I just watched Pillow Talk for the first time and now I understand all the fuss. He was gorgeous... tall and gorgeous and such a nice manly voice. Like an old high school football star who kept it up. Damn.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||04/21/2014|
He sure was handsome. He wasn't much of an actor, though. It's funny to see how they compensated for that in the movies by framing him as the object of attention rather than the source of action, much like a pretty girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/06/2010|
I thought he was a very good actor in comedy (love him in the Doris Day movies) but kind of wooden in drama.%0D %0D %0D %0D Yes, he was gorgeous. And everyone who worked with him commented on what a nice, down-to-earth guy he was.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/06/2010|
He was gay but stayed in the closet
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/06/2010|
People love to talk about rumors that he was gay, but he wasn't. He was MARRIED, people! Sheesh!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/06/2010|
My favorite is "All That Heaven Allows". Yes, he's a horribly wooden actor in that one, but the Douglas Sirk production displays him so beautifully. Best watched with the sound off.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/06/2010|
I love that movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/06/2010|
It will become an obsession, but it will be a Magnificent Obsession! He is so beautiful in that film. Plus, one of Agnes Mooreheads greatest performances....
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/06/2010|
Four Sirk movies are being released for the first time on DVD in the US this month. Some star Hudson, including the little seen Sirk western TAZA (with Hudson as an indian in red-face), They are available for pre-order on the TCM website. Very exciting for Sirk fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/06/2010|
YAY! Thanks for the info, R8!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/06/2010|
Miss Moore Hadley if you prefer, R9. You're welcome all the same. THUNDER ON THE HILL is very obscure indeed - and with Claudette Colbert!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/06/2010|
Forgive me, Miss Moore Hadley, I was so thrilled at the idea of seeing TAZA with all those loincloths and muscled thighs and bare chests that I completely forgot my manners.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/06/2010|
I understand, the mere thought of Claudette Colbert and Ann Blyth is something I am anticipating with great excitement, as well. Kisses.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/06/2010|
He was gorgeous in "Darling Lili"
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/06/2010|
The one time he was convincing in a dramatic role was in the creepy cult film "Seconds", where he played a schlub who starts a new life as a handsome hipster.%0D %0D For once in his life Hudson really projected feeling, which must have come naturally as the whole film could be read as being about the cost of the closet. Good film, check it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/06/2010|
He was as wooden an actor as there ever was onscreen and queeny as hell OFFscreen. My dear friend used to work at a nightclub in Florida and Hudson would come in there (while on vacation, I presume) with his cronies. She said he was the squealiest, queeniest, most femmy girl in the place. She was shocked that it was Rock Hudson..at first. They all would get dog drunk and just flap and squawk all night.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/06/2010|
He was heavily influenced by colleagues (eg, SIrk directing him and Jane Wyman in those bizarre old melodramas}. I prefer Rock at ease with Doris Day (and usually, Tony Randall) in the frothy, romantic comedies like Pillow Talk, etc. These sex farces allowed them all to be funny, sexy, flirty, and ironically, more like themselves than working for Sirk or Hitchcock or George Stevens ever allowed.
Rock and Doris remained good friends after Doris left the biz and until Rock's death from AIDS in the 1980s. Rock may have been a diva a times, and not the finest actor of his generation, but he was popular and well regarded by others, including Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy MacDowell, both of whom became lifelong friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/07/2010|
Rock Hudson was not an actor, he was a MOVIE STAR! There is a huge difference. He was a pretty man who had pictures manufactured by the studio to support whatever image they wanted to project. Other examples were Tony Curtis, Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter etc. They had no real stage experience or acting school experience. Everything they learned, they learned at the studio.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/07/2010|
Oh, he was a sad old queen who hated being gay
"If only we could stop hating ourselves so much!"
He was one of those dudes, BOYS IN THE BAND-era.
