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Phyllis McGuire - She was once a big singing star, and Mobster Sam Giancana's nistress. Anyone know how much he really left her

She lives in Vegas, with a security staff, and bullitt proof windows, as if she thinks someon e is going to try to assassinate her.

by Anonymousreply 11807/27/2015

If anyone knows all the secrets from back in that time, it's her. But, she has kept her mouth shut. Maybe somewhere she has a tell-all book ready to go once she and her sisters are gone.

by Anonymousreply 104/16/2012

Loved the McGuire Sisters and Phyllis was always my fave, long before I knew anything about Giancana.

by Anonymousreply 404/16/2012

Wrong, R3. If she wrote a tell-all including her version of what happened to Marilyn and the Kennedys, it would be an instant bestseller and probably a lot of powerful people, even if they weren't involved, would shit their pants.

by Anonymousreply 504/16/2012

[quote]OP, the Sicilian Italian word for "mob whore" is "nistressa," not "nistress."

Heeey! I thinka you meana gumar!

by Anonymousreply 1104/16/2012

Yes - with the mob blood money.

by Anonymousreply 1404/16/2012

The house is in a part of Las Vegas known as Rancho Circle. I was in it once on business. It is over the top. The Eiffel Tower is the tip of the iceberg. It reflects its owner. This is one woman who has lived a life.

by Anonymousreply 1504/16/2012

Love, love, love The McGuire Sisters, with Christine, Dorothy and of corse Phyllis at the forefront. They're all still alive and one of them should write a book (Hear that, Phyllis?) The McGuire Sisters are my earliest memory that I have of television singing "Sugartime" in the late '50s and '60s.

In 1968, they retired from public appearances, giving their last performance that year on the Ed Sullivan Show. Phyllis McGuire continued to perform solo for a time. In 1986, the sisters reunited, performing at Toronto's Royal York Hotel, for the first time since their retirement. Since then, the sisters have made occasional public appearances together, including In 2004, when they reunited to perform in a PBS special Magic Moments: Best of '50s Pop.

In 1994, they were inducted into the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 2001, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They have also been inducted into the Coca-Cola Hall of Fame and the Headliners' Hall of Fame. Then, in 2009, they were inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

by Anonymousreply 1704/16/2012

Giant pink Easter Peep wearing a sweater made of the Easter Bunny's ass-hair.

by Anonymousreply 1804/16/2012

" bullitt proof windows,...."

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 1904/16/2012

Dominick Dunne interviewed Phyllis for a piece in Vanity Fair in the 80s. I remember she talked about her love for Sam, but she strongly denied he ever gave her money or bailed her out (Dunne brought up some rumor about gambling debts at Caesar's in the 60s that Sam forced the "boys" to eat) of markers. She stated most of her earnings were invested in Vegas real estate land lots and she made a fortune off that later.

She also talked about her jewels (which she showed to Dominick and explained how her house had to have extensive security measures to keep her insurance premiums reasonable) and showed him some huge diamond ring that she said had been "switched" on her when she sent it back to Harry Winston for resetting. She sued the firm and accepted a settlement, which she told Dominick she could not discuss, but was very happy with.

by Anonymousreply 2004/16/2012

Maybe the jewels were indirect tributes to Giancana from Las Vegas (and elsewhere) "business" people who needed his backup for their deals.

Given the timeline of her career, it makes sense that she invested shrewdly -- Giancana's contacts would have let her know when urban planners were scheduled to building on what were vast stretches of empty land in Vegas and Reno. And probably the Caribbean too.

by Anonymousreply 2104/16/2012

Yeah, yeah R17 You want sisters with real talent. Two words: Del Rubio Triplets. Or is that three words?

by Anonymousreply 2304/16/2012

#2 I too saw that interview with Phyllis and was aghast as to why she'd need uber security. Does her ego require it?

by Anonymousreply 2504/16/2012

R23. Haha...I saw The Del Rubio Triplets (Edith, Elena and Mildred Boyd) once performing at the LA Pride Festival about 15 years ago. Oh Jesus, The McGuire Sisters they ain't! Guess I didn't see them the Del Rubios in their their prime when the talent was overflowing.

