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Paul Newman Says Wife Joanne Woodward Turned Him Into a “Sexual Creature” in Posthumous Memoir

Paul Newman is considered to be one of the great sex symbols of all time, but in his posthumous memoir, the actor admitted that women didn't always think so highly of him.

In the mid-'80s, the legendary actor began compiling an oral history about his life and career, conducting interviews with friends, family, and himself where his only rule of thumb was they had to be “completely honest.” Those long-last recordings were eventually recovered and compiled in a new book, The Extraordinary Life of An Ordinary Man: A Memoir, due out later this month. In the memoir, per People, Newman examines his relationship to his own sexuality and his feeling that, despite being viewed as a heartthrob by women everywhere thanks to films like Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, he didn't actually feel sexy until he met his wife, Joanne Woodward. He explained, “Joanne gave birth to a sexual creature. We left a trail of lust all over the place. Hotels and public parks and Hertz Rent-A-Cars.”

The Oscar winner goes on to explain how insecure he was growing up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, especially when it came to girls. Newman was so petite as an adolescent that he had to get permission to play on the high school football team, an experience that shook his confidence. “Girls thought I was a joke. A happy buffoon,” he said. But everything changed once he met Woodward. He explained, “I went from being not much of a sexual threat to something else entirely.”

Newman and Woodward first met in 1953 when they were both understudies in the Broadway play Picnic. The Sting star was married at the time to his first wife, Jackie Witte, with whom he had three young kids, Scott, Susan, and Stephanie. But he was unable to deny his attraction to Woodward and the pair began a tumultuous affair that he describes in the book as "brutal in my detachment from my family." Eventually, he would divorce Witte in 1958 and quickly wed Woodward. In the memoir, he describes returning to their new Beverly Hills home one night to discover that she had fixed up a room off the master bedroom with a double bed she bought from a thrift shop and a fresh coat of paint. “'I call it the Fuck Hut,' she said proudly. It had been done with such affection and delight. Even if my kids came over, we'd go into the Fuck Hut several nights a week and just be intimate and noisy and ribald,” Newman wrote. The couple would go on to have three daughters of their own, Nell, Melissa, and Claire, and move to Westport, Connecticut.

But while their romance was one for the history books, Newman and Woodward still faced plenty of ups and downs in their relationship, often due to the actor's heavy drinking. He recalls in the book, “Joanne and I still drive each other crazy in different ways. But all the misdemeanors, the betrayals, the difficulties have kind of evened themselves out over the years.” Their daughter Claire also told the outlet that it's true her parents “fought and it could be dramatic, but they also fought really hard to stay together. They didn't walk. There were times it was pretty close but they worked hard at it. Ultimately they came together.” She added that this memoir gives her late father the opportunity to let others see him how he saw himself, concluding, “He was doing this for us so he could clear up the fairy tale and tell the real story.”

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by Anonymousreply 138September 19, 2023 3:01 AM

My tongue up his ass would have done an equally fine job

by Anonymousreply 1October 13, 2022 9:53 PM

[quote]”There were times it was pretty close but they worked hard at it. Ultimately they came together.”

Simultaneous orgasms? So jealous!

by Anonymousreply 2October 13, 2022 9:58 PM

I don't get her appeal.

by Anonymousreply 3October 13, 2022 10:01 PM

She sounds very horny for his stiff cock, and who could blame her?

by Anonymousreply 4October 13, 2022 10:02 PM

That was one horny Georgia girl.

by Anonymousreply 5October 13, 2022 10:07 PM

If my parents had a Fuck Hut that's a secret they could keep.

by Anonymousreply 6October 13, 2022 10:14 PM

This will fuel the Joanne Woodward is a Homewrecking Hussy Troll's fire.

by Anonymousreply 7October 13, 2022 10:17 PM

Is there gay stuff in the book? He was reputed to have dabbled in the homosex.

by Anonymousreply 8October 13, 2022 10:19 PM

"That was one horny Georgia girl. "

They're all like that 🙄

by Anonymousreply 9October 13, 2022 10:25 PM

Too bad they never discovered the wonders of a sling for their "fuck hut" 😜

by Anonymousreply 10October 13, 2022 10:26 PM

I will read this. Thanks for the heads up.

The audiobook's narrator is Jeff Daniels.

by Anonymousreply 11October 13, 2022 10:33 PM

She was the human equivalent of a green potato. And he cheated on her right and left.

by Anonymousreply 12October 13, 2022 10:37 PM

^ with men, I have no doubt.

by Anonymousreply 13October 13, 2022 10:40 PM

R12 or a milquetoast. I never understood why he was with someone just so... blah

by Anonymousreply 14October 13, 2022 10:43 PM

Is Woodward and the six children making money out go this tawdry gossip from half a century ago?

by Anonymousreply 15October 13, 2022 10:43 PM

why did he drink? He had it all.

by Anonymousreply 16October 13, 2022 10:44 PM

Well, well, well, if it ain't Midge Gibson—big as life and twice as natural.

by Anonymousreply 17October 13, 2022 10:45 PM

@r16, Sometimes "having it all" makes people afraid of "losing it all"

by Anonymousreply 18October 13, 2022 10:46 PM

Even when he was boozing, he stayed so fit and trim. Then he stopped drinking and continued to age beautifully. They could follow up this book with the posthumous Paul Newman's "The Beer But No Belly Diet" and I would buy it.

by Anonymousreply 19October 13, 2022 10:49 PM

[quote]Too bad they never discovered the wonders of a sling for their "fuck hut" 😜

How do you know they didn't, r10?

by Anonymousreply 20October 13, 2022 10:56 PM

^ Well, it's not in the book. Why leave it out?

Just a reminder as to why someone might want to fuck this guy senseless 😜

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by Anonymousreply 21October 13, 2022 10:59 PM

Gore Vidal turned me into a bisexual creature.

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by Anonymousreply 22October 13, 2022 11:00 PM

Ooh, no lies detected 😛

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by Anonymousreply 23October 13, 2022 11:05 PM

What disgusting people. She is a vile nasty creature. His poor kids.

by Anonymousreply 24October 13, 2022 11:13 PM

Your empathy is so heartfelt, r24.

by Anonymousreply 25October 13, 2022 11:15 PM

Think of the poor children (who are publishing the book)!!

by Anonymousreply 26October 13, 2022 11:34 PM

"Kiss me"

"Can't here"

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by Anonymousreply 27October 14, 2022 12:02 AM

Interesting photo. Both are in their prime, and both are gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 28October 14, 2022 12:27 AM

Oh my, at R23's Photo. He was a ethereal.

by Anonymousreply 29October 14, 2022 12:30 AM

I never understood the "great actress" thing about her. She's basically the same in every role, walked like a turtle and sounded like she had swallowed a harmonica. He may have cheated on her with men but he also fucked every woman who threw herself at him, which understandably happened frequently.

by Anonymousreply 30October 14, 2022 1:09 AM

Sadly, Joanne is now in the last stages of Alzheimer's and doesn't even remember Paul Newman. Her daughter said she has said "I used to be married to someone handsome", but has no idea who it was. She no longer even recognizes any of her family members.

Even sadder, she took part in a drug trial they hoped would help slow her deterioration, but it did not work and indeed made her situation even worse. I expect to wake up any day now and read that she has died.

by Anonymousreply 31October 14, 2022 1:18 AM

R31 It’s very sad. I’m surprised she’s still alive. She’s one of the few surviving stars left from Old Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 32October 14, 2022 1:38 AM

He was attractive but not up close. Up close he could look kind of special. Great eyes.

by Anonymousreply 33October 14, 2022 1:40 AM

Fuck Hut

by Anonymousreply 34October 14, 2022 1:45 AM

R16 he was thirsty.

by Anonymousreply 35October 14, 2022 1:45 AM

He had sex with Jackie at least three times so she must have had some sex appeal.

by Anonymousreply 36October 14, 2022 1:51 AM

He was so gorgeous. My mom saw him in a parking garage on a motorcycle and freaked out.

by Anonymousreply 37October 14, 2022 1:53 AM

[quote]Newman was so petite as an adolescent that he had to get permission to play on the high school football team, an experience that shook his confidence.

Just how tall was the adult Paul Newman?

by Anonymousreply 38October 14, 2022 1:59 AM

He looks a bit taller than Tom.

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by Anonymousreply 39October 14, 2022 2:08 AM

Snore fest.

by Anonymousreply 40October 14, 2022 2:17 AM

Did he and Tammy have anything going during or after "The Color of Money."

by Anonymousreply 41October 14, 2022 2:20 AM

Paul's Oscar hair looks positively blue rinsed.

by Anonymousreply 42October 14, 2022 2:22 AM

[quote] Snore fest.

And devoid of facts, R40.

by Anonymousreply 43October 14, 2022 2:26 AM

So,when is the damn book coming out? I’ve been reading about it for months. Enough hype just release it already.

by Anonymousreply 44October 14, 2022 2:26 AM

Oct. 18

by Anonymousreply 45October 14, 2022 2:28 AM

Too scrawny. Especially the legs.

Joanne was pretty. Stop hating.

by Anonymousreply 46October 14, 2022 2:31 AM

they were ideal

by Anonymousreply 47October 14, 2022 2:32 AM

R42 i think that's the lighting and the bounce off the purple background.

by Anonymousreply 48October 14, 2022 2:37 AM

Oh, pulllease. He had a whole family before Woodward swept in. So, yeah, something doesn't add up. Eartha Kitt once said she had a threesome with Paul Newman and James Dean.

[quote]Kitt once engaging in a threesome with Dean and another Hollywood heartthrob, Paul Newman. “That time back in my dance studio ranks as one of the most celestial experiences of my life,” she’s been quoted as saying. “Those two beauties transported me to heaven. I never knew that lovemaking could be so beautiful.”

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by Anonymousreply 49October 14, 2022 3:01 AM

Why would we believe Eartha but not believe Paul?

by Anonymousreply 50October 14, 2022 3:05 AM

He had sex with Jackie at least three times so she must have had some sex appeal.

Jackie who? Onassis?

by Anonymousreply 51October 14, 2022 3:12 AM

Paul, Joanne, and Eartha photographed together just a year before Paul and Eartha died.

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by Anonymousreply 52October 14, 2022 3:18 AM

Jackie Gleason?

by Anonymousreply 53October 14, 2022 3:19 AM

Didn't the crap about Eartha Kitt having a threeway with Newman come from Darwin Porter?

by Anonymousreply 54October 14, 2022 3:21 AM

[quote] Jackie who? Onassis?

Jackie Rogers, Jr., Rose.

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by Anonymousreply 55October 14, 2022 3:26 AM

R54 Yeah so it’s likely BS. However I did some research and it appears Eartha with Darwin in the past for a TV movie, so maybe she did know him. I also read an excerpt of Kitt Shapiro’s book (Eartha’s daughter) and she talked about how Eartha had many friends who died before her and who she wanted to see again and she listed James and Paul as some of those friends. That made me go hmm..

by Anonymousreply 56October 14, 2022 3:26 AM

worked with Darwin*

by Anonymousreply 57October 14, 2022 3:27 AM

If Darwin Porter told me the sun rose in the East yesterday, I wouldn't believe him.

by Anonymousreply 58October 14, 2022 3:28 AM

Just because she was friends with them doesn't mean she had a threeway with them. Darwin Porter is elaborate fanfic disguised as biography

by Anonymousreply 59October 14, 2022 3:29 AM

Pegging can have that effect on a man.

by Anonymousreply 60October 14, 2022 3:31 AM

She probably pegged him.

by Anonymousreply 61October 14, 2022 3:50 AM

DAMN, he was hot. Those lips alone...

by Anonymousreply 62October 14, 2022 3:54 AM

In my experience, people who are as beautiful as he is are usually bisexual because they feed off the energy of both men and women falling all over themselves to fuck them.

by Anonymousreply 63October 14, 2022 3:58 AM

Jackie, the sad wife he left for me.

by Anonymousreply 64October 14, 2022 4:00 AM

[quote]Didn't the crap about Eartha Kitt having a threeway with Newman come from Darwin Porter?

