Here's your thread! I loved Chamberlain in Thornbirds.
Richard Chamberlain...Anyone have any stories?
|by ImaMess||reply 130||12/16/2012|
He looked thin on "Chuck" last night.
|by ImaMess||reply 1||11/16/2010|
Has he started on Chuck already? Damn, I missed it.
|by ImaMess||reply 2||11/16/2010|
I had sex with him while he was appearing in a revival of "The Sound of Music" on Broadway. He was in his 60s, but still handsome and sexy. Believe it or not, he's a top.
|by ImaMess||reply 3||11/16/2010|
Is it true he broke up with his partner?
How sad after 30+ years ...
|by ImaMess||reply 5||11/16/2010|
I was just watching an episode of the old Boris Karloff show Thriller and a very young Richard Chamberlain was in it. He goes shirtless in a couple scenes and has an awesome body. I bet he got a ton of dick when he was younger.
|by ImaMess||reply 6||11/17/2010|
MORE DETAILS, R3...pretty please...
|by ImaMess||reply 7||11/17/2010|
Thanks, ImaMess, for the thread. I'm the one who asked and loved him in Thornbirds too. He was beautiful!
|by ImaMess||reply 8||11/17/2010|
He originated the role of Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity
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|by ImaMess||reply 10||11/17/2010|
Verificatia of size meat, R3!
|by ImaMess||reply 11||11/17/2010|
Speaking of the Thorn Birds apparently the author hated Rachel Ward. Says she was terrible in it.
|by ImaMess||reply 12||11/20/2010|
Merely ok in Shogun. To me, he has an intellectual's stage presence, not a leading man's.
|by ImaMess||reply 13||11/20/2010|
Richard Chamberlain was one of the most beautiful men in his youth. He is a great actor as well. I think that he was splendid in 'The Last Wave',in 'Petulia' and of course in 'The Thorn Birds'. Unforgettable performances.
|by ImaMess||reply 14||12/07/2012|
Richard Chamberlain, beautiful and gay
|by ImaMess||reply 15||12/07/2012|
Richard Chamberlain beautiful and gay.
|by ImaMess||reply 16||12/07/2012|
I wish he could stay forever with his longtime partner. Oh...life is not pink. I wonder what happened that led to their separation. Anybody knows?
|by ImaMess||reply 17||12/07/2012|
Richard was married to this guy. Right?
Richard what happened?
|by ImaMess||reply 18||12/07/2012|
Guys, i'm afraid that Richard and Martin broke up because Martin was much younger than Chamberlain. It's so sad after all these years...time finally came up.
Below i cite some quotes of Richard from an interview. Enjoy!
Apart from television in real life you have loved a few girls...
"Sure. I had my first quasi sexual experience with the sweetest Japanese waitress. At college I had two great girlfriends. I did all what other young people used to do back then: hold hands, kiss on the back seat of the car.... I love women but not up to the point of wanting to marry one."
Did you want to marry Martin?
"Yes, because matrimony gives you guarantees that do not exist otherwise. In the United States and in Hawaii where I live this is not possible. That is why we held a private ceremony with friends and we exchanged rings."
And you kept silent for so many years only for that reason?
"I was born in 1934. Back then in the 40s and 50s being gay in America was much worse than being a crook or an assassin. I was scared."
What made you change your mind?
"The fact that I am older and that I have less doubts about myself. When I wrote the word "gay" in the book I felt as if an angel had touched my head, freeing me from fear. Finally I felt free."
How did your partner feel all these years?
"We met 31 years ago. We were acting in a Tennessee Williams play. He was an actor, dancer and singer. Martin is much younger, he never hid his homosexuality. For his generation homosexuality was not something one would hide. It is true that things were not easy for him. Our life was like the life of a dog who has an injured leg and continues running on three legs: this is what it means to hide oneself."
Four years ago in your book "Shattered Love" you revealed your homosexuality. Has it been hard to silence you were gay for many years?
"Very much so. Only at 68 was I able to say the truth, when I no longer could be a romantic hero on the screen."
How was your mother?
"She was beautiful. She had even started a career as an actress but my father did not allow her to continue, he was jealous."
Are you jealous?
"I am monogamous"
One can be jealous despite being monogamous
"Sure but.... At my age one understands"
Has the difference in years been a problem?
