The YMRT Sordidness Tracker, Episode 30

January 27, 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 IV: Gene Tierney (Or: The Many Loves of Howard Hughes, Chapter 5), this handy Sordidness Tracker will help you follow who was doing what to whom.

Stock Market Crashes: One.

Marriages: Only two!

Howard Hughes, Havin’ Sex: Yes.

Does Karina Longworth imitate Gene Tierney: Yes.

Is it better than her Dustin Hoffman impression: No.

Does Noah Segan reprise his Howard Hughes impression: Yes.

Who is that imitating JFK:  I don’t know.  Joe Quimby?

Is a Morrissey song used as background music: Yes.

Is it “Suedehead”: No.

Number of furniture auctions used to pay for air travel: One.

Freak rainstorms that delay an elopement: One.

Plane crashes in residential neighborhoods that lead to notable mustaches: One.

Careless transfer of a communicable disease with tragic consequences: Yes.

Thank goodness something like that can’t happen today: Yeah, about that…

Goddammit: Right?

Also mentioned: Oleg Cassini’s troubles with money and/or wall-punching, gold-digging phonies, electroshock therapy, international playboys, manic depression.