Top or bottom?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/07/2013|
Good question. I've heard that he was very femme off camera.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/05/2013|
Definitely a bottom. On the set of Ironside, there were days where he was relieved to be sitting in a wheelchair because he could hardly walk.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/05/2013|
Oh honey, a BIG ol bottom !
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/05/2013|
Do you think Paul Drake ever fucked him?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/05/2013|
No, but I did, with a strap on
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/05/2013|
I hope that's a reference to William Hopper, playing your father in "Bad Seed" - if not , ???
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/05/2013|
William Hopper was gay as a goose, but I would imagine he was a bottom, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/05/2013|
This should have been a poll.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/06/2013|
Despite his heft and booming voice he always had a femme quality to me. If you see him in earlier, non "authoritarian" roles he didn't come across as so "macho".
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/06/2013|
He picked up a sailor and took him as his date to the premier of the Judy Garland version of "A Star Is Born."
If that isn't the definition of bottom...
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/06/2013|
I've seen that footage, on the red carpet - the sailor looks a little dazed, surrounded. by every major star at that time ( from Gable, to Crawford, to Lucy & Desi, etc), but was very cute, in his uniform. Burr acted as if he was doing a patriotic act, when he introduces the guy ' just back from Korea'. All I could think of, after I saw it, was how, after the premiere, Burr took the guy home , and the sailor probably fucked Burr into a coma.....for his country, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/06/2013|
"Top or bottom?"
I'm surprised the bottom didn't fall out of Old Ironside's wheelchair. And he wrote more letters to "Daddy" than that crazy sister of mine.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/06/2013|
I only know one guy who had sex with him, and it involved him waking up withBurr blowing him.
True. It was on a USO tour waayyy back.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/06/2013|
I loved this story from the recent bio of Burr, "Hiding in Plain Sight":
(Director Arthur Hiller had sent some contractors he was using over to take a look at Burr's house in view of doing some work for him.)
"When the workers came to my house on Monday, I asked them how the meeting went on Sunday and they said 'fine,' but I could sense something was off-base," Hiller said. "They didn't have the enthusiasm that they had before, or which I expected. I kept at them, 'What's the matter?' Turned out they were going to do the work, but when they knocked and Raymond opened the door, he was wearing a pink bathrobe. And that put the one who just loved him away."
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/06/2013|
The only person he regularly topped was Hamilton Burger.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/06/2013|
Were Burr & Benevides a monogamous couple ? I've never heard any tricks coming forward to claim a 3-some, or a sex romp with either of them. Seems by now that would have happened, were it true. Is Benevides still alive ? Several years ago, I saw him on a program touting the wine at he, and Burr's vineyard, in Sonoma , CA. I know they also owned an island in Fiji, or Bora Bora.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/06/2013|
It's a great shame that Benevides hasn't given any interviews or even written a book itself. I always found Burr really handsome, but I'd rather know the truth than gossip. There are so few gay actors from that era that we can reliably know about. Shame it will probably never happen...
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/06/2013|
C'mon -- could he really be a top, confined to that wheelchair?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/07/2013|
That's hilarious, R13.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/07/2013|
Yes, R19, and it's true.
What actually happened was that (get this) they were on a USO tour doing theatre for the troops and were in Greenland, of all places. Quarters were spartan. And my acquaintance woke up and Burr was blowing him. He lurched, and Burr pushed him back down and hissed, "Don't say a word! Don't say a word!" and proceeded to continue his blow job.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/07/2013|
Thanks, R20. So nice of you to tell the rest of story. Have a great night.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/07/2013|