Friday, April 10, 2009

Fave Foto Friday (Dead Icon Edition)

This is probably my favorite photograph of gay porn, superstar, Jack Wrangler as it captured his on-screen essence completely. