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Have you ever been obsessed with a dead celebrity?

I went through a period in high school where I was obsessed with Montgomery Clift and James Dean. Watched all their movies, read all the books about them, etc. Yes, I was a weird kid -they were hot guys, though!

by Anonymousreply 9712/23/2014

Elvis is pretty fascinating to me.

by Anonymousreply 110/25/2013

I was obsessed with James Dean and Carmen Miranda for a while.

by Anonymousreply 210/25/2013

I am very interested in the history of film making and the history of the American film industry, so I will go these spells where I will concentrate on a particular subject and learn as much about them as possible. Buster Keaton, George Cukor, Walt Disney, D.W. Griffith. I just finished a bio of Tod Browning and am now trying to watch as much as I can find from him. It's not an obsession in the sense I have pictures of them hanging around or shrines devoted to them though.

by Anonymousreply 310/25/2013

Sinatra. I wasn't necessarily obsessed, but I was really into his music/movies for a while. Still love them.

by Anonymousreply 410/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 510/25/2013

I couldn't get over Heath Ledger.

by Anonymousreply 610/25/2013

Faye Dunawaye

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by Anonymousreply 810/25/2013

Dead celebrity, not celebrity's dead career, r5.

by Anonymousreply 910/25/2013

I still can't get over how large Lou Gehrig's thighs were. I saw his screen test pics for Tarzan and yes, he's been dead for over 70 years. But he had impressive looking thighs.

by Anonymousreply 1010/25/2013

Laurence Olivier

Vivian Leigh

Montgomery Clift

Clark Gable

Greta Garbo

Cary Grant

The Black Dahlia

by Anonymousreply 1110/25/2013

Miley Cyrus.

by Anonymousreply 1310/25/2013

Miley Cyrus died? When?

by Anonymousreply 1410/25/2013

Jon-Erik Hexum.

by Anonymousreply 1510/25/2013

The singer Billy Mackenzie. Voice of an angel and easy on the eyes, but a tortured soul.

by Anonymousreply 1610/25/2013

Lou Gehrig as Tarzan.

by Anonymousreply 1710/25/2013

Oh Yes OP! For me it was James Dean, Tyrone Power, and Rudolph Valentino.

by Anonymousreply 1810/25/2013

No, they're dead!

by Anonymousreply 1910/25/2013


The Queen of MGM, the incomparable Norma Shearer.

About once a year, I read her biography by gay Hollywood author Gavin Lambert.

I'd never heard of her until on one of my first visits to San Francisco, a friend took me to the Castro to see a film called "The Women."

I've been minorly obsessed ever since.

by Anonymousreply 2010/25/2013

Waylon Jennings and I have no idea why. I'm no fan of outlaw country.

by Anonymousreply 2110/25/2013

Yes. I did it, too. James Dean. .. It was truly idol worship. But that was back in the 50's when I was teenager. .. Nowadays, when I hear young gays denigrate Dean by calling him a squinty-eyed, whining bore, I am astonished and hurt. He'll always he on a pedestal for me.

by Anonymousreply 2210/25/2013

Benjamin Orr; decease bass player for the cars. Have dreams about him often, last Wednesday dreamt about the very good looking artist.

by Anonymousreply 2310/25/2013

Amy Winehouse--who was on her way to being a celebrity,I guess .

by Anonymousreply 2410/25/2013

When I was very young, George Reeves, who I didn't know was dead and, to me, was interchangeable with Superman.

I later became obsessed with Bobby Driscoll, who, by that time, had grown up, overdosed, and been dug out of a dumpster.

by Anonymousreply 2510/25/2013

R21 it's funny that you mentioned Waylon Jennings. I was briefly obsessed with him, too, after I stumbled across some pictures of him in his 20s and 30s. Beautiful man, very soulful looking. His sons are named Shooter and Blackjack. Oh, dear.

I also had a longstanding obsession with James Dean.

by Anonymousreply 2610/25/2013

Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power. When my grandmother lived with us, she watched old movies. I was very young and I fell in love with them both. I didn't want to think about the fact they were dead.

by Anonymousreply 2710/25/2013

Tyrone Power.

by Anonymousreply 2810/25/2013

James Dean in high school; Jobriath for about the last decade.

and R16 is onto something with Billy Mac! Interesting and tragic chap!

by Anonymousreply 2910/25/2013

Not so much anymore.. but Judy. After I saw "A Star is Born" and I got a glimpse of how fucked up she was..

by Anonymousreply 3010/25/2013

No. Only live actors.

by Anonymousreply 3110/25/2013

Judy who, R30?

by Anonymousreply 3210/25/2013

DL is HQ of the dead celebrity worship. And you don't have to be a "weird kid" - these are adults.

by Anonymousreply 3310/25/2013

I always map my road trips to see the graves of famous people: Oswald who killed JFK, some of the others involved in that conspiracy, serial killers, movie stars and such.

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by Anonymousreply 3510/25/2013

Phil Lynott

by Anonymousreply 3610/25/2013

Marc Bolan

by Anonymousreply 3710/25/2013

Lucille Ball as a kid. I know, triple Mary.

by Anonymousreply 3810/25/2013

Billy Strayhorn

by Anonymousreply 3910/25/2013

"Lucille Ball as a kid."

You're ancient. She was born in 1911.

by Anonymousreply 4010/25/2013

R40 yes, and i was obsessed with her as a kid, after she died in 1989.

by Anonymousreply 4110/25/2013

Joel McCrea. Sullivan's travels, Palm Beach Story. Naturally totally, unaffected gorgeous hot California blonde. ended up owning a huge part of the San Fernando Valley which made him one of the richest actors of that or any era.

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by Anonymousreply 4410/26/2013

Definitely James Dean. So damaged, sensitive. I love that new art film about him - Joshua Tree 1951.

by Anonymousreply 4510/26/2013

Sonny Bono

by Anonymousreply 4610/26/2013

Doodie Goodman, from Grease

by Anonymousreply 4710/26/2013

Did you know that being buried 6' down under is a lie. No one hardly ever gets buried that deeply. 3 foot max.

I like to find graves of celebrities or serial killers and then go back to their graves at night and strip down and lie ontop of them and masturbate like I'm fucking them. Then I leave.

by Anonymousreply 4810/26/2013

I read Kenneth Anger's book "Hollywood Babylon" at a very, possibly too young age. I never saw actors the same way after that.

Errol Flynn's anecdote about being a sheepherder who bit off sheep's balls to castrate them, and Fatty Arbuckle's escapades, were quite disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 4910/26/2013

You're probably already aware of the famous celebrities who are obsessed with Marilyn Monroe.

For me, John Garfield

Tom Brown

Gene Raymond

Stewart Granger

Robert Walker

by Anonymousreply 5010/26/2013

Leslie Howard. It's the vulnerability I guess - whatever it is, I think he's hot as hell. I read somewhere he was bisexual - or maybe gay but had a wife and kids because in his day (born in 1890) you just sort of had to. Supposedly he had an affair with Noel Coward.

Wonderful actor imo. Very layered performances. He was on some kind of secret mission during WWII and supposedly targeted by the Nazis; his plane was shot down and he was killed (1943) in the Bay of Biscay.

by Anonymousreply 5110/26/2013

None of this matters unless you can post a "Find A Grave" photo of their place in eternity.

by Anonymousreply 5210/26/2013

R51, Ashley Wilkes is supposed to be gay (but hidden/ in code), right?

by Anonymousreply 5310/26/2013

I think there's a gay subplot going on in "Of Human Bondage" too, starring Leslie Howard and Bette Davis, as a nerdy nervous guy who "falls" for a hard-hearted slut.

by Anonymousreply 5410/26/2013

Faye Dunaway.

by Anonymousreply 5510/26/2013

Edie Sedgewick, for about a week. There are tapes of her talking and smoking in a drugged out stupor.