R54 I thought the big scoop in Darwin Porter's book was what Brando supposedly said about Newman:

[quote]Darwin Porter’s biography of Paul Newman was compiled over the course of several years. The writer spoke to some serious insiders that were around Newman quite a bit in those days – including Marlon Brando, who shocked the world with what he had to say about the late actor. According to Brando, Newman had “just as many affairs as the rest of us, and he was just as bisexual as I was.”

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by Anonymousreply 65October 14, 2022 4:15 AM

Have you spent much time around young actors and actresses? A group of gorgeous creatures who fuck other gorgeous creatures of either gender without much prompting.

by Anonymousreply 66October 14, 2022 4:34 AM

[quote]“'I call it the Fuck Hut,' she said proudly. It had been done with such affection and delight. Even if my kids came over, we'd go into the Fuck Hut several nights a week and just be intimate and noisy and ribald,” Newman wrote.


by Anonymousreply 67October 14, 2022 5:19 AM

If this biography has been sanctioned and compiled by his kids, they won’t be any gay content.

by Anonymousreply 68October 14, 2022 5:33 AM

Children can be loathe to admit the bisexuality of their parents. Like Cary Grant's daughter, who refused to acknowledge her father's bisexuality, even after Orry-Kelly's autobiography came out posthumously laying it all out in vivid detail.

by Anonymousreply 69October 14, 2022 5:40 AM

Rain Pryor (Richard's daughter) had the same reaction R69 when Quincy Jones claimed that Richard and Marlon Brando had an epic fuck session. She wasn't happy that Quincy implied her father wasn't totally straight.

by Anonymousreply 70October 14, 2022 5:52 AM

I thought Richard Pryor was discreetly out

by Anonymousreply 71October 14, 2022 5:56 AM

One thing I learned from the documentary that I did not really know before was that he was actually from rather a wealthy background.

If this is the kind of stuff written in the book I don’t understand why it’s been specified that it could only be published now. I was hoping for something a bit juicier or controversial.

by Anonymousreply 72October 14, 2022 6:01 AM

[quote] Just how tall was the adult Paul Newman?

5'9" when young, more like 5'8" when he got old. I'm 5'10" and stood next to him toward the end, he was considerably shorter than me. But he photographed 5'11" or so because he was so trim.

by Anonymousreply 73October 16, 2022 7:10 PM

[quote] I was hoping for something a bit juicier.

And there are sixty other posters here salivating for something juicy. Their brains have been feverishly working with fantastic imaginings over this man's penis.

by Anonymousreply 74October 16, 2022 8:02 PM

Some of this stuff is in the recent HBO documentary about the Newmans.

by Anonymousreply 75October 16, 2022 8:49 PM

We’re in the fuck hut, R74.

by Anonymousreply 76October 17, 2022 2:07 AM

He was 5’8”a good “hand” shorter than me. I saw him a few times many years ago when he and Joanne had an apt midtown East Side. My guess by his admission that Joanne made him a sexual creature as she was into “experimentation” according to the tapes is as close to admission of bisexuality as you’re going to get. Both his 50’s rivals were (Dean and Brando) and I heard the rumors in NYC in the 70s- but nothing first hand (no pun) as I’ve heard or seen of others. Then there!s that outtake with Dean that sure is smoke…

by Anonymousreply 77October 17, 2022 2:29 AM

Today's review in the NYT...

[quote]The book is assembled from five years’ worth of interviews that the actor gave, between 1986 and 1991, to Stewart Stern, the screenwriter (“Rebel Without a Cause”) and a close friend. Stern himself died in 2015, at a time when the interviews were presumed lost; those transcripts were only recently recovered, along with transcripts of conversations that Stern conducted with Newman’s family members (including Woodward) and collaborators like Elia Kazan, George Roy Hill and Martin Ritt.

[quote]Melissa Newman said her father’s will granted them permission to publish a biography of him, and the sisters felt the book provided a crucial opportunity to set the record straight about him and Woodward, who is 92 years old and has kept a private life since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “We just felt as though his legacy wasn’t being taken care of,” Melissa Newman said. “More people know James Dean or Elizabeth Taylor. Nobody knows who my dad is.”

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by Anonymousreply 78October 17, 2022 4:44 AM

A “fuck hut” seems like something Kurt & Goldie would have (or would claim to have), not Paul & Joanne.