"No, it hasn't. Till I turned 60 I looked younger than my age. These last years the difference is more obvious."
Did Martin ever ask you to reveal your homosexuality?
"Yes he did but I was not ready and he understood. I was scared to draw attention on me. Of course our friends knew."
And your parents?
"I think they knew but we never talked about it. Things were not easy in my family. My father drank and was psychologically very abusive: he used to tell my brother and myself that we weren't good for anything. It is not a coincidence that I grew up being very shy."
|by ImaMess||reply 21||12/07/2012|
He was also a gorgeous Prince in The Slipper and the Rose. Best looking fairy tale prince ever. I compare all others to him.
|by ImaMess||reply 22||12/07/2012|
R22 i haven't seen those yet. I will when i find them available somewhere. Nice.
|by ImaMess||reply 23||12/07/2012|
' The Last Wave' is a very peculiar film. The plot:A Sydney lawyer(Richard Chamberlain) defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself.
A Peter Weir film. You remember Peter Weir, don't you? He also directed 'Dead Poets Society', 'The Truman Show','Picnic at Hanging Rock' and 'Gallipoli' among others. He is a first-rate director.
Have you seen this film? You liked it? I found it creepy and pessimistic but i liked it. It's not a film for those who are looking for an one-dimensional interpretation in a movie. Richard gives an extraordinary performance,he is just wonderful in it.
|by ImaMess||reply 24||12/07/2012|
Richard had a delicate charm. He is an outstanding actor.
|by ImaMess||reply 25||12/07/2012|
It goes to show you how young most posters are here on DL. No one has mentioned Dr. Kildare, though most of the studio shots here are from that era.
Aa I'm in my 60s, I can't help but associate Chamberlain with his initial fame on the TV series Dr. Kildare. That kind of spectacular notoriety is rare in TV today. He was a huge heart throb and I can well remember all the girls in my junior high wearing the popular Dr. Kildare white high-collared intern shirts to school every day.
Of course, I was far more enamored with his swarthy TV rival Ben Casey, played by Vince Edwards.
|by ImaMess||reply 26||12/07/2012|
I would love to find somewhere 'The Music Lovers' with Richard. He portrays Tchaikovsky in it! Has anybody seen that? Glenda Jackson plays his nymphomaniac wife.
|by ImaMess||reply 27||12/07/2012|
Senior moment what's your favourite Richard Chamberlain movie?
|by ImaMess||reply 28||12/07/2012|
I googled Ben Casey. He was more virile and masculine than Richard, but Richard was more beautiful. They were both hot, of course...
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|by ImaMess||reply 31||12/07/2012|
R30 i punch ya!
|by ImaMess||reply 32||12/07/2012|
Senior Moment that Vince Edwards was as hairy as a bear. A hot bear though. Nice!
|by ImaMess||reply 33||12/07/2012|
I found a nude photo of Mr Vince Edwards...you probably have seen this naughty R26! Was he bisexual? You know?
|by ImaMess||reply 34||12/07/2012|
We read a page from the book of Chuck Chamberlain, the father of Miss Richard, each morning. It has helped us enormously.
|by ImaMess||reply 35||12/07/2012|
It's nice to think someone this gorgeous was having gay sex.
|by ImaMess||reply 36||12/07/2012|
Sad they broke up. My ex used to play bridge with RC's bf in L.A. He said they would probably last forever. But then nothing lasts forever, does it?
|by ImaMess||reply 37||12/07/2012|
I had heard they parted R20. They met in the European Health Spa on 59th between Park and Lex in the 70s. Cannot remember his partner's name. He was a dancer and a pretty good friend of a friend of mine (Danny) who introduced them as told by Danny, not that they needed it! Both were regulars at that gym for a couple years. I always thought of the partner as a mini version of Richard.
|by ImaMess||reply 38||12/07/2012|
[quote] I always thought of the partner as a mini version of Richard.
