• August 2012
  • July 2012
  • George Piscitelle

    According to Anthony Summers in Goddess, the mob boss Mickey Cohen engaged in a series of shakedowns involving Hollywood starlets: He would hire “handsome Italian boys” to seduce female stars so that their sex could be recorded. The recordings would then be used to blackmail the stars. This is allegedly what happened with Lana Turner and Johnny Stompanato, who engaged in a violent and abusive affair that ended with Stompanato being shot by Turner’s daughter in 1958. (“Recordings of Turner and Stompanato making love were peddled for hundreds of dollars each,” Summers wrote.)

    The devastatingly handsome 28-year-old George Piscitelle allegedly seduced Marilyn Monroe: Gary Wean from the DA’s office was surveilling Piscitelle when he saw the man leave Plymouth House, a restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, with Monroe, taking her to a motel on Van Nuys Boulevard.

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