And yes I’ve also seen him person very tiny, very slight of build.

by Anonymousreply 79October 17, 2022 4:53 AM

Right near the end of that clip w/Dean at R27, Newman reveals a gallon of underarm flop sweat.

by Anonymousreply 80October 17, 2022 6:32 AM

Nothing in the book about him dabbling in the homosex?

by Anonymousreply 81October 17, 2022 6:43 AM

Joanne and Paul left their small children to go on a cruise with Gore Vidal around the Mediterranean. Now why in the world would they do that? Except to fuck the brains out of Gore simultaneously.

And with James Dean sal mineo and Marlon is his life I have no doubt that Paul was well versed in the ways of male love.

by Anonymousreply 82October 17, 2022 6:59 AM

Regarding what Newman's daughter said in R78 , personally, I'd rather know more about James Dean or Elizabeth Taylor.

Newman had that same smarmy quality as Tammy Cruise. But that's just my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 83October 17, 2022 7:14 AM

I stood next to him at the bar during a Broadway show intermission, in the early 80's (can't remember which show). He was mesmerizing.

by Anonymousreply 84October 17, 2022 7:24 AM

Newman had that thrusting jaw like a young Lancaster but some reason he seemed to avoid period films where he could have made a spellbinding hero in some sword-and-sandal epic.

by Anonymousreply 85October 17, 2022 7:25 AM

Newman was so embarrassed by his starring role in The Silver Chalice that he actually took out an ad in Variety essentially apologizing for it, so that's probably why he avoided sword and sandal epics ever after.

by Anonymousreply 86October 17, 2022 7:40 AM

[quote]Newman had that thrusting jaw like a young Lancaster but some reason he seemed to avoid period films where he could have made a spellbinding hero in some sword-and-sandal epic.

No doubt he avoided sword-and-sandal epics because of his movie debut, a 1954 biblical epic called "The Silver Chalice," which embarrassed him greatly later in his career and which he called "the worst movie of the 1950s."

by Anonymousreply 87October 17, 2022 7:43 AM

Virginia Mayo and the set designer are responsible for spoiling 'The Silver Chalice"

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by Anonymousreply 88October 17, 2022 7:48 AM

Well what about his magnificent film Alexander the Great filled with plenty of graphic scenes of homo love?

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by Anonymousreply 89October 17, 2022 9:43 AM

The Loves, the Glories, The Legend of the Titan Who Knew He Was a God in the Steam Room!

by Anonymousreply 90October 17, 2022 9:46 AM

Anthony Perkins was 6' 2". Paul Newman was supposedly 5'10". In this behind the scenes photo from the film WUSA that seems right.

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by Anonymousreply 91October 17, 2022 12:46 PM



by Anonymousreply 92October 17, 2022 12:50 PM

This blog says that Anthony Perkins and Newman had a sexual relationship. I knew they were good friends.

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by Anonymousreply 93October 17, 2022 12:52 PM

R49- She had a THREESOME with two HOMOS?

by Anonymousreply 94October 17, 2022 1:04 PM


by Anonymousreply 95October 17, 2022 1:17 PM

Well bully for them.

by Anonymousreply 96October 17, 2022 1:25 PM

Virginia Mayo sucked out the energy of everything that she was in. Sour pickle actress with surprisingly little sex appeal and even less acting ability.

I read where she’d get drunk and verbally abuse her daughter for ruining her figure via childbirth.

by Anonymousreply 97October 17, 2022 2:27 PM

^You must have enjoyed it in White Heat when James Cagney pushed her over.

by Anonymousreply 98October 17, 2022 2:32 PM

OP’s picture is very “Jewish guy hangs out with MIs Meemaw”

by Anonymousreply 99October 17, 2022 3:26 PM

R93- I will bet you $10,000 that Perkins was the BOTTOM and Newman was the TOP.

by Anonymousreply 100October 17, 2022 3:40 PM

[quote]Virginia Mayo sucked out the energy of everything that she was in. Sour pickle actress with surprisingly little sex appeal and even less acting ability.

