Lovely Tribute Video to Barbara Payton, ‘Queen of the Nightclubs’ on the Sunset Strip

From John O’Dowd, author of the great bio of Barbara Payton, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye“:

Barbara Payton reached the pinnacle of Hollywood in 1950. Blonde and beautiful, her libido was robust, her taste ribald; her lovers formed a who’s who of Hollywood leading men from Bob Hope, George Raft, Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, Guy Madison to Tarzan — with dozens and dozens of lesser lights in between. The tabloids feasted on her liaisons. When she flouted Hollywood’s code by taking on a black lover in 1955, her career was over at age 27. She went from making $10,000 a week at Warner Brothers to utter destitution and ruin, turning tricks for $5 on Sunset Strip.

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  1. I agree with you, Jon. The video is touching, and very well done.

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