By David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace, Amy Wallace, Sylvia Wallace
“Revealing! An encyclopedia of what our celebrated betters do among the sheets.”—TIME
“More extraordinary and outrageous than such a lot people might even imagine.”—Forecast
“Entirely interesting. . . . highly entertaining.”—Auberon Waugh, Inquiry
“Something for everybody . . . eminent flashers, fetishists, flagellants, simple outdated down domestic fornicators, and goings-on galore.”—Cosmopolitan
From the indefatigable Wallace kinfolk, authors of The publication of Lists and The People’s Almanac sequence (New York Times bestsellers that bought over 8 million copies internationally), got here 1981’s The Intimate intercourse Lives of recognized People.
This compelling bestseller that stored many a reader up at evening with its 2 hundred revealing profiles and 3 hundred infrequent photographs simply acquired greater with a dozen new entries at the nocturnal fascinations of the enduring 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 used to be the recognized novelist and screenwriting writer of The Chapman Report and The Word. His spouse, Sylvia Wallace, wrote the best-selling novel The Fountains. The Wallace family’s publishing magic lives on with Amy Wallace, writer of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: My lifestyles with Carlos Castaneda, and David Wallechinsky, writer of The entire publication of the summer time Olympics and Tyrants: The World’s Worst Dictators.
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44 / Intimate Sex Lives Sex Lives-final3 3/27/08 1:49 PM Page 45 The Italian Sheik RUDOLPH VALENTINO (May 6, 1895–Aug. 23, 1926) HIS FAME: Valentino made the woman in the silent-picture audience fantasize that he would take her in his arms, force his lips on hers, and tempt her beyond her power to resist. He was the embodiment of love in its most primal form in such films as The Sheik (1921), Blood and Sand (1922), and The Son of the Sheik (1926). HIS PERSON: Rodolfo Guglielmi di Valentina D’Antonguolla, from the small town of Castellaneta, Italy, was a wayward boy and a daydreamer.
The complaints Jean filed for the divorce proceedings were ridiculous; for example, she charged that he was ruining her career by reading in bed until late at night, thus making her sleepy on the set. Jean’s final affair was with actor William Powell, probably her one true love. Like Bern he was intelligent and sauve, and he too resembled Bern physically. ” They were probably engaged at the time of Jean’s sudden collapse at the age of 30 / Intimate Sex Lives Sex Lives-final3 3/27/08 1:49 PM Page 31 26.
Acting It Up / 55 Sex Lives-final3 3/27/08 1:49 PM Page 56 Threatened with a paternity suit and a charge of statutory rape, Chaplin agreed to marriage. On the ride from Mexico to Los Angeles after their Nov. 24, 1924, wedding, Chaplin suggested to his pregnant wife that she commit suicide by throwing herself off the train. Yet, despite his hostility, Chaplin managed to separate sex from affection, claiming he could make love to Lita even though he detested her. Two years and two children later, Lita filed for divorce.