Entertainers of the Rich and Famous, Part II

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.

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Hungarian composer, pianist, and teacher.

Years before he became a Franciscan Abbe in Rome, Franz Liszt's many lovers included Lola Montez and "La Divine" Marie Duplessis. Both had risen from ordinary prostitutes (if there is such a thing) to rank among Europe's most sought-after courtesans.

Edward VII (1841-1910)
King of Great Britain and Ireland 1901-1910.

When visiting Paris, Albert Edward frequented a brothel called Le Chabanais, where he had a favorite chair for enjoying oral sex. He also liked renowned high-class courtesans: to his amusement, Giulia Barucci removed her gown immediately upon their introduction, and Cora Pearl once arranged to be "served" naked on a huge silver platter during his dinner. He spent time with Caroline "La Belle" Otero as well.

Babe Ruth (1895-1948)
Legendary baseball player.

Wherever his baseball games took him, the voracious George Herman Ruth made love to countless women of all descriptions--including prostitutes. While in St. Louis he rented an entire brothel for a night and, one by one, partook of every lady there. The morning after this vigorous workout, he ate an 18 egg omelet!

Warren G. Harding (1865-1923)
29th President of the United States.

Warren Gamaliel Harding purportedly found an outlet for his insatiable sex drive in brothels. And, during his time as a senator, he began his relationship with Nan Britton--a young college graduate and daughter of a longtime friend--by giving her $30 for sex.

Eva Peron
Ari Onassis (1906-1975)
Greek shipping magnate.

In 1947, Aristotle Socrates Onassis met the famous Eva Peron (aka Evita) of Argentina. She invited him to her holiday villa on the Italian Riviera, where she immediately made love to him. The payment? A check for $10,000 (more like $100,000 today) to be donated to Eva's favorite charity!

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Irish wit and author of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

It is not well known that Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde remained quite heterosexual until at least the age of 32. In fact, during his years as a student at Oxford, Wilde lavished so much money on (female) prostitutes that he told a friend, "One gives them all in one's pockets."

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