Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Waiting for Shirley
Hon, this has been Hollywood lore for like 50 years. But I never heard it was on tape. Crawford viciously attacked Marilyn in public a lot in the 1950's to the press and others. The rumor was that Marilyn had turned her down for sex. Who knows? The only kind of lesbian "smear" I can recall about Crawford was that Christina wrote in "Mommie Dearest" that Joan liked to get drunk and then want to sleep in the maid's bed, with the maid in it. Who knows about leaden-heart Tina's veracity, though.
I think it's all rumor. Marilyn was a real unprofessional trainwreck who was a nightmare to work with. Some say lateness and crap she pulled on the set of Clark Gable's last move cost Clark Gable his life as he died at the end I think and it was shot in the desert. It was The Misfits. Crawford and Gable had had a huge affair in the 1930's. I think this is why Crawford despised Marilyn, not from being sexually rebuffed by her.
Marilyn did it with Shelley Winters, though. Maybe Marilyn was just shitting her therapist?