fornicators, and goings-on galore.”—Cosmopolitan
From the indefatigable Wallace family, authors of The Book of Lists and The People’s Almanac series (New York Times bestsellers that sold over eight million copies internationally), came 1981’s The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People.
This compelling bestseller that kept many a reader up at night with its two hundred revealing profiles and three hundred rare photos just got better with a dozen new entries on the nocturnal fascinations of the iconic Tupac Shakur, Carlos Casteneda, Jim Morrison, Nico, Wilt Chamberlain, Ayn Rand, Kurt Cobain, Princess Diana, Aleister Crowley, Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Hutchence, and Malcolm X.
Irving Wallace was the famous novelist and screenwriting author of The Chapman Report and The Word. His wife, Sylvia Wallace, wrote the best-selling novel The Fountains. The Wallace family’s publishing magic lives on with Amy Wallace, author of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda, and David Wallechinsky, author of The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics and Tyrants: The World’s Worst Dictators.
a voice loud enough to be heard by the entire roomful of people: “She’s a quaint old udder, isn’t she?” He described another woman as looking “exactly like a dental filling.” Barrymore was equally well known for his nearly superhuman drinking, which aged him rapidly. In 1935, in an attempt to dry out, he took his daughter Diana on a cruise on his yacht. All liquor was removed from the boat before it sailed. Yet Barrymore was drunk during the entire voyage, for he found a means of siphoning off
1889–Dec. 25, 1977) HIS FAME: The king of silent screen comedies, Charles Spencer Chaplin made 80 films and gained international fame with his portrayal of a pathetic yet humorous little tramp in such cinema classics as The Kid (1920), The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931), and Modern Times (1936). He was knighted in 1975 for his achievements. HIS PERSON: Chaplin learned to sing and dance at an early age by watching his mother, Hannah, perform in the music halls of his native London. His
Lives-final3 3/27/08 1:49 PM Page 57 and serenity. “If I had known Oona or a girl like her long ago, I would never have had any problems with women. All my life I have been waiting for her without even realizing it,” he said. By the time he passed away, Chaplin had fathered eight more children—the last one when he was in his early 70s. SEX PARTNERS: Chaplin prided himself on making love to prominent women. Among his conquests were Clare Sheridan, cousin of Winston Churchill; actresses Mabel
1:49 PM Page 62 up at director Charles Walters’ home wearing nothing but a housecoat. Flinging it open, she told him, “I think you should see what you have to work with.” Walters was impressed. Joan’s final marriage took place in May, 1955. Her fourth husband, Alfred Steele, was the dynamic, square-faced president of Pepsi-Cola. Until he died of a heart attack in 1959, they circled the globe together promoting Pepsi. Despite her happiness in the role of corporate wife, Joan’s feelings for
Isherwood has always maintained that he is very happy with his sexual preference. Although Auden once baited him by calling him a “repressed heterosexual,” Isherwood offers his own definition of what it means to be a homosexual. “It seems to me that the real clue to your sex-orientation lies in your romantic feelings rather than in your sexual feelings. If you are really gay, you are able to fall in love with a man, not just enjoy having sex with him.” —C.H.S. Ireland’s Lost Sheep JAMES JOYCE