Containing Multitudes Since 2004
The Canadian journalist, author and general curmudgeon Gordon Sinclair (ask Cooke - he might be old enough to remember him from Front Page Challenge) was one of Aimee Semple McPherson's lovers. One time Aimee's son was on Front Page Challenge (which was a panel show sort of like I've Got A Secret or What's My Line? where the panelists had to guess a headline by questioning guests and then interviewed them afterwards) and made the assertion that his mother never drank. Sinclair informed him that Aimee did in fact drink and he knew because the two of them drained more than one bottle together.
A Whore For Christ. In more ways than one.
I've heard the Sinclair story, he was quite a guy.I loved Front Page Challenge, the Malcolm X episode was noteworthy, and I'd gladly watch reruns. Too bad History Channel doesn't show it.(I even have a set of Front Page Challenge drinking glasses...including one with an image of the very paper I work for on it.)
Sister Aimee's exploits (if not all the details of them) were a more or less open matter after her 'kidnapping' in the mid 20s. I doubt if anyone, except perhaps for the most fervent attendees at the Angelus Temple, had many illusions about her after that. Like all the best evangelists (from Billy Sunday to Jimmy Lee) she was, at heart, an entertainer, and a damn good whore for Christ.
I'd love to see Herman Mankiewicz's script about her filmed someday....
Oh well, there's always The Miracle Woman.
She [Ms McPherson] made a fictional appearance in a nifty little TV seies called The Hollywood Detective.Said detective was played by Tony Peck, a certain more famous Peck's son.1989?
There's a recent film about her surfacing on DVD in the coming weeks, but it looks like a hack job from appearances.I'd like to see the '70s TV movie about her disappearance, starring Faye Dunaway as Aimee and Bette Davis as her mom.For now, I'll stick with last year's American Experience doc.
Kathy Lee Gifford has written a musical about her. I don't think she intends to play the role herself, but you never know. Be afraid! Be very afraid!
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