I have a feeling Roddy was smart enough to know better to get tangled up with a train wreck such as Clift.
Roddy was hot.
Monty was one of the most neurosis-ridden humans in history: Y N
I believe it. Roddy moved to New York to be with Clift. Clift introduced him to his acting coach, Mira Rostova, and from there he embarked on a moderately successful stage career. Prior to that, the MGM-trained McDowall had no real acting technique -- just act cute and say your lines. Roddy got his sister, Virginia, a job as Clift's secretary, which she probably came to regret, considering what a basketcase Clift was.
Roddy was well-named as he had a huge cock and I hope Monty enjoyed every inch.
Roddy had the biggest cock in Hollywood.
...as well as a Tony Award.
Roddy was a top right? and Monty was a bottom?
If Liz did play matchmaker, it was purely for revenge because Monty turned her down.
She probably figured they deserved each other, considering how nasty both of them were universally known to be.
R13, Monty and Roddy were very close friends of hers and she never had an issue with them. When Liz found out Monty died, Liz went to her room, and told everyone to leave her alone. She sank into a deep depression and the staff and her famliy heard her cry with deep pain. She stayed in her room for days with her bedroom door locked. Not only was Liz a very close friend of Monty's ,but rumor has it that she was truly in love with him. Also, she had a lot of gay friends who she was very close to and who she loved dearly.
R14 after her bout, she ate everything in the frig
It was sad to read she was so lonely the last decade of her life. She loved company, but said everyone thought Elizabeth Taylor must surely have a rich social life- so they never invited her to anything.
R13 Actually, Roddy McDowall was known to be a warm and generous person, loyal to his friends. Where did you get your info about how "nasty" you suppose him to have been? Or are you just being a no-nothing no-necked cunt?
Undoubtedly the latter,r17. And Clift was a mess, but he wasn't a nasty cub, either.
She had Colin Farrell R16. They read poetry to each other
I never understood the appeal of Montgomery Clift. Kind of ugly. Roddy McDowell was cute though.
[quote]I never understood the appeal of Montgomery Clift. Kind of ugly. Roddy McDowell was cute though.
Way back when I was just a 20 year old gayling, new to Los Angeles and fresh off the turnip truck, I was cruised by Roddy McDowall at the Sunset Blvd. restaurant The Source.
He was having dinner with Mohammed Ali. Being new to L.A., I wasn't yet used to being around famous people so he made me a bit nervous.
Maybe I was naive and didn't really understand why a movie star kept looking at me and smiling.
Didn't McDowell costar in Monty's last pic The Defector as a favor to him. To show Hollywood Monty was insurable?
The impression I get about McDowall, from books and online "gossip", was that he was fiercly loyal to his friends and kept their secrets like a guard dog. As far as I know, he never wrote a tell all book but could have. Like Liz, he had connected with everyone in the business.
He was a very talented photographer. He made some great photos of Clift.
I read in the bio of Clift by Laguardia (I think) that McDowall called Clift's antics in NYC carousing. That gave me the impression Mcdowell didn't associate too closely with Clift's private, depraved life but knew about it and knew it was dangerous.
I'd guess they had an affair maybe throughout the years but nothing permanent. Nothing Mcdowell would get mixed up in. Clift seemed to live a debauched life.
R20, sorry honey but your blind as a bat.
Roddy was such a cute child actor. I can't believe how normal he was able to turn out.
My blind is a lovely Japanese ornamental fan R24
Monty took Roddy's banana up his asshole, got diseases, and died. Cum on! The Hershey Hwy was meant as an EXIT valve not a turn-on ramp.
ro.s really really handsome. They lived together in Malibu. Forgot the guy's first name. Rosentha; was the last name, but he had a perfect build and really cute face. Could really see why Roddy would go for him. In Roddy's home movies, Rosenthal was always smiling and looking very happy.
Roddy McDowall's personal papers and letters are sealed until 2100. By that time do not many or anyone alive will even know who the man was much less anyone mentioned in the documents. Still if one was a secretary in that lawyer's office you *know* what one would be doing during lunch or working late alone. *LOL*
Merv Griffen and Roddy were roommates? Who knew?
Monty's former home in Manhattan on East 61st Street sold several years back from the family who purchased it from his estate.
No mention of Roddy McDowall but an actor named Ben Bagley (never heard of him) is mentioned as Monty's then lover.
Don't know if it was during Monty's time but just down Second Avenue from 57th Street to about 53rd Street was once a very popular "gay" area. You had bars, street hustlers, the lot. Townhouse is on 58th between Third and Second.
Too bad Langella won't be honest about his own male lovers
Mr. Clift was a neurotic, drunken drug addicted and horsey voiced actor. His fans mistake tics and nervous lip licking for acting. If he was alive today, he'd be the third lead on a USA drama.
Monty Cliff was not very well endowed. Roddy McDowall was beloved by Hollywood because he kept secrets, was a true confidante. Monty Cliff had that terrible accident and much face reconstruction. What about Steve McQueen and Paul Newman? Steve's quote "When I got Paul in bed, I showed him who was the man." Is it true?
Langella is a ridiculous closet case.
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52 years Roddy n who cares about your private life, I don't care what people do behind closed doors. It's only my doors I care about. Luved mr roddy mcdowell movies
Yeah if Clift was going to expose himself and ruin his career, it would be for someone a lot hotter than Roddy McDowall.
I read Langella's book. As a result I no longer believe anything he has to say.
[quote]Elizabeth Taylor stayed in her pantry for days with the door locked.
There, fixed it for you.
Langella wrote only about people who were dead, and could not respond. The one exception was Bunny Mellon, who was over a hundred when the book was publish. Langella was particular cruel about Eliz. Taylor.