They Were an, um, Item? #18


Cary Grant and Randolph Scott

4 comments:

SomeNYGuy said...

As Tallulah Bankhead allegedly said when asked if a famous actor was gay, "I wouldn't know, dahling -- he never sucked my cock!"

Brent McKee said...

Setting aside the fact that it was quite common for single men to share a residence, even in Hollywood (Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda lived together - were they "an item?"), I am reminded of the statement of Cary's third wife Betsy Drake: "I didn't have time to think about his homosexuality. We were too busy fucking."

Tom Sutpen said...

You'll please note the question mark on the title of this entry; intended to signify that the pair's Item status is in some doubt.

We'll probably never know what actually went on with those two (and even though I don't question Betsy Drake's account, the two conditions aren't mutually exclusive). Some say they were; some say they weren't. Who knows? What is known is that there were rumors flying about Grant and Scott almost from the first . . . as there had not been with Fonda and Stewart (or David Niven and Errol Flynn for that matter) . . . and that said rumors persist. That alone renders them fit for at least a qualified entry in this series.

Cinebeats said...

Maybe they were, and maybe they weren't. But no matter how you cut it, they were sure a lovely couple... of guys that is!