Who romanticize it now?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/07/2010|
He was great in "Man's Favorite Sport" with Paula Prentiss. %0D %0D There is a certain subtext to that film. %0D %0D I am including a you tube link to the trailer. %0D %0D This was one of Billy Wilder's last old school films, for lack of a better way of putting it.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/07/2010|
I've never seen "Seconds"%0D %0D Any good?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/07/2010|
Bob Mitchum could be much queenier. We all kind of wig out when we're drunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/07/2010|
I'm sure this is considered heresy, but I always thought Doris had much better screen chemistry with James Garner (Move Over, Darling and The Thrill Of It All) than with Rock Hudson.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/07/2010|
Rock at comedic best with Gina Lollobrigida in Come September ...
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/07/2010|
"Seconds" isn't good, too heavy-handed and bloodless.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/07/2010|
I could never get over Armisted Maupin's description of Rock as having a "baby arm" dangling between his legs. I recently saw a clip of "Giant" and that baby arm was on full disply down his jeans. *sigh*
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/07/2010|
R19, that was a Howard Hawks film, not Billy Wilder.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/07/2010|
Was Bob Mitchum bi, as well? I have heard that in several places. Also that he was very homophobic.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/07/2010|
Bob was not homophobic at all, just closeted. Functionally bi -- married and had children. Impotent in his 60s. Definite preference for men. I worked with him. Interesting in that family still keeps it under wraps ... well, maybe for Dorothy and the kids' benefits.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/07/2010|
Never heard that Robert Mitchum was bi. He was hot in his youth.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/07/2010|
Maupin stole the "baby arm holding an apple" metaphor from a Truman Capote short story (not a story about Hudson or other actors, btw), R25-26.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/07/2010|
Mitchum was a hot daddy in his later years. I worked with him on "War and Remembrance."
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/07/2010|
First time I heard "a baby's arm holding an apple" was in a Tubes song. Response to the shout out: "What do you want from life?"
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/07/2010|
Elaine Stritch ditched Ben Gazarra in the hopes of hooking up with RH.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/07/2010|
Lucy's performance was wonderful. I don't understand why people slam her.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/07/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/07/2010|
Garner is bland. %0D %0D 'Come September' was crap. Rock and Gina were perfectly sexy, but the script had them treated like middle-aged fuddy duddy's by Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin-who looked the same age as Hudson.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/07/2010|
I adored Rock on screen for the frothy delicious dessert that he was. Now, you wanna talk wooden on screen: Thy Name is Cary Grant. Ugh, can't watch him on screen. Add Kate Hepburn to the list of wooden, studied and stilted 'actors'. Cannot watch either of them on screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/07/2010|
Hudson was a big Republican. Fuck him!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/07/2010|
[r39] very funny
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/08/2010|
I remember watching Rock Hudson as a kid, when he starred in "MacMillan and Wife" with Susan Saint James, and thinking he was handsome.
Like other posters wrote, he was good when he played light-hearted comedy, but he was not a dramatic actor! He looks great in "Giant," but the movie was melodramatic crap!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/08/2010|
Besides his marriage to Jim Nabors, was Rock ever linked to any famous men?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/08/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/08/2010|
Anyone care to take a guess at how many cocks Rock had? It's like the perfect storm. He's rich, it's predisease, he's famous, hot as fucking hell........The whore I am if I had all of those above factors going for me I would probably have been riding one or two new ones a week.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/08/2010|
He was offered the male lead in "Bus Stop", but declined. It was a great role, but he probably didn't want to have to deal with the horrors of working with Marilyn Monroe. Too bad; he would have been much better than the mediocre Don Murray.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/08/2010|
I didn't find Garner bland at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/08/2010|
Were Rock and Roddy ever lovers?%0D %0D George Clooney reminds me very much of Rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/08/2010|
Count me in as another Jim Garner fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/08/2010|
Clooney reminds me of Cary Grant looks wise, except that Clooney can actually emote and has true on-screen charisma. You all know how I feel about Cary, intense dislike. However, few if any stars wore a suit better. His tailoring was impecable.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/08/2010|
An old friend of mine used to trick with Hudson in the late 50's thru 60's. Rock was a size queen and total bottom. In his later years Rock turned into a nasty alcoholic. Very belligerent and bitter. I guess the closet worked it's magic on him.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/09/2010|
#52, I'd guess the closet has its exitement at first (like a secret relationship nobody is supposed to know about - because both or one of them is married?) but the longer it goes on the more it wears you down.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/09/2010|
Robert Mitchum liked guys??????? I had no idea! I've always found him immensely sexy but he always seemed straight. Rock was a known closet case but Mitchum....? Is this really true?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/09/2010|
James Garner had a big old butt! It's displayed prominently in that awful movie he did with Natalie Wood. Cash McCall or something like that.