That would make sense. Chamberlain was a narcissist, which he freely admits. When they asked him if there were any differences in dating someone so much younger, Chamberlain said: "Until I was 60 I looked younger than my age so there wasn't a problem." He tied his question to looks rather than anything deeper.
|by ImaMess||reply 39||12/07/2012|
Richard Might have been not publicly out but sure his friends and coworkers knew. He and Hudson and the rest of the gay actors of that generation were "out" in their private lives.
|by ImaMess||reply 40||12/07/2012|
Lol, yes R36, it's nice fantasizing about gorgeous men or women having sex anyway. Yes, he was so...yummy.
|by ImaMess||reply 41||12/07/2012|
Yes, it's so sad to see people break up after many years of partnership. I daresay that if Richard was with someone not so young, they would still be together. What do you think...?
|by ImaMess||reply 42||12/07/2012|
Extended shirtless scene in Joy in the Morning
|by ImaMess||reply 43||12/07/2012|
Here's Dick on What's My Line?
Mind you, he really was just about the biggest, hottest TV star of the moment but I don't think a single panelist knew his real name. They were just too old!
|by ImaMess||reply 44||12/07/2012|
Richard Chamberlain was outstanding in his youth.
|by ImaMess||reply 45||12/07/2012|
He was very handsome, but he didn't have that extra something that makes a big star.
|by ImaMess||reply 47||12/07/2012|
Parents can be so stupid and ignorant. Oh God!
|by ImaMess||reply 49||12/07/2012|
Oh God, R48, i remember you. You have said the same thing on a Steve McQueen thread. Damn you! Lol!
|by ImaMess||reply 50||12/07/2012|
For a gay actor, he sure knows how to kiss a girl and look like he means it.
|by ImaMess||reply 51||12/07/2012|
So ironic they wanted him for the role of Daniel Reece on Dynasty. He declined and the role went to Rock Hudson instead.
|by ImaMess||reply 52||12/07/2012|
I got your number, hussy!
|by ImaMess||reply 53||12/07/2012|
Why do they always ask gay men about their sexual experience with women, but never ask straight men about their sexual experience with men?
|by ImaMess||reply 54||12/07/2012|
Because they can...
|by ImaMess||reply 55||12/07/2012|
He was very good in Petulia (1968).
Everyone was very good in Petulia.
If ever there's an underrated film It's Petulia. One of the best American films of the 1960s.
Check out the trailer @ link
|by ImaMess||reply 56||12/07/2012|
I saw him earlier this year in "The Heiress" with Julia Duffy and Heather Tom. He was excellent!
|by ImaMess||reply 57||12/07/2012|
He was and still is a very moving actor. He can't live you indifferent with his performances.
He was soooo beautiful!
|by ImaMess||reply 58||12/07/2012|
R56, yes he was awesome in Petulia. What a role he had! Creepy and interesting.
|by ImaMess||reply 59||12/07/2012|
The Thorn Birds...
He was sublime in it.
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|by ImaMess||reply 61||12/07/2012|
I loved his swashbuckling looks in "The Three Musketeers". Or should I say 'swishbuckling'?
|by ImaMess||reply 62||12/07/2012|
lol, yes R62, 'The Three Musketeers'! Nice one too.
Richard and Jane Fonda below...
|by ImaMess||reply 63||12/07/2012|
And he's wonderful as a conflicted gay Tchaikovsky in Ken Russell's gorgeous wacky The Music Lovers and very brave to take on that role in 1970 when he was still very much leading man material.
Is it really not on DVD?
|by ImaMess||reply 64||12/07/2012|
It is, but i'm looking for English subtitles for it.
No subtitles yet.
|by ImaMess||reply 65||12/07/2012|
Richard in a red sweater...I love red on him.
|by ImaMess||reply 66||12/07/2012|
God! I discovered that Richard was as hairy as a bear. I didn't know that! Look at him, he is in the pool.
|by ImaMess||reply 67||12/07/2012|
I would love to see this movie too.
|by ImaMess||reply 68||12/07/2012|
Richard with Julie Christie
|by ImaMess||reply 69||12/07/2012|
Hot hot hot!
|by ImaMess||reply 70||12/07/2012|
I worked on a play he was in in the early 1980s. He was very handsome, of course, but quite modest and unassuming, perfectly sweet and undemanding, kept to himself, really kind of dull.
He sorta flirted with a young blonde (male)intern but I don't think it went anywhere.
