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Humphrey Bogart slept with 1,000 women out of fear he was gay

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  1. novel excuse for cheating on your wife or girlfriend!

  2. That’s Hollywood for you… :-)

    Still like him, though…. ;-)


  3. It might have been more intelligent to try sleeping with a few men for comparison if after 1,000 women he still wasn’t sure about his sexuality and felt concerned.
    You’d think that during his youth as a sailor he would have had the opportunity to experiment a bit… maybe not
    Anyway…a great actor, I guess I’ve long been a Dashiell Hammett fan …Humphrey Bogart is the definitive Sam Spade.

  4. I doubt he was ever gay. It sounds like a perfect excuse to me lol.

  5. And the definitive Phillip Marlowe… :-)


  6. So how does journalist Darwin Porter PROVE that this inner fear drove Bogart? What is the evidence? How does he know what was in Bogart’s mind?

  7. No I’m not a slag really, I had to sleep with a 1000 men to stop becoming impotent !

  8. Meanwhile most women of that time, including great actresses such as Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich had no problems about sleeping with other women.

  9. A lot of gay men, if they really had to sleep with women due to the high level anti-gay hostility in society in their lifetime, might well choose Bette Davis, Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, Louise Brooks or contemporary women of their type.
    Humphrey Bogart has always had some strange appeal to me as a gay man that other certainly straight actors, like say Kevin Costner, don’t have.
    I think Bogart may have been one of those men who are ace male impersonators, James Dean was another.

  10. Jess Conrad 28 Sep 2010, 4:07pm


  11. I Think you mean, what a load of old dead cock don’t you?
    Dredging over dead people’s sex lives for a story is a bit desperate.

  12. UnfetteredGaul 28 Sep 2010, 7:33pm

    I already knew this from a book I read a few years ago called The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Actor. William Haines reportedly did Bogey in the butt in a bathroom stall right when Bogey first got into acting. William Haines was a big hollywood star at that time and Bogey wanted to make all the right connections and William Haines was more than happy to make the “connection”, apparently.

  13. Thanks for that great salacious piece of celebrity gossip UnfetteredGaul.
    William Haines had influence and great contacts in those Hollywood days and could get young actors set up in employment, he serviced Clark Gable too apparently when he was trying to get into the movies…looks like he kept his side of the deal.
    John Wayne collected dolls…who knew?

    1. Nothing wrong with someone named Marion having a doll collection, lol

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