There's a scene where his back is to the camera and he is wearing these very high-waisted tweed pants. It surprised me because I'd never noticed it before.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/09/2010|
Kate Hepburn and Cary Grant wooden? What planet are you from?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/09/2010|
Bob Mitchum used to let Clifton Webb blow him whenever he wanted. Apparently Clifton's blowjob technique was not to be equaled.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/09/2010|
I taught Clifton everything he knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/09/2010|
Saw "Man's Favorite Sport" at the drive in second billed to the feature "Marnie." It starts out with a scene at the original Abercombie & Fitch store in San Francisco, back when it was a sporting goods store. Love me some Paula Prentis. Rock cruised me one summer afternoon in Times Square, god he was tall. But I was blonde and built like he liked 'em. He was smoking and still relatively handsome. Early 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/09/2010|
Gore Vidal waxed poetic in PLAYBOY about Jim Garner's scrumptious ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/09/2010|
[r55] really true -- here to tell you from personal experience
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/09/2010|
"Robert Mitchum liked guys??????? I had no idea! I've always found him immensely sexy but he always seemed straight. Rock was a known closet case but Mitchum....? Is this really true?'%0D %0D No, it's not true. This is Datalounge, remember? Mention any sexy or handsome actor and immediately there will be posts screaming "he was gay! He liked rent boys! He was an insatiable bottom? He picked up tricks in restrooms! I fucked him! I know somebody who fucked him! I heard of somebody who knew somebody who fucked him! He was gay, gay, gay!"%0D %0D Mitchum was quite the ladies' man. He was not into guys, although I'm sure a lot of guys wished that he was.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/09/2010|
no [r63] I worked with him. He much preferred men along with his booze and marijuana.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/09/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/09/2010|
[quote]I'm sure this is considered heresy, but I always thought Doris had much better screen chemistry with James Garner (Move Over, Darling and The Thrill Of It All) than with Rock Hudson.%0D %0D ITA with you, R22. I like the Day/Hudson films, but adore the couple of Day/Garner ones. I could watch Move Over, Darling every week.%0D %0D Speaking of man-gods of that era (Garner, Hudson), any dish on Brian Keith? What a great face and body on that man!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/09/2010|
I think Rock Hudson was the most classicly handsome man that ever existed.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/09/2010|
I'm looking for the Rock Hudson video that includes the moments from his movies where he supposedly winks at the audience.%0D %0D Anyone know what I'm talking about?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/11/2010|
I wish Rock had a fling with Rory Calhoun but i doubt it. They were both top in their relationships. Right...? It's difficult for a stud to fuck another stud.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/06/2012|
"Now, you wanna talk wooden on screen: Thy Name is Cary Grant. Ugh, can't watch him on screen. Add Kate Hepburn to the list of wooden, studied and stilted 'actors'. Cannot watch either of them on screen."
You must not know the definition of "wooden" because neither Grant nor Hepburn were anything even approaching wooden, especially Hepburn, who was highly animated onscreen.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/06/2012|
"Robert Mitchum liked guys??????? I had no idea! I've always found him immensely sexy but he always seemed straight."
He WAS straight. R64 is full of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/06/2012|
Rock had sex even after he learnt that he had AIDS and without letting his sex partners to know. That was very irresponsible and astonishlingly selfish of him. That's the only thing that make him extremely repulsive to me.