I always had a feeling that his dullness as a person is what kept him from being a bigger star. He didn't seem like someone who would have made much of a splash socially in Hollywood. I suppose that discreetness came from being closeted.
|by ImaMess||reply 71||12/07/2012|
R71 Richard has said that he was actually shy. Shyness is not only a characteristic of the closeted people. It's just an aspect of one's character.
|by ImaMess||reply 72||12/07/2012|
Richard in his youth was...a stunner!
|by ImaMess||reply 73||12/07/2012|
R71, by the way discreetness can be very sexy and not dull at all... To each their own, of course!
|by ImaMess||reply 74||12/07/2012|
Sorry, but I maintain if you grow up with looks like Richard's and you're shy, well....you're hding something.
|by ImaMess||reply 75||12/07/2012|
Well, Richard said in an interview:
"Things were not easy in my family. My father drank and was psychologically very abusive: he used to tell my brother and myself that we weren't good for anything. It is not a coincidence that I grew up being very shy."
|by ImaMess||reply 76||12/07/2012|
His eyes are so beautiful and expressive. It's not only the colour, it's the expression as well.
|by ImaMess||reply 77||12/07/2012|
Shirtless, hairy...and beautiful!
|by ImaMess||reply 78||12/07/2012|
Is he blond in this photo or it's the lighting?
|by ImaMess||reply 79||12/07/2012|
He and James Franciscus bore a strong resemblance to each other . . . should have been cast as brothers.
|by ImaMess||reply 80||12/07/2012|
He had a fragile beauty. He seemed so sensitive, you almost wouldn't dare to touch him sometimes for fear of hurting him.
|by ImaMess||reply 81||12/07/2012|
R81, James Franciscus hadn't the elegance Richard had. He seemed like a slimy and apish version of Richard. Hehehe! But he was sexy...
|by ImaMess||reply 82||12/07/2012|
|by ImaMess||reply 83||12/07/2012|
Laying on a boat...
|by ImaMess||reply 84||12/07/2012|
Richard is not just a brilliant actor. He seems a to be a man with many sensitivities and actually he seems to be a nice guy and definitely not the asshole type. He is elegant and sweet and his soul is in his deep beautiful eyes.
|by ImaMess||reply 85||12/07/2012|
Post for Richard bitches! I have to go now. See you! Pooooooost for Richard!
|by ImaMess||reply 86||12/07/2012|
I always remember this scene from Thorn Birds. He was a hot man.
|by ImaMess||reply 87||12/08/2012|
Did Marty and Dick break-up after the autobio?
|by ImaMess||reply 88||12/08/2012|
Excellent scene R87. Thank you for posting it. He was incredible.
|by ImaMess||reply 89||12/08/2012|
R88, i wish i could also knew more about their separation. If someone could inform us! I find people who have a longtime partner in their lives very interesting and mysterious.
|by ImaMess||reply 90||12/08/2012|
[quote]Laying on a boat...
Oh, dear. (Unless there was another man involved tha we can't see.)
|by ImaMess||reply 91||12/08/2012|
A few years ago a local station ran a full weekend's worth of old TV shows that are rarely seen anymore, including a couple of "Dr. Kildares." What surprised me was that they were in black and white. I watched "Kildare" in its original run as a little kid, but we didn't have a color TV then. I guess I always assumed (because it was on NBC, which was the pioneer in color) it was broadcast in color.
|by ImaMess||reply 93||12/08/2012|
r92 meet r30
|by ImaMess||reply 94||12/08/2012|
Did any of you eldergays nail him when he was on Dr. Kildare?
He was so hot then
|by ImaMess||reply 95||12/08/2012|
|by ImaMess||reply 96||12/08/2012|
Beautiful hands, beautiful face
|by ImaMess||reply 97||12/09/2012|
You like him?
Of course you do.
|by ImaMess||reply 98||12/09/2012|
Richard you were one of the most beautiful men i have ever seen and as i read about you, you were not a gay whore. You could stand by your man.
|by ImaMess||reply 99||12/09/2012|
Amazing and touching.