He punishment was having to make five movies opposite the insufferable Danny Kaye.

by Anonymousreply 101October 17, 2022 5:53 PM

^^ Her punishment ^^

by Anonymousreply 102October 17, 2022 5:54 PM

[quote] Virginia Mayo

1. played the low-class strumpet in that 1946 Wyler movie.

2. stole the role meant for the lovely Margaret Leighton opposite Gregory Peck in his first British movie.

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by Anonymousreply 103October 17, 2022 9:19 PM

I like Virginia Mayo. She's very good in The Best Years of Our Lives. And I do find her very pretty. Was she fucking Goldwyn? Danny Kaye as wonderful as he was in his time has not aged well I think.

by Anonymousreply 104October 17, 2022 9:37 PM


According to an interview with a pseudonymous lover in the Winecoff biography, Perkins was an enthusiastic bottom. Was that always the case? Who knows?

by Anonymousreply 105October 17, 2022 11:59 PM

Did they LIVE with Gore Vidal and his partner in Malibu. They were extremely close from what I remember reading in Gore Visals memoir.

by Anonymousreply 106October 18, 2022 1:01 AM

[quote] Gore Vidal …

That well-known liar.

by Anonymousreply 107October 18, 2022 1:06 AM

[qupte]1. played the low-class strumpet in that 1946 Wyler movie.

"That 1946 Wyler movie" is known as "The Best Years of Our Lives" to the non-ignorant.

by Anonymousreply 108October 18, 2022 1:15 AM

Gregory Peck saw the brilliant young Margaret Leighton in 'The Winslow Boy' and Hitchcock's 'Under Capricorn' and could tell she had the intelligence and the height to play opposite him in his first British movie.

Unfortunately the morons back in LA complained her breasts were too small and that Gregory Peck could only star with a big-bosomed female.

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by Anonymousreply 109October 18, 2022 2:01 AM

😍 Mr. Newman was a real [italic] #DreamBoat.

by Anonymousreply 110October 18, 2022 2:24 AM

R27 Oh wow I never saw this. You know Jimmy got a piece of that ass after. Paul was all giggly like a school girl.

by Anonymousreply 111October 18, 2022 2:39 AM

Newman may indeed have been bisexual, but then why wasn't he mentioned in Scotty Bowers book? He outed half of Hollywood...

by Anonymousreply 112October 18, 2022 4:26 AM

R112 Yeah, although Bowers was careful not to out those still living. Newman had died by then, but I wonder if Bowers was being respectful of Woodward.

by Anonymousreply 113October 18, 2022 4:45 AM

That's possible R113.

by Anonymousreply 114October 18, 2022 7:23 AM

Just cause he was into homo sex doesn’t mean Bowers slept with him or arranged any funny business.

by Anonymousreply 115October 18, 2022 8:19 AM

[quote] Bowers was careful not to out those still living

Yes, because he was a cowardly schlemiel. I can imagine Paul Newman asserting his masculinity and visiting the cowardly muck-raker and giving him 'knuckle-sandwich' for spreading dirty lies about him.

by Anonymousreply 116October 18, 2022 8:22 AM

r92 - Thank you. I almost always post here at midnight or later, so my grammar eye is not always up to speed. Loathe - a verb. Loath - an adjective You have a good eye and would make a good editor.

by Anonymousreply 117October 19, 2022 5:00 AM

His childhood was so fucked up. I thought the most interesting part of the book was the first few chapters covering his miserable parents' miserable marriage. The father was an ice cold, sarcastic, secret drinker; the mother was deeply neurotic and physically abusive. Both were obsessed with maintaining a facade of suburban propriety, while acting like maniacs behind closed doors. Paul and his brother would repeatedly bang their heads against the wall of their lovely Shaker Heights house, hard enough to leave dents in the plaster. Paul rarely had friends over, because his parents' behavior was at best eccentric and at worst psychotic. The father died at 56, before Paul became famous, and left his sons nothing in his will. Paul stopped talking to his mother for 15 years after she accused Joanne Woodward of having an affair with Gore Vidal, but he continued to ensure she had more than enough money to live on through the rest of her life. The mother never attempted to have any relationship with her grandchildren. Like his father, Paul was an alcoholic, but his drinking was anything but secret. In 1970 Woodward was on the verge of leaving him, and he stopped drinking hard liquor; he continued to drink beer and wine, but, generally, kept things in check enough to save the marriage.

by Anonymousreply 118December 28, 2022 7:07 AM

How does one write a Posthumous Memoir?

by Anonymousreply 119December 29, 2022 7:50 AM

His magnetism could only work on film. Where it did so, wonderfully. Small, slight man.

by Anonymousreply 120December 29, 2022 8:02 AM

It's really an oral biography based on old interviews with him and his associates, not a memoir.