His last 'serious' relationship was with Marc Christian. Anyway, i read that Rock cheated on Marc Christian although he was way too younger than him. Old habits die hard. What a pity. He even had sex with Marc Christian without letting him know about his illness. He should be more careful with his lover. Fuck it.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/07/2012|
Yes he was such a hunk. I think that Rock Hudson could be a great actor and he proved it later, especially in the movie 'Seconds'. He gave a powerful performance there.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/07/2012|
"You are my inspiration, Marie..."
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/07/2012|
The final shot in "All That Heaven Allows" with the deer looking through the plate window is so beautiful it makes me nearly swoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/07/2012|
Rock was very beautiful in all Douglas Sirk movies he played. He looks also at his best in 'Come September'. What a mature hunk he was in that movie!
What a pity he couldn't be mature in his real life...Anyway, i have read his biography and at least he was very generous to his friends. He was not stingy at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/07/2012|
Love this movie. The gowns were fabulous and Thelma Ritter was really funny in it. I'll bet party lines were lots of fun too.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||12/07/2012|
Rock Hudson, wife Phyllis Gates (married 1955-1958), shown with Grace Kelly (right) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, 1956
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/07/2012|
Ya ya roly, poly!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/07/2012|
Lol R81! Nice movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/07/2012|
Who knew Pope Benny posted here?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/08/2012|
Lol, stop it!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||12/08/2012|
Rock Hudson was a better actor than anyone has ever given him credit for. Maybe he was wooden in a few roles, but think of this: some of you might not remember, but most of the world was shocked to discover he was gay. He played the part of his public persona perfectly.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||12/08/2012|
I was shocked too when i read it somewhere a few years ago, because he was so masculine. Of course, i was a kid back then and didn't know that masculine men can be gay too.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||12/08/2012|
What nationality was Rock? In some pics he looks latinesque, maybe French or French Canadian but not Italian. He was the definition of hunk. Too bad he was so messed up.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||12/08/2012|
R89, Rock's mother was of English and Irish descent and his father of German and Swiss descent.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||12/08/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 90||12/08/2012|
Rock was hot and handsome, a generous and not a stingy man but...
I read his biography and saw that he couldn't be monogamous. Even in his more 'serious' relationships, he ended up cheating on his partner(s). Read my post, i'm R74 as well and tell me what do you think of that behaviour. I'm curious how gay men view Rock Hudson in general. I think Rock was very selfish and narcissistic but he was capable of being helpful to his friends. However he was not so honest with his partners as it seems.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||12/12/2012|
* Oops sorry, i'm R73
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/12/2012|
I was shocked too when i read it somewhere a few years ago, because he was so masculine. Of course, i was a kid back then and didn't know that masculine men can be gay too.
He was a good actor, trained by Henry Willson to act masculine, but people who knew him say that he would let down his guard and be "nelly" around them. I also read that he had surgery on the vocal chords to make his voice so deep. For some unknown reason, it happens to be a fact of life that most exclusive homosexuals are gender non-conforming. I'm old now, and in my youth this was called butch lesbians, and nelly gay men. It is also an inexplicable fact of life that the more beautiful a person is, the more likely that he or she will be homosexual. Rock Hudson certainly fit that bill, but not even as much as Guy Madison, another of Henry Willson's boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/12/2012|
Whenever I watch All That Heaven Allows I want him in me very deeply. Even if it means having to put up with his rustic friends, Alida and Mick.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/12/2012|
R93, you believe that his marriage to Phyllis Gates was sexless? Phyllis said in an interview that she had sex with Rock... What do you think? From what i have read i suspect that Hudson tried to sleep with women but he preferred men, it was flagrant, he slept with many many of them. Even when he was ill, he kept on sleeping with men.
