Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Leslie Hutchinson

Leslie Hutchinson, born on the spice island of Grenada in 1900, was one of the biggest cabaret stars in the world. (Leslie Hutchinson - Hutch)

And he was a bisexual gigolo.

The 'sensationally well-endowed' Hutch had sexual relationships with Cole Porter, Ivor Novello, and the actress Tallulah Bankhead and royalty.

The Mountbattens

Hutch had an affair with the 'bisexual' Edwina Mountbatten, wife of Lord Mountbatten. (Leslie Hutchinson - Wikipedia)

Reportedly, on one occasion, Lord Mountbatten entered Quaglino's restaurant and told the bandleader: 'I am lonely and sad and drunk. That nigg** Hutch has a pen** like a tree-trunk, and he's fuc**** my wife right now.' (Daily Mail (15th November 2008) )

Reportedly, Mountbatten took an interest in teenage boys. (The Mountbattens and Nehru)

Reportedly, Edwina commissioned Cartier to design a diamond-encrusted penis sheath for Hutch. (Daily Mail (15th November 2008) )

Hutch was 14 when he first visited a brothel, with his father. (Daily Mail (15th November 2008) )

Hutch's father played the organ in the local church. (Leslie Hutchinson)

Having moved to Harlem, Hutch made a name for himself in the world of jazz, and married Ella Byrd, a black Anglo-Chinese girl.

Eventually Hutch had seven children, produced by a variety of different women. One of the children is the singer Chris Hutchinson. (Daily Mail (15th November 2008) )

Cole Porter

When Hutch came to Paris in 1924, he became the gay lover of the composer Cole Porter, who wrote a hit song based on Hutch:

"I should like you all to know

"I'm a famous gigolo..."

The Prince of Wales (Edward VIII) (see also The Duke and Duchess of Windsor)

When Hutch came to England he soon became a favourite singer of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), who was allegedly gay.

Reportedly, Hutch may have had a relationship with Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent and with Princess Margaret. (Daily Mail (15th November 2008) )

Hutch came to own a Rolls-Royce and a large house in Hampstead.

But he died in relative poverty.

Princess Marina (See also The British Royal Family and the Nazis)


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