I like sensitive beautiful people.
|by ImaMess||reply 100||12/09/2012|
Don't get me wrong though. One can be ugly and very sensitive and awesome too. It depends on the person.
|by ImaMess||reply 101||12/09/2012|
In a way, when younger, he looks like a 'pretty' Ben Affleck.
|by ImaMess||reply 102||12/09/2012|
R102 Young Richard Chamberlain looks like a 'pretty' version of Ben Affleck? Yes you are right!
|by ImaMess||reply 103||12/09/2012|
You are very observant some of you guys. I like that.
|by ImaMess||reply 104||12/09/2012|
Richard Chamberlain had a sexual fling with prince Philip when ,of course, they were much younger. Phillip saw Richard and he thought Richard was beautiful and apparently he couldn't resist Richard. They said that is one of the things Richard did not put in his autobiography.
|by ImaMess||reply 105||12/09/2012|
R105, it could be true, although i haven't heard that before, but there is much gossip going on about Prince Phillip's gay affairs among others.
|by ImaMess||reply 106||12/09/2012|
He was so beautiful. What a waste that he never did drag.
He could have been as beautiful in the 20th century as Cillian Murphy is in the 21st.
|by ImaMess||reply 107||12/09/2012|
Richard in the metaphysical drama/mystery/thriller 'The Last Wave'
|by ImaMess||reply 108||12/09/2012|
Richard Chamberlain's blonde look was big in the late 50's, early '60.
Tab Hunter-Troy Donahue ...that was the mold.
You had Richard Chamberlain, Doug McClure, James Franciscus (Mr Novak). They were all handsome, bland, dull, and interchangeable.
|by ImaMess||reply 109||12/09/2012|
Tab Hunter was rather dull but Richard Chamberlain, hell no!
|by ImaMess||reply 110||12/09/2012|
Someone mentioned 'The Slipper and the Rose' with Richard. God, i'm dying too see it! It seems highly watchable!
|by ImaMess||reply 111||12/11/2012|
Richard with a beard
|by ImaMess||reply 112||12/11/2012|
Wasn't he fabulously campy and over the top in The Musketeer films? His faux RP English accent with his sense of fun was a welcome respite to the grim and gritty films of that time.
Did he fuck Tony Curtis on the set of The Man In The Iron Mask? Tony was bi-curious so I wonder if something went down between them.
|by ImaMess||reply 113||12/11/2012|
R113, yes i enjoyed Richard too in The Musketteer films. Campy and delightful indeed. You remember Faye Dunaway in them? Haha.
Yes, i have also read that Tony Curtis was bi-curious but unfortunately i have no idea if they fucked each other. However, i must add that Tony's character was the exact opposite of Richard's. Tony was not shy at all and he could be very provocative with his statements and choices.
On the other hand sex is sex...
|by ImaMess||reply 114||12/11/2012|
Hey R111, I'm the one who mentioned it. You won't be sorry. Beautiful costumes and some fun characters. Eye candy in Richard and his personal "man at arms" or companion (don't know who the actor is) but I always wondered how personal it was between them. There seemed to be some chemistry.
|by ImaMess||reply 115||12/11/2012|
Love the Three Musketeers. Between a young Michael York, a saturnine Oliver Reed and Richard, well, it quite overwhelms me.
|by ImaMess||reply 116||12/11/2012|
R109, I've never thought of Chamberlain as blond, but I've never thought of him as bland either. He was handsome, had a gorgeous body, and grew to be a very good actor. The others you mention were blond and were indeed bland, with the exception of Franciscus, who was also hot and an excellent actor but whose career slowly sank as Chamberlain's rose.
|by ImaMess||reply 117||12/11/2012|
R115 you infatuated me by mentioning this film. I want to see it so badly! I will do my best to find it and watch it. Ty.
|by ImaMess||reply 118||12/11/2012|
It's unfortunately pretty hard to find. You can buy it on Amazon but it's expensive. I found a bootleg copy with Portugese subtitles for about 14 bucks but it's not high quality. If you can afford it spring for the good quality one. I have no clue if they ever run this movie over here.
|by ImaMess||reply 119||12/11/2012|
Thanks for informing me. I'll keep on hoping that i'll manage to see it finally. I must see it!
|by ImaMess||reply 120||12/11/2012|
|by ImaMess||reply 121||12/14/2012|
Bizarrely sexy in here.
|by ImaMess||reply 122||12/16/2012|
Beard and Richard
Not bad at all!
|by ImaMess||reply 123||12/16/2012|
In this photo he is so....SEXY. SEXY BITCH!
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|by ImaMess||reply 126||12/16/2012|
Eyes on fire!
|by ImaMess||reply 127||12/16/2012|
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|by ImaMess||reply 129||12/16/2012|
No words needed
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