Hehehehehehe R94, gotcha!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/12/2012|
Well, R95, if Phyllis Gates says there was sex, I have no reason to doubt it. I did not know anything about it, except that it was a marriage which Henry Willson arranged between Rock and his secretary to help hide Rock's sexual orientation. But the idea that homosexuals are somehow disabled from having sex with women is crazy. I've had threesomes where a female friend and myself pick up a homosexal man, and I've had threesomes where a female friend and myself pick up a heterosexual man. People can be sexually functional even if they are with someone who is not their exact preference, and especially if it is a threesome which includes a person of their preference. Sometimes you have to seduce them into it, and alcohol helps. I have a friend who is a really beautiful fag-hag, like Elizabeth Taylor was, and she loves to seduce pretty gay men, and I am happy to help her. I enjoy both her and the pretty gay men.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/12/2012|
Big Fat Queer you are soooo kissable!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||12/12/2012|
Also R96, it's a lot easier to try it when your plumbing is younger
|by Anonymous||reply 98||12/12/2012|
Looooooooool R98! What a statement! Well, it has logic, i must admit, although it's a funny remark!
Rock Hudson as an infant
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/12/2012|
Absolutely true R99. When I was in my early teens just hearing the word naked would get me hard. When I was in my 20's I thought I could make myself straight by having sex with women, and I did with the help of my young plumbimg and ability to fantasize the sex was with men. The vagina took the place of my right hand.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||12/12/2012|
Back then Hollywood studios had full control over their actors and the media. When Hollywood wanted they could make the general public believe that a mincing queen is the manliest leading man there is. Sure, people talked that they saw Rock Hudson in local gay bars, but that talk never became the same kind of common knowledge as we have now with us all having easy access to the internet and sharing and reading gossip from all over the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/12/2012|
R100, hmmm....you have been apocalyptic!
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/12/2012|
Hudson was still quite handsome the first half of his stint on "Dynasty" (but damn, what a dull storyline) but when Daniel returned for a few more episodes (including the plane crash with Blake), his face was sunken and he looked frail.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||12/12/2012|
R103, some of his friends and a lot of other people noticed that physical difference in Rock, but he wouldn't admit that it was something serious. Everybody suspected but Rock wouldn't give in by admitting his illness. He was constantly trying to be available for work and he acted as if his 'fatigue' was something temporary. He wanted to work and to continue his previous way of life.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||12/12/2012|
Like, duh r104. HIV/AIDS made you unemployable back then and no insurance would cover a production that featured a known HIV positive person. He had to hide it either because he needed the money or wanted to convince himself that the illness couldn't bring him and his career down.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||12/12/2012|
R105, ok to hide it from his employers but to hide it from his closest friends and from his lovers that was...a bit too serious, don't you think? At least, he should inform his lover(s) about his condition. That was pretty immature of him...and he had many chances to be mature.
I don't know, i'm just thinking...
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/12/2012|
People still hold guys like Freddy Mercury in high regard and he hid his HIV status for years and years and didn't tell his tricks about being HIV positive either.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/12/2012|
Agree, Queen is so overrated and overplayed. And he was a shithead. Hated that operatic shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||12/12/2012|
A full-length photo of little Rock Hudson
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/12/2012|
Does Linda still hold a grudge against Rock for that kiss? I remember that being such a huge deal after Rock died. Has she ever commented on all of that publicly?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/12/2012|
R107, i thought that Freddy had told about his condition to his buddies. No? Did... did Freddy kept on fucking around without informing his partners that he had AIDS?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||12/12/2012|
Evans said she did not run out and take a blood test right after that scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||12/12/2012|
This thread is proof that there is only bisexual. R112
I don't know if that is true, but I know that I am bisexual, and if amazes me that sex experts are now saying that we don't exist. I'm not well-adjusted to be able to live by other people's rules, and I might be a narcissist. I am not capable of anything resembling monogamous marriage with either male or female. If there is any such thing as "falling in love", then I have never experienced it. But I have been infatuated many times, and I know about being horny. I've always believed what that Kinsey fellow said about everyone being bisexual and there is a scale that goes from almost completely heterosexual to almost completely homosexual, and most people fall somewhere on the scale between those extremes. Being a man of loose morals who has spent my life having sex with anyone who is willing, (although I don't do anal sex and don't get deeply involved in sexual relationships), it certainly seems to me that Kinsey was right. I find that in reality more homosexuals are rigid in being exclusively homosexual, while with heterosexuals they put on a pretense of being exclusively heterosexual. Many years ago I worked at a refinery, and there was a man who said among other men in the control room that he had read about homosexuals in the old days being stacked up and burned, and how that should be done these days also. And then an hour later while I was out in the plant trying to do my job, this same man was out there making passes at me. And I mean actually sexual harassment, grabbing and touching, and trying to kiss me. This was very commonplace when I worked at that refinery because I was right out of high school. But not a one of those Arkansas rednecks and hillbillies would have ever admitted being bisexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||12/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 116||12/14/2012|
My all-time FAVORITE comedy-romance film. Love, love, LOVE the on-time chemistry between ALL of the characters. And Rock and Doris' tongue-in-cheek double entendres are absolutely side splitting!!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||12/14/2012|
Rock was insipid.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||12/14/2012|
Rock liked to be gang banged down at the gas station
|by Anonymous||reply 119||12/14/2012|
I think you're confusing ME with YOU, Monty!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||12/14/2012|
Rock with Mamie Van Doren
|by Anonymous||reply 121||12/14/2012|
R118, Rock was far from insipid.
