August 10, 1964, Monday. Read the “Chapman Report” REAL GOOD!
Didn’t do anything all day or night, just went up to Lauri’s and looked at her 7th grade yearbook. Saw Jack, Bryan, Craig and Phil. I couldn’t believe how they looked back then. I started reading the “Chapman Report” and couldn’t stop reading it. You wouldn’t believe that book. It’s so dirty. I stayed up until 2:00 in the morning reading about the sex life of six housewives. It told every detail of their bedroom life. Think I’ll read the “Carpetbaggers” next. I’ve gotten so bored that now I have to read dirty books for excitement and they just get me mad and hate men…Animals!
Based on the “Kinsey Reports” where Dr. Alfred Kinsey conducted interviews with thousands of men and women on their sexual habits, Irving Wallace’s blockbuster novel “The Chapman Report” concerns the interviewing of a number of society ladies from a community in California known only as “The Briars”. These interviews, intended to extract data for a book on the sexual habits of married women, lead the reader on a trail through the lives and loves of several very different women, and the men in their lives.
)THE CARPETBAGGERS (1964). The film is such an outrageous mix of Hollywood melodrama, pop psychology and salacious sleaze that it’s fun in a gruesome sort of way. It’s an adaptation of a novel by Harold Robbins, which is one of the best-selling novels of all time, and the movie was also a huge hit (even though it’s much less explicit ;-)). The characters are based on famous movie people of the ’30s (eg Howard Hughes, Jean Harlow, Tom Mix and Joan Crawford).
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