He got great reviews for his stage performances. He was a sensation in a small role in "Picnic" on Broadway -- that's what launched his career.

by Anonymousreply 121December 29, 2022 8:10 AM

I wonder if the playwright William Inge got a taste of that?

by Anonymousreply 122December 29, 2022 3:31 PM

[quote] How does one write a Posthumous Memoir?

You write it for publication after your death I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 123December 29, 2022 5:13 PM

I think R119 was being sarcastic.

by Anonymousreply 124December 30, 2022 2:00 AM

I don’t remember Scotty Bowers writing about actors of Newman’s generation. Mostly about the 1940s, wasn’t it?

by Anonymousreply 125September 17, 2023 5:04 PM

R82 IIRC, that wasn’t the only cruise. The Italian Line happily comped the Newmans and the Vidals to cruises and crossings for the PR value of them onboard in cabins/suites what otherwise would go unsold. The Italians had built some beautiful liners after the war but by the ‘60s jets had taken over the transatlantic passenger trade and cruises were not nearly as popular as they are today. The Italian Line thought having movie stars onboard would attract passengers.

Don’t forget, Vidal was not unknown then. He ran for Congress in 1960, was well-known for his novels, and even appeared occasionally as a panelist on “What’s My Line?” Both couples did it because it was a free vacation that included lots and lots of free caviar. The caviar, according to Vidal anyway, was what got them on the ships. Not the sex.

by Anonymousreply 126September 17, 2023 5:30 PM

R82 How was James Dean in Paul Newman’s life? Were they friends? I’ve read a lot about Dean and have never read that he hung out with Newman. Just that they both auditioned for East Of Eden and probably were acquaintances from acting classes - if that.

by Anonymousreply 127September 17, 2023 6:14 PM

Thanks, Joanne!

by Anonymousreply 128September 17, 2023 6:39 PM

Didn’t Eartha Kitt claim to have been in a threesome with Paul and James?

by Anonymousreply 129September 17, 2023 8:05 PM

Why is a fuck hut different from a master bedroom with the door locked?

by Anonymousreply 130September 17, 2023 8:17 PM

[ R130 ] Because the Fuk Hut is the place Paul and Joanne participated in "ribald" behavior.

by Anonymousreply 131September 17, 2023 8:28 PM

Paul was such a cute, sexy man with an awesome body. He made a lot of great films. I don’t get the hate for Joanne. A lot of beautiful men seem to like women who are plain and dull. Also I noticed gorgeous women don’t seem to like gorgeous men at all.

by Anonymousreply 132September 18, 2023 9:37 PM

[quote]Anthony Perkins was 6' 2". Paul Newman was supposedly 5'10". In this behind the scenes photo from the film WUSA that seems right.


by Anonymousreply 133September 19, 2023 12:09 AM

In that photo Perkins is standing with his legs far apart which (jokes aside) make him appear to be shorter than he was.

by Anonymousreply 134September 19, 2023 12:17 AM

Dead bisexuals are a bore.

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by Anonymousreply 135September 19, 2023 12:40 AM

Paul had a gorgeous face, but he was too scrawny for my liking. And I think that Joanne was pretty. She was not into the glamour aspect of the movie business.

by Anonymousreply 136September 19, 2023 12:45 AM

R132 - Mother's wisdom is that you have sex with the handsome flashy boy but you marry the geeky plain boy. The geeky boy will stay with you to listen to your problems. The flashy boy will go out to find another girl.

by Anonymousreply 137September 19, 2023 2:07 AM

Joanne is seemingly going to live forever, despite her illness.

by Anonymousreply 138September 19, 2023 3:01 AM
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