Saturday, February 15, 2014

the strangler,paula hot & jfk

                                                                   Paula Prentiss           imdb

  Hi...I’m NOT the Boston Strangler !!! (re-post)

Boston 1963...WMEX

  Just try to approach or make a date with a female in the midst of the Boston Strangler phenomena!  
  Forget it.  I think I got one airline stewy to go to dinner and that’s about it.
  Girls only dated guys they knew from work or school or whatever and they gave the jaundiced eye to all strangers.
It was boring and frightening...seeing the headline in the morning paper that another body had been found. Ugh.
   Just in from Hollywood...Paula...and different as good be.

   One girl I did have a good time with...interviewing for work and chatting late into the midnight hours for my benefit...was the extremely good looking actress, Paul Prentiss, who was promoting a film with Rock Hudson called “Men’s Favorite Sport”.  (Note:  You can see all of Paula and I do mean ALL in her nude scene in the boat in a later film "Catch 22" check it out!)
   The interview was only about ten minutes but we seemed to hit it off and I was enamored by her beautiful brown eyes and dark hair.  So I came right out and ask her if we could chat later.  She invited me to call her hotel and that evening, late, took my call.  
   We talked for an hour or so and then she invited me to have breakfast with her the next morning.   
   With the light of day Paula must have had a change of I couldn’t get thru to her the next morning.  
She had been asking me a lot of questions about the radio business.  She wondered if her husband, Richard Benjamin, should get into it.  Thank goodness she didn’t push he went on to have an excellent career directing pictures.

     As nice as the Paula Prentiss encounter was...I can’t say the same for Joan Crawford.  But you must understand...Miss Crawford had been at the top of the star list for many years and acted the part in her in-person appearances. It was a tough  interview...and not pleasant for either of us, I’m sure.  

   Two huge stars who came thru Boston almost the same week...and were as different as night and day.
----------------------------- person.

   Mac Richmond(owner of WMEX) must have contributed heavily to the Democrats as he invited me to accompany him to a banquet in Boston featuring President Kennedy.  
    This was in the summer of ‘63 and probably JFK’s last political foray to Boston before November and his trip to Texas.
   The seats were good...up on the dias...and the food was ok (after all it was the Prez eating it too just about a quarter of the way down the table from us.)
   Nothing spectacular was said...unusual for JFK and I found the most interesting element was the secret service and watched them first close up of that kind of thing.
    I remember one eagle eyed and totally concentrated agent moving fairly fast below our dais seats  and was watching a waiter behind me. 
    I got the feeling that that agent would have been over the table and on that waiter at the slightest indiscretion.  It was a interesting side show.  
    Too bad the agents in Dallas weren’t as “concentrated” on their job.  Right?

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