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on 15 March 2013
Though it seems quite unbelievable all the stories can be confirmed in someway with existing rumours, although of course that could still mean his story is fabricated. But Gore Vidal spoke out before his death to confirm that every story was indeed true. It is a strange book and one does wonder if he did do nearly everything for "alturistic" purposes as he claims. From most other perspectives it would appear that here was a sexually abused child that grew up into a damaged person but "Scotty" appears happy enough with his life although I dare say his poor first wife Betty might not say the same. I found it odd that he made pains to point out many times that he was not gay but seemed to spend the whole book having sex with (famous) men. I did start to wonder is every actor gay? Probably the best idea would be to assume they are until proven otherwise ;)
It got to the point where it became quite repetitive and some stories were just plain not nice, like the Charles Laughton anecdotes. Maybe I'm a bit square but that fair turned my stomach.
If you have idealistic views of a fairy (no pun intended) tale Hollywood, read it and have your illusions shattered.
God only knows what goes on today!
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