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Kirk Douglas interview in Parade magazine--his date with Joan Crawford


When this movie came out, I remember reading in Parade magazine an interview with Kirk Douglas. As I recall the article, Douglas related that as a young actor in Hollywood, he once went out on a date with Ms. Crawford. He described Crawford as a woman obsessed with being in control of everything. They went to a restaurant for evening dinner, and Crawford insisted on ordering everything and dominating the conversation. When they got back to her house, she pulled Douglas down and they made love on the doorstep. After their front-door sex, she took him up to see her sleeping children securely shackled in their beds. Douglas says "I got out of there in a hurry!"

I was wondering if others remember reading this, and where I can find a copy of the interview.

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This is from Kirk's 1988 autobiography:

``all by herself (she) was equivalent to (my) six sisters and my mother.``

``As soon as the door closed, she slipped out of her dress,``

``There we were on the rug. In the middle of our lovemaking, she murmured, `You`re so clean. It`s wonderful that you shaved your armpits when you made ``Champion.`` ` A real conversation stopper . . . Afterward, we got dressed. She took me upstairs and proudly showed me the two children-how they were strapped so tightly to their beds, how she diapered them so efficiently. It was so professional, clinical, lacking in warmth, like the sex we had just had.``

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Thanks for posting this! I remembered reading the article, but didn't know the source for it (Kirk Douglas' biography).

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...a little bit ironic since he allegedly raped Natalie Wood.

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Kirk Douglas did not rape Natalie Wood, or anyone else. Jesus H. Christ, how does this ridiculous crap get started.

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