Entertainers of the Rich and Famous, Part IV

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.

Clark Gable (1901-1960)
American movie star of Gone with the Wind.

Why did William Clark Gable sometimes buy the services of expensive call girls when he could (and often did) go to bed with nearly any woman? His answer: "I can pay [prostitutes] to go away. The others stay around, want a big romance, movie lovemaking."

Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.)
Roman general and statesman.

Gaius Julius Caesar was reputed to possess a virility rivaling his military prowess--an admirable trait in a Roman leader. According to a bawdy song his soldiers sang during their return from the immensely successful Gallic wars, Caesar lavished much money on prostitutes.

Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)
American author of You Can't Go Home Again.

Mamie Smith gave Thomas Clayton Wolfe his sexual initiation at a brothel when he was a student at the University of North Carolina. Wolfe found the experience so delightful that he remained a frequent customer of prostitutes and bordellos for the rest of his life.

Isaac Singer (1811-1875)
Sewing machine inventor and entrepreneur.

Around 1860, it was widely reported that Isaac Merritt Singer was spending some of his vast fortune on prostitutes. Singer also maintained several mistresses simultaneously, and his chauffeur said the inventor frequently stopped at street corners to pick up girls with school books--a common costume for New York prostitutes in those days.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
American author of The Great Gatsby and Tales of the Jazz Age.

A prostitute named Lottie satisfied Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald's sexual desires after his insane wife had to be institutionalized. Fitzgerald and Lottie made love many times, and she gave his ego a much-needed boost by assuring him that skill matters more than size.

Charlie Sheen (1965- )
American movie star of Platoon and Hot Shots!

In 1995, Charlie Sheen announced that he had paid over $53,000 on 27 occassions to the prostitutes of famed Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. Echoing the philosphy of Clark Gable (see above), Sheen said prostitutes were timesavers compared to other women.

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