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Moreno, Kissing & Telling

Rita Moreno’s memoir has been released, and it might just be the dirtiest Hollywood biography yet. I’m not saying it’s full of erotic passages — but it’s so honest, dishing the dirt about the misogyny of the place and times, it sure doesn’t spare anyone’s feelings.

The Daily Mail shares details of Moreno’s memoir in an article entitled I only dated Elvis to make Brando jealous: West Side Story star Rita Moreno reveals how the King was a flop in the bedroom. In case that’s not enough of a taste of what’s inside, check out this passage:

And while Presley left her cold, Brando almost forced her suicide, when a botched abortion and his serial infidelity during a turbulent eight-year affair drove her to overdose on sleeping pills.

‘We were locked in the ultimate folie a deux, a crazy love that lasted for years, until one day I quite literally was forced out of a coma and had to choose life over him,’ she says of Brando in a revealing new autobiography, Rita Moreno — A Memoir.

Now 81, she lays bare Hollywood’s ‘golden age’ as a tawdry and misogynistic era, while her description of her relationship with Brando is something he would hardly want on his epitaph.

Her lovers not only included two of the biggest sex symbols of their age but also actors Anthony Quinn and Dennis Hopper, and the celebrated British theatre critic Kenneth Tynan.

The latter, she reveals, frightened her off with his fetish for sado-masochism, sitting her on his lap and making her look through a photo album of men smacking women’s bottoms.

Yes, this book is now on my wishlist.

Also, there’s this:

Her experience of the ‘casting couch’ was unpleasant, losing her virginity to a repulsive agent who forced himself on her with the ‘speed and intimacy of a vaccination’.

And this:

When Brando died aged 80 in 2004, only one piece of film memorabilia was reportedly found in his home – a photo of him from their film The Night Of The Following Day, passionately kissing a naked Moreno.

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