Her marriage to Khan, a notorious playboy and womanizer, kept her out of pictures for more than two years, infuriating Cohn and further alienating her fans. Cohn wanted her in one of his pet projects, a biblical epic called until her then husband, Haymes, came into Cohn’s office with a marcelled beard and demanded to be cast as Joseph.“I’ll have that son of a bitch back in Argentina,” Cohn exploded.
(Haymes, an Argentinean native, was always facing deportation.)Instead, Cohn decided to get back at Hayworth.
threatened to become a national scandal on the eve of America’s long struggle for civil rights.
She was Columbia’s resident sex goddess in the 1940s, but she had a bad habit of getting married.
Her first husband was a 40-year-old car salesman named Edward C.
“We started with Mae West, Jean Harlow, Marilyn, then Kim. It’s a terrible comparison, but it’s like betting on the Kentucky Derby.
That fourth horse, I think can do it.”The next girl to walk through Cohn’s door was Marilyn Novak, a shy, plump, large-boned 20-year-old from Chicago with no acting experience but a breathtaking face. Since there was already a Marilyn, the first thing that had to go was her name.
Cohn wanted to be known as the toughest, meanest mogul in Hollywood.
He brandished a riding crop and slashed it across his desk to terrify employees.
He was in the dark and suddenly the spotlight picked him up—he was electric, he was hot, it was almost a sexual thing.
He was singing to Kim Novak, sitting at a stageside table; she had just finished work on Alfred Hitchcock’s the most challenging film of her career.
Then they changed her hair, dyeing it three shades of blond at once.
Columbia Pictures’ house designer Jean Louis was brought in to remake her wardrobe.
Unfortunately for Soulé, Columbia owned the building, and Cohn retaliated by raising Le Pavilion’s rent.