He made maybe great mistakes in his personal life but he was far from insipid!!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 122||12/14/2012|
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|by Anonymous||reply 124||12/14/2012|
Interesting photos in the link below.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12/14/2012|
Iread that Raymond Burr could not get an errection with women and Rock Hudson felt women were dirty.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/22/2013|
Rock had full, sensual lips.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/22/2013|
R126, i didn't know that Rock Hudson felt women are dirty. Really? Have you read that somewhere or you just feel that women are dirty?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/23/2013|
I found out he was gay around the time that show McMillan and Wife was on. Knew some people in the makeup department that said he was forever hitting on all the hot guys in the service departments and yes, he was very femmy off camera, as himself. Like he turned on a switch and let his real self come out.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/23/2013|
His beard for a long time was Marilyn Maxwell. After he died, she said that he had suggested they get married and could each have their own lives. She said she actually considered it because they were very good friends and it could be a good arrangement but in the end felt she could not live a lie like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/23/2013|
Rock Hudson Says...
|by Anonymous||reply 132||03/13/2013|
Rock Hudson with Marc Christian
|by Anonymous||reply 133||03/18/2013|
Rock with Marc Christian meet Michael Jackson
|by Anonymous||reply 134||03/18/2013|
He was awesome in The Giant. He should have won the Oscar that year.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||07/21/2013|
10 Oct 1956, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA — The El Morocco. New York City: Jack Warner, actress Natalie Wood, Henry Willson, Rock Hudson and Phyllis Gates.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||10/17/2013|
If he was so gay, why did all his closest pals and confidantes such as Mark Miller believe he was actually bisexual?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||10/17/2013|
R137, if he was bisexual he would have seriously dated women of his profession. Only Mamie Van Doren has stated that she actually slept with him. However, he never had a serious romance with a woman(i doubt that he fell for his wife, although she was very presentable) It is stated that when he grew older he was sleeping strictly with men. That speaks volumes.
He was not feminine, that's why his friends thought he was bisexual. He was also an actor so he could perplex others...
|by Anonymous||reply 138||10/17/2013|
When you are extremely handsome people always call you bisexual even if your homosexuality is active most of the time. What if Rock tried to sleep with a woman or two and he didn't get excited by it? That makes him bi or just a gay man who tried to turn straight?
He was an ass hunter. He enjoyed men. He loved to fuck them.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||10/17/2013|
Is the story about screaming in the desert to lower his voice true? If so, that might indicate that he had an FMN8 voice, naturally.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||10/17/2013|
RH was also very likable which was part of his charm. Don't now how he was in real life but he seemed likable.
Can anyone recommend a biography?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||10/17/2013|
Should we start a poll on Rock Hudson vs. "The Rock"?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||10/17/2013|
[quote]Like an old high school football star who kept it up.
