Prostitutes enabled the famous men listed on these pages to spend their
valuable time achieving instead of courting, and provided incentives,
inspiration, and rewards for their great accomplishments.
Mankind's best and brightest have always enjoyed the company of prostitutes.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
Danish author of "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling".
In his later years, Hans Christian Andersen visited Paris brothels and
had intercourse there--verbal intercourse!
He spent his time simply conversing with unclothed prostitutes.
Indeed, many modern prostitutes say their customers often just need someone to
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)
Dutch impressionist painter of "The Starry Night".
Vincent Van Gogh liked prostitutes because they accepted him as
a fellow outcast. One, the Flemish Claudia Maria Hoornik, lived with him
for over a year and gave birth to his son, Willem. She modeled for several
of Van Gogh's works. After moving to the town of Arles in southern
France, Van Gogh often visited the local brothel, and made it the subject
of his painting "The Brothel".
H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
British author of The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man.
At the age of 22--while still a university student, and around the
time he wrote his first version of The Time Machine--Herbert George Wells
received his sexual initiation from a prostitute.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
35th President of the United States.
Freewheeling John Fitzgerald Kennedy began his sexual exploits at age 17 in a
Harlem brothel. It is also reported that during his reign as
President he kept mistresses (as "secretaries") on his staff, and had a
quickie with stripper Blaze Starr in a hotel room closet.
Lord Byron (1788-1824)
English poet, author of Don Juan.
Half the money George Noel Gordon, Sixth Lord Byron ever spent went to
over 200 prostitutes and mistresses. The wealthy nobleman began
enjoying their services nightly while attending Trinity College,
Cambridge. In 1818, while living in Venice, Byron rented a palace and
filled it with prostitutes for his enjoyment. He placed Margarita Cogni,
one of his mistresses, in charge of the household.
J.P. Morgan (1837-1913)
American financier and philanthropist.
His chauffeur reported that John Pierpont Morgan frequently
picked up prostitutes in New York City and took them to an apartment
he maintained in neighboring Westchester County.
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