Thursday, May 16, 2013

Faith Debased Initiative

Howard Hughes turned her into a starlet
Did he use her then spurn her, the varlet?
When Miss Gardner came next,
Was his ex-partner vexed?
Did the blues make the harlot burn scarlet?

David Cairns (and Surly Hack, kibbitzer)

A poster for the Hughes production Vendetta (1950). From Mr Cairns: When Howard Hughes jilted his discovery, Faith Domergue, in favor of new squeeze Ava Gardner, Domergue came after them both, ramming into their car with apparent homicidal intent.

Later, Gardner discovered Hughes was bugging her apartment and stunned him with a blow to the head with an ashtray. Being a millionaire playboy can be dangerous.

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