January 09, 2009

Not for Kids who are fans of Barbie ??

BARBIE and Ken are beloved by millions of children - but the people behind the world's most popular dolls were involved in unsavory sexual behavior they kept secret for years, a new book reveals.
In "Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel," out next month, Jerry Oppenheimer reveals that Jack Ryan, the Yale-educated designer who popularized Barbie, was a "full-blown seventies-style swinger" with "a manic need for sexual gratification." Staging orgies at his Bel-Air mansion, Ryan, whose wives included Zsa Zsa Gabor, surrounded himself with busty Barbie clones, including Gwen Florea, who was the "voice of Barbie" in a line of talking dolls, the New York Post's PageSix reports.Ryan's friend, Stephen Gnass, confides to the author: "When Jack talked about creating Barbie . . . it was like listening to somebody talk about a sexual episode, almost like listening to a sexual pervert . . ." Ryan took calls at Mattel from a madam and patronized "high-class call girls to streetwalkers," including a "very thin and child-like" hooker. Barbie and Ken were named after the kids of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler - an honor that plagued Ken, who "grew up embarrassed and humiliated by having an anatomically incorrect boy doll named after him".Despite marrying and having three kids, Ken was a closeted gay, Oppenheimer says, who died of AIDS in 1994.

Source:- http://www.nypost.com/seven/01082009/gossip/pagesix/sex_secrets_of_barbie__ken_149126.htm


Blogger Carolyne said...

I don't know where you get them from Friar, but this is fantastic!

(I was never a Barbie fan and and never had one)!

It was great to see you today, and hear you sounding more like your old self. Keep it up!


8:33 pm, January 09, 2009  

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