Their stage name comes from the color they dyed their hair; the word "rubio" means "blond" in Spanish.

by Anonymousreply 2604/16/2012

Giant pink Easter Peep wearing a sweater made of the Easter Bunny's ass-hair.

R18,huh?! That is an angora sweater idiot! They are very expensive sweaters. They are incredibly soft. No I'm not a troll! No I'm not a frau! No this isn't Phyllis!

About the rabbit that R18 mentions, they are hilarious looking and really adorable. Check out the link.

by Anonymousreply 2804/16/2012

Does anyone remember a TV movie about The McGuire Sisters called SUGAR TIME? Maybe for HBO?

Mary Louise Parker played Phyllis rather well though the real sisters' recordings were, of course, dubbed in for the musical numbers. There were lots of big teased hairdos and crinolines!

I can't remember who played Giancana. Or Arthur Godfrey.

by Anonymousreply 2904/16/2012

28, I was merely quoting the commentary on DList.

Personally, I would NEVER confuse angora with Easter Bunny ass-hair. Angora makes MUCH nicer sweaters.

by Anonymousreply 3004/16/2012

The Dominick Dunne piece is a must-read; he adored Phyllis.

by Anonymousreply 3104/16/2012

oh, I see R30. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

R29, I have tired to rent that movie from my local library and they have everything accept that movie!ugh! I don't do Netflex or the others because they are too expensive and I can't afford it.

by Anonymousreply 3204/16/2012

You can get it cheap at Amazon, r32. They have some (new) @ $3.93, $3.94, and $3.95 with shipping at $2.98. After you've watched it a few times, donate it to the library.

by Anonymousreply 3304/16/2012

R32 did you mean except?

by Anonymousreply 3404/16/2012

r5 she would be killed herself before its release.

by Anonymousreply 3504/16/2012

Since she has no children , wonder where her money goes, when she does ?Would be so ironic if she left the bulk of it to charity, meaning the mob money would go to a good cause. Who gets the Effiel Tower ?

by Anonymousreply 3604/17/2012

R8 made me howl!

by Anonymousreply 3704/17/2012

[quote]I once saw her mansion back in the 80's when I was little kid on TV.

What show were you on?

[quote]She had a copy of Effie Tower in the middle of her living room because she loves Paris, which is enormous.

Effie is enormous, also.

by Anonymousreply 3804/17/2012

The great John Turturro played Sam Giancana. Both of them were excellent.

by Anonymousreply 3904/17/2012

[quote]Can stuff like this happen at such a high end jeweler?

Could you tell the difference, as a customer, without consulting another jeweler or expert?

There's your answer.

Another reason why buying jewels is dumb for the 99% of us who couldn't tell real from fake.

by Anonymousreply 4004/17/2012

Apparently, R40, when she got it back and wore it one night, she thought it didn't sparkle like it did before. She brought it to her appraiser, who said the diamond was three grades lower than the original stone she had insured. That's when she filed a lawsuit.

by Anonymousreply 4104/17/2012

"Can stuff like this happen at such a high end jeweler?"

It obviously does happen, because Harry Winston settled the lawsuit to Phyllis's satisfaction. I'm sure this is the dirty secret of the fine jewelry business.

by Anonymousreply 4204/17/2012

It's not like the three of them were really superstars and besides, they had to split their earnings three ways. So it's a joke to think she became that wealthy in her own right. She was subsidized by her gangster boyfriend and received the bulk of her gem collection from him as well. But of course she's not going to admit she accepted blood money.

by Anonymousreply 4304/17/2012

Phyllis and sisters were on the PBS "1950s Moments to Remember" Beg-A-Thon about six years ago which continues to air. The wigs were so full with curls you couldn't see their faces.

by Anonymousreply 4404/17/2012

I thought sure R23's link was going to be this....

by Anonymousreply 4504/17/2012

I read a terrible story about Giancana, Sinatra & Marilyn Monroe at Cal Neva lodge. Marilyn was raped repeatedly and drugged. At one point she tried to get away,she looked drugged and disoriented, and was hustled back to her room.

I saw a photograph of her, and she had sunglasses on, and was wearing a robe or a white shirt or something, and her hair was sicking out every which way. You could tell she was drugged. I've hated Sinatra for that ever since.

by Anonymousreply 4604/17/2012

Who put this fucking Eiffel Tower in the middle of my living room ?

by Anonymousreply 4704/17/2012

Umm, R43......the McGuire Sisters were huge superstars in the 50s. And they were a top draw in Vegas for thirty years and made millions.

I am not surprised Phyllis made a fortune in real estate in Vegas considering the time of her career and involvement with the Mob.

by Anonymousreply 4804/17/2012

"She has no children."

std-scarred ladyparts

by Anonymousreply 4904/17/2012

R48, there is at least one generation (probably more) that believes if it didn't happen in their lifetime, it didn't happen. There's no such thing as history, only TMZ.

by Anonymousreply 5004/17/2012

Children, difficult as it may be to believe, but in their day, Arthur Godfrey, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Danny Thomas, Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen and Gary Moore were some of the biggest and most powerful men in American TV.

by Anonymousreply 5104/18/2012

R46, I couldn't agree with you more! You nailed it! Frank Sinatra expressed how much he cared for Marylin, sure he did! complete gangster thug asshole!

by Anonymousreply 5204/18/2012

R46 here. As I recall it, I think Giancana wanted to have sex with Marilyn, party with her, so Frank arranged it. Marilyn was depressed about her latest failure, maybe she'd had a miscarrriage or a relationship that went bad, whatever.

She trusted Sinatra, and agreed to come to Cal Neva to relax and meet his friends and "have a good time." She did not expect to raped and used like a cum bucket.Frank betrayed her. She had always associated him with being friendly with Joe Dimaggio, who'd never have permitted that.

She was despondent and attempted suicide as a result. She may have even attempted suicide at Cal Neva. I think that's what happened. But when you factor in Giancana's relationship with Judith Campbell, and with the fact that he was a married man, and then the way he plundered the Vegas show girls and so forth, I think of him as a disgusting pig, and Sinatra with him. So Phyliss Maguire is not someone I'd think of fondly. Giancana was a monster.

by Anonymousreply 5304/18/2012

Take a good look at this YouTube clip of the McGuire Sisters singing a hymn with their parents (their mother was a minister, prob. evangelical/pentacostal, in Florida.) Is the sister on the far left Phyllis? That would explain why the mother won't look at her.

by Anonymousreply 5404/18/2012

"She has no children."

std-scarred ladyparts

Um, no. Multiple bad illegal abortions, just like Marilyn and most of then.

by Anonymousreply 5504/18/2012

I lve these broads who present themselves as pure grace, lovely older women, in St. John knits & Chanel suits, and then they have an episode like she had in the mid 90's, when cops pulled over her driver, at a mini-mall, and Phyllis was drunk, in the car, and caused a big scene. She swore at the cops, refused to get out, and had to be hauled off to the station, kicking and cursing, like a hooker. The 'class' just slips off , to reveal the common trash she is.

by Anonymousreply 5604/18/2012

I never could understood why she'd waste her beauty on a banana slug like Sam Giancana. But I figure she got Sinatra and JFK along with the deal.

I'm sure she had a mouth on her.

by Anonymousreply 5704/18/2012

Waste her beauty ? Thats called an investment in her future. She sucked & fucked, in exchange for $$$, jewels, property - knowing that when her beauty was gone, her future would be set. I have a friend who dates and old geezer. Lets him do repulsive things. When I ask him how he can do it, he says " It's my retirement !".

by Anonymousreply 5804/18/2012

Oh dear

by Anonymousreply 5904/19/2012

The Kane triplets were pretty good with the McGuire sisters!

by Anonymousreply 6104/19/2012

Care to share, R60?

by Anonymousreply 6204/19/2012

She still sounded great w/Barry Manilow in on the 'sample' button for a short listen.

Amazing for someone in her late 70's.....

by Anonymousreply 6304/19/2012

I'm surprised no one has asked Angie Dickinson to write a book about her affairs with various high profile men such as JFK and Sinatra.I think I read somewhere she was involved with JFK when he was killed. She was shooting the film The Killers with Lee Marvin and had a breakdown on the set when everyone heard JFK was just murdered. I'm sure Angie has MANY interesting stories to tell about the same shady men McGuire ran with, but maybe that's why she and Phyllis McGuire are still alive (that they learned after Marilyns death & refuse to talk about these people).

by Anonymousreply 6404/19/2012

R64, apparently Angie is a major nympho who has had a major sex life to the point that she had many affairs with women as well.

by Anonymousreply 6504/19/2012

Angie has said many times, she'll never talk, never write a book, about her life, and loves. She was the only guest, when she heard she was going to be surprised, on "This Is Your Life", who got in her car, and sped away. They had to cancel the taping. In one sense, I respect her, in this age of everyone telling their sex history, to the world. But she's got some great stories, about dating Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, etc., as well as being married to Burt Bacharach, in his prime, and of course JFK. As for women, never heard that before, but lots of those dames have taken dips in the lady-pond.

by Anonymousreply 6604/19/2012

Oh my goodness! R66, I totally agree! The dirt that woman knows must be amazing! What the hell are these people keeping silent about all of this stuff and keeping it locked away? So many years have past people! Everyone is long gone and dead!

by Anonymousreply 6704/19/2012

At Tony Curtis' funeral, PM walked closer to Tony's casket than his children, Jamie Lee and Kelly, did.

by Anonymousreply 6804/19/2012

Angie D, "She was shooting the film The Killers with Lee Marvin"

AND Ronald Reagan! It was his last film.

by Anonymousreply 6904/19/2012

Once upon a time, I spent about an hour with a group that included Angie Dickinson. She seemed dumber than a box of hair.

by Anonymousreply 7004/19/2012

Angie may seem like a dumb blonde on the surface, but don't you believe it for a second. If you ever listened to her commentaries/interviews on various DVDS, it's clear she's a sharp cookie who downplays how smart she is. She really is one of Hollywood's ultimate survivors-someone that stretched her career from the 50's to the late 80s, didn't fall into the alcohol/pills trap that many starlets did and is STILL ALIVE. Also-she got to bang a bunch of hot/rich or important men-and became a very wealthy woman herself. She absolutely knows where a lot of bodies are buried and why. I understand why she won't talk, but oh, it would be so fascinating if she did.

by Anonymousreply 7104/19/2012

Picture of Phyllis at the Tony Curtis funeral.

Question. Why are all the mourners wearing what look to be white cotton gloves?

by Anonymousreply 7204/19/2012

And Angie suffered with a mentally disabled child who killer herself at age 41. Niki was not only autistic, she has severe emotional problems; Angie's description of her read like the girl was bi-polar too.

by Anonymousreply 7304/19/2012

Also Angie was primary caregiver for her sister, who died of Alzheimer's (it was the first time I'd ever heard of the disease.)

by Anonymousreply 7404/19/2012

Gosh, somehow I don't even remember Tony Curtis dying. I thought the above poster was making a joke.

by Anonymousreply 7504/19/2012

No, I remember when he died, and that there was something odd about his childrens' behavior at the funeral (even Jamie Lee.) Sort of distant or something? Maybe showing up at the last minute?

by Anonymousreply 7604/19/2012

Nice girls don't sleep with mobsters, whores do.

by Anonymousreply 7704/19/2012

RE 77 Fuck off . I've got a minature Eiffel Tower in MY living room

by Anonymousreply 7804/19/2012

R77, I guess we could substitute "Secret Service Agents" for "mobsters."

by Anonymousreply 7904/20/2012

R 79 Good one

by Anonymousreply 8004/20/2012

[quote]Question. Why are all the mourners wearing what look to be white cotton gloves?

Because they were pallbearers? Handprints on the box look horrible.

by Anonymousreply 8104/20/2012

Ron Jeremy was at Tony's funeral, there has to be a story there.

by Anonymousreply 8204/20/2012

Not really, R80.

by Anonymousreply 8304/20/2012

Having no children , who will Phyllis leave the substantial estate to ? Or in cases like this, does the mob swoop in , and take back their I'll gotten gain ?

by Anonymousreply 8404/21/2012

R47 Better than a horse head

by Anonymousreply 8504/21/2012


by Anonymousreply 8604/21/2012

R63. Thanks!, Great hearing Phyllis McGuire sing with Barry Manilow. Nice that he had her on his CD. She sounds terrific!

by Anonymousreply 8704/22/2012

I think women like Phyllis, Angie are alive because they are known to keep quiet. I think if they had blabbed at all, they would be dead shortly after.

Angie has always been a private person anyway.

by Anonymousreply 8804/22/2012

Phyllis, Angie and other women of a certain age are also of a different generation when there was a certain amount of decorum and discretion. You didn't blab your business just for your 15 minutes of fame. And these women have lasted a whole lot longer than 15 minutes as a result.

by Anonymousreply 8904/22/2012

Tell me about it!!!

by Anonymousreply 9004/22/2012

May Phyllis RIP. Now, more stories about her and Angie please

by Anonymousreply 9109/11/2012

It was Dorothy that died recently, not Phyllis.

by Anonymousreply 9209/30/2012

R21 said: "Given the timeline of her career, it makes sense that she invested shrewdly -- Giancana's contacts would have let her know when urban planners were scheduled to building on what were vast stretches of empty land in Vegas and Reno. ..."

Well yeah, sure. As long as she didn't mind a couple of stiffs mixed into the foundations.

by Anonymousreply 9309/30/2012

Dorothy McGuire died in September 2012 of Parkinsons disease, in Phoenix. We were at an estate sale in November where much of her clothes were sold. She was the middle of the three at 84 years of age. Her sisters are presently 86 and 81.

by Anonymousreply 9412/09/2012

I've been in "the mansion".It's more like a suburban tract house and is actually pretty tacky.So is the Eiffel Tower...

by Anonymousreply 9501/30/2013

Angie Dickinson is one of the great dames of hollywood! She was asked to write her autobiography but when the publishers said they wanted her to write about Kennedy etc she handed back their (sizeable) check. She is a bit like Joan Collins in that neither of them really made any memorable movies, but became huge TV stars. Vanity Fair should do a story on those two gals because they have known most of the great stars of hollywood, been up, been down, a couple of comebacks, tragedies with their daughter health.... Angie will never talk about the Kennedys etc. It took her forty years to mention that she saw Marilyn a few months before Monroe's death. She's a discrete, classy lady.

by Anonymousreply 9601/30/2013

Phyllis sent flowers to Patty Andrews wake.

by Anonymousreply 9702/01/2013

Phyllis McGuire was (is) such an old whore....her legs spread more easily than Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese.

by Anonymousreply 9807/01/2013

I met Phyllis almost 15 years ago, she sat next to me on a flight to New York. She does love her red wine. I did mention the Sugartime movie to her, and she insisted that it wasn't a movie, but a poor excuse for a mocu-drama. I got myself out of the bad subject by telling her that it reminded me of how good the music was. And, we've been friends ever since. I really have the impression that she will never write a book. She doesn't ever talk about Sam. The lady is no idiot, she knows what he was involved with, but, I don't think she knows about any of his business "affairs". Oh well, and so it goes.

by Anonymousreply 9907/01/2013

Great link

by Anonymousreply 10008/15/2013

r19 She was afraid Steve McQueen would break in and steal her stuff.

by Anonymousreply 10108/15/2013

you know ?? I do not give a dam what she did or did not due I loved their singing and still do in fact I am listening to t hem singing right now on pbs, they are a delight I love their singing in fact I love all that music---------------- it is music for the soul it is the best forever leave then and her alone go plug your ears so what ---

by Anonymousreply 10212/05/2014

I have very early boyhood memories of The McGuire Sisters singing "Sugartime." My father was a huge fan of the Arthur Godfrey Show; The McGuire Sisters were longtime guests on his show.

As a result, Phyllis McGuire, a favorite of my father's was one of my earliest memories of a singing star. The McGuire Sisters particularly Phyllis McGuire remain very much in my consciousness.

by Anonymousreply 10312/05/2014

How old ARE these bitches?

by Anonymousreply 10412/05/2014

Please Please Please. Younger generation please follow the lead of the sensational Maguire sisters!!! The harmony and the melody is music we need to get back. There is no one who compares with todays NOISE!!!!!! All the greats are dropping like flies!

by Anonymousreply 10512/11/2014

Thanks to the mob ties of her brother, George, Connie Francis will never be admitted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. He was murdered on the front lawn of his home in the Caldwells, where Tony Soprano lived.

by Anonymousreply 10612/11/2014

[quote]Younger generation please follow the lead of the sensational Maguire sisters!!! The harmony and the melody is music we need to get back.

And follow the lead of the Ames Brothers, and The Brothers Four, and the Fontaine Sisters, and the Gatlin Brothers.

by Anonymousreply 10712/11/2014

[quote]Phyllis McGuire was (is) such an old whore....her legs spread more easily than Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese

That's rich coming from somebody who'd shtup her own tree.

Shut up, Lawson.

by Anonymousreply 10812/11/2014

When I was a child, we lived down the block from SamGiancana. Great trick'r treats on Hallow'een.

by Anonymousreply 10912/11/2014

r106, Connie is 76 today. Grew up in Newark, graduated from Belleville High in '55, lived in Bloomfield.

Bios claim Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero was born in Newark. Other sources say her mother went into labor while visiting relatives in Brooklyn with Connie arriving at St. John's Episcopal Hospital on Atlantic Avenue.

by Anonymousreply 11012/12/2014


by Anonymousreply 11101/11/2015

R111 Oh, honey ... bless your heart.

by Anonymousreply 11201/11/2015

"No comment"

by Anonymousreply 11307/25/2015

The video wont play, R113. Guess the mob put a stop to it.

by Anonymousreply 11407/25/2015

Wow, great link R113. That mansion is the tackiest thing I've seen in a long time!

by Anonymousreply 11507/25/2015

R115 that mansion looked like a tacky Las Vegas hotel/nightclub.

by Anonymousreply 11607/26/2015

Phyllis seems a little bit "off." Like, nuts.

by Anonymousreply 11707/27/2015

I read an interview with Frankie Valli where the interviewer confronted him with the fact that he was seen drinking with some horrible crime lord and his response is, "What was I supposed to do, say 'No, thank you?' When they offer to buy you a drink, you drink." I'm sure that when someone like Sam Giacana decides he wants to fuck you, it's easier to just let him do it and then hope he loses interest and goes away. It may not be something that she's particularly proud of having done and her memories may not be happy. I wouldn't want to write a book about it either. As far as keeping a ton of valuable jewels in your house, that seems like an insane thing to do--most people would keep them in a safe deposit box--but if the Harry Winston story is true she may have learned that it's too risky to give them over to somebody else's care. If nothing else somebody with a grudge against Giacana might try to fuck her over just to score points.

I don't imagine the life of an executive in a major corporation or their partners is any nicer, probably worse.

by Anonymousreply 11807/27/2015
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