The YMRT Sordidness Tracker, Episode 29

January 21, 2015

You Must Remember This often contains wild tales from Hollywood’s colorful past, so much so that it can become difficult to keep track of all the sordid details while you listen to it and pretend to be working, parenting, paying attention to the road, etc.  Now, there’s help.  As you listen to Star Wars Episode III: Hedy Lamarr, this handy Sordidness Tracker will help you follow who was doing what to whom.

Marriages: Six (all failed).

Servants, Drugged: One.

Servants, Undrugged: Multiple.

Affairs: Multiple.

Lawsuits: Even more multiple.

Does Karina Longworth imitate Hedy Lamarr: Yes.

Is it better than her Dustin Hoffman impression: No.

Who else does she imitate: Louis B. Mayer, George Antheil, Franklin Antonio (the Mayer impression is a keeper).

Fascist arms dealers: One.

Adult content/sexual situations: Yes.

Safety pin used in manner clearly in violation of OSHA: One.

Plastic surgeries: Copious.

Small breasts used as foreshadowing: Yes.

Spurious breast enlargement schemes: Yup.

Hedy Lamarr ideas that start at player pianos and end with revolutionizing modern communications technology: One.

Disownings: One.

Bob Hope movie set orgies (alleged): One.

Boarding school lesbianism (alleged): One.

Publicly disowned autobiography: One.

Shoplifting arrests: Two.

Also mentioned: Ecstasy (the movie), Florida, the invasion of Austria.