Woe unto the old high school football stars who can no longer keep it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||10/17/2013|
He's about 3 feet taller than the other people in R136 pic
|by Anonymous||reply 144||10/17/2013|
I can still taste death and Pall Malls from his kiss. I'm tasting it NOW!
|by Anonymous||reply 145||10/17/2013|
R143 You mean like Rock's grandson, Finn Hudson?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||10/17/2013|
r58 I didn't know who that was and looked him up on wiki. There was this funny there
[quote]Webb never married and had no children. He lived with his mother until her death at age 91 in 1960, leading Noël Coward to remark, apropos Webb's grieving, "It must be terrible to be orphaned at 71"
|by Anonymous||reply 147||10/17/2013|
The gay Super in the building -- he owns it -- explained it to me and had me understand it: they had faces then.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||10/17/2013|
I read two books on Rock Hudson. One wasn't sole about him and one was the biography written with his cooperation and his friends were given permission to cooperate.
The first one was The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson. I thought it was a great and interesting book but not solely about Rock but had a lot about him in it. Basically what he was willing and required to do on and off the casting couch to be famous and continue to be a star.
The next was just titled Rock Hudson. It was a good, mostly factual story about his life. In this book though he was portrayed as just a little to good of a guy. A big lug who laughed a lot. A lot. Seemed he wasn't gay until he got AIDS. Then he was given the usual martyr treatment.
It's too bad. Would like to read a little more salacious dirt. Rock was a man who got gangbanged. He did pick up tricks on the street. He did buy a house near a university so he could trick with the football team for money. He did "discover" Lee Majors. He was highly sexually active. Would have liked to have read some of that. And all of this just wasn't when he was older and bored. He liked the pole and the hole around the clock.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||10/17/2013|
Is the board acting up for everyone?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||10/18/2013|
Yes Big Time :(
|by Anonymous||reply 151||10/18/2013|
If he was such a good man R149, he wouldn't have slept with his partner while he knew he had AIDS without warning him. Rock also was sleeping with other men while he knew he had AIDS. I doubt that he talked to them about his condition, he kept them on the dark like he did with his partner Christian.
I have also read a biography of Rock (Idol: Rock Hudson : The True Story of an American Film Hero) and i think this book gives an honest portrait of Rock Hudson. Yes, Rock could be very generous with people and especially with his friends, he loved laughing and joking, but he could also stop talking to some people. I think he grew cold with one or a couple of his managers as far as i can remember. He didn't want them anymore in his life, he wouldn't change his mind for anything...
|by Anonymous||reply 152||10/19/2013|
I was just saying it was the way the book portrayed him. After all the reading I've done about him I've come to the conclusion he didn't much give a shit about anyone or anything except his money, cock, and his career.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||10/19/2013|
Is the Rock Hudson movie still in progress? Been looking forward to seeing that movie for years now..
|by Anonymous||reply 154||10/19/2013|
It was made years ago. The lead wasn't famous. I remember the Cukor pool scene, and a scene of Hudson "giving in to his urges" and picking a guy up in a bar.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||10/19/2013|
No, you don't understand, they're making a NEW Rock Hudson movie, see the link. Not much info though. Not sure if it will ever be made.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||10/19/2013|
I think another Rock Hudson movie will only be made if a big star agrees to take on the project.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||10/19/2013|
Don't know if it's already been mentioned in this thread, (there's too many to go through) but Michael Gordon the director of Pillow Talk was the grandfather of Joseph Gordon Levitt.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||10/19/2013|
Some info, but it's from March..
|by Anonymous||reply 159||10/19/2013|
R147 I highly recommend Clifton Webb's movies. Off hand I recall Laura, The Razor's Edge, Three Coins in the Fountain, Titanic and Sitting Pretty. (Sitting Pretty is hysterical. Also love Titanic (with Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Wagner) and The Razor's Edge (with Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power).
|by Anonymous||reply 160||10/19/2013|
R149 never knew rock discovered lee majors.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||11/23/2013|
I believe in the next life rock Hudson and will be lovers
|by Anonymous||reply 162||04/21/2014|
I bought Pillow Talk on dvd recently and the print is crappy.
I bought it after watching Rock Hudson's Home Movies, which I loved, so I watched it through a gay haze. His gayness is so clear!
|by Anonymous||reply 163||04/21/2014|