Also Lupe Velez, the Mexican spitfire silent film actress. From wiki: In the mid-1940s, Vélez began a relationship with actor Harald Maresch, and became pregnant with his child. Unable to face the shame of giving birth to a child out of wedlock, she decided to take her own life. Her suicide note read:

"To Harald: May God forgive you and forgive me, too; but I prefer to take my life away and our baby's, before I bring him with shame, or killin him. Lupe."

by Anonymousreply 5610/26/2013

Mercury/Gemini/Apollo program astronauts - especially now, that there are only eight, 'moonwalkers' left.

by Anonymousreply 5710/26/2013

Heather O'Rourke

by Anonymousreply 5810/26/2013

John Gilbert

Greta Garbo

Marlene Dietrich

Tyrone Power

by Anonymousreply 5910/26/2013

God, I've become totally obsessed with Raymond Burr. So silly, but he always was such a handsome guy, and I'd love to know the real story of what his life was really like. Just read a biography about him -- not great, but by all accounts he was a really great guy. No nude pics though.

by Anonymousreply 6010/26/2013

Young Marlon Brando. I saw him in some movie where he fell in love with some Japanese girl. She was some big entertainer, and he was gorgeous in his army uniform.

Montgomery Clift. When I saw him in A Place in the Sun. OMG.

by Anonymousreply 6110/26/2013

I would hazard a guess that Montgomery Clift is the most obsessed-about dead celebrity among DL readers.

by Anonymousreply 6210/26/2013

Agreed about Joel McCrea. His sex appeal translates well 70 years later.

by Anonymousreply 6310/26/2013

Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix of Hessen) the last Empress of Russia. I am not obsessed but it is so fascinating. Her friendship with Rasputin, Alexei's disease, the difference with her personality in public (very reserved, never smiled, cold and curt) and private (called Sunny!). The WWI years with her in power when the Emperor was in the headquarters of Russian Army. Finally the 1917 Revolution.

She didn't see the revolution coming, how much the public disliked her, how people saw her relationship with Rasputin. I've read a lot about her, but never understood, why she didn't see the truth. Sadly, but understandably, she destroyed all her diaries after the revolution in Tsarskoje Selo.

by Anonymousreply 6410/26/2013

Tyrone Power

I hoped that there was someone out there who looked similar to him ,and some how my dream would come true and the guy would be interested in me. I was literally hurting inside over Tyrone Power because he was thee man of my dreams. I wanted someone in my life who looked at least similar to Tyrone Power. In reality, if there was someone who looked like Tyrone Power out there, I wouldn't stand a chance, LOL!

by Anonymousreply 6510/26/2013

R64, one of my obsessions I still have is my passion and love for history and I love Russian history. WOW, I didn't know Alexandra Feodorovna destroyed her diaries. That is tragic in it self.

by Anonymousreply 6610/26/2013

R66 Yes it is. She did it because she was afraid the new leaders would use them against her. She also destroyed her correspondence with then late Queen Victoria, all the letters had been sent to her after QV had passed away. She also thought those could be used against her.

In a way, we cannot get inside her head. She wrote long heartfelt letters to her love ones, so they would have been the main source to understand her actions and behavior. Now we only have memoirs from her close allies Anna Vyrubova, Pierre Gilliard, Sophie Buxhoeveden, Lili Dehn.

I put a link for you, excellent link with lots of online books, photos etc.

by Anonymousreply 6710/26/2013

Gracie Allen

by Anonymousreply 6810/26/2013

Karen Carpenter


Hitchcock (I've read [italic]so[/italic] many books about him and his films)

Lizzie Borden (well, she was sort of a celebrity)

by Anonymousreply 6910/26/2013

R47, it's DODY, ya worthless fuck!!

by Anonymousreply 7010/26/2013

I don't know if obsessed is the right word, but Freddie Mercury.

by Anonymousreply 7110/26/2013

I was obsessed with Heath Ledger but it only lasted about a year after his death.

by Anonymousreply 7210/26/2013

Mason Reese

by Anonymousreply 7310/26/2013

Montgomery Clift and sometimes, for a little while every eight years or so, Jim Morrison (or I may just like saying "Père Lachaise").

by Anonymousreply 7410/26/2013

Hepburn, definitely.

by Anonymousreply 7510/26/2013

R67, thanks a million! wow! That link is incredibly beautiful! I'm going to have a blast.

by Anonymousreply 7610/26/2013

Shell Kepler

by Anonymousreply 7710/26/2013

R76 Nice to be able to help. Have fun.

by Anonymousreply 7810/26/2013

When I was very young, the dead Jim Morrisson. Now I have the hots for the young (also dead) Marc Bolan.

by Anonymousreply 7910/27/2013

James Dean, Edie Sedgwick, Harry Houdini.

by Anonymousreply 8010/27/2013

Sal Mineo. Not so much the young kid in Rebel, but later on when he matured into his twenties. Hot young guy.

by Anonymousreply 8110/27/2013

Marilyn Monroe - so intrigued by her charisma, and I always feel so sorry for her, for she seemed so sad and tortured.

Margaux Hemingway, who seemed unable to fight the family's predisposition to commit suicide. She was so beautiful!

Steve McQueen - his photos ooze charm and sex appeal. I think Daniel Craig reminds me a little of McQueen.

by Anonymousreply 8210/27/2013

[quote]I always map my road trips to see the graves of famous people

O shit, I do the same thing! I nearly had a seizure in St Paul's with all the famous graves.

by Anonymousreply 8310/27/2013

I'm obsessed with dead gay guys like Sal Mineo and Hart Crane - but I'm straight, got it?

by Anonymousreply 8410/27/2013

oh, yes, over the years: Elvis, Tyrone Power, Dirk Bogarde, always read anything I could about them.

by Anonymousreply 8510/27/2013

Jim Morrison, when the Doors music gained popularity again with teenagers.

Rolling Stone had an infamous cover of him -

"He's hot, he's sexy and he's dead"

by Anonymousreply 8610/27/2013

[quote]I read Kenneth Anger's book "Hollywood Babylon" at a very, possibly too young age.

Does anyone know where I can get a pdf of this? I need to read Anger. But Anger is so freakin' weird he probably made it all up.

by Anonymousreply 8710/27/2013

I said Tyrone Power earlier, but if truth be known, it's really Jerry Orbach.

I bought his late wife's book of his daily love poems/doggerel to her, and find them and him enchanting. I'll get up at 5:00 on week-ends to watch L&O re-runs.

by Anonymousreply 8810/27/2013

St. Paul's, r83? I only recall seeing Sir Christopher Wren's in the basement. Now, Westminster Abbey is another a story!

by Anonymousreply 8910/27/2013

Same as R51: Leslie Howard. Always loved him.

by Anonymousreply 9010/27/2013

James Dean. Steve McQueen. Peter Sellers. Danny Kaye. Gene Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 9110/27/2013

Jill Haworth-- saw her in Cabaret on Broadway. Did meet her. Fell in love with her when I first saw her in Preminger's Exodus.

by Anonymousreply 9210/27/2013

R88, I am right there with you on Jerry Orbach.

by Anonymousreply 9311/01/2013

completely and totally obsessed with Agnes Moorehead.

by Anonymousreply 9412/22/2014

Tyrone Power.

by Anonymousreply 9512/22/2014

I'm fascinated with Jerry Orbach too.

by Anonymousreply 9612/22/2014

I am fascinated by certain celebrities deaths. I like because it has so many details, pics, facts,autopsy reports. Judy, Liberace, Halston, and especially celebrity suicides.

by Anonymousreply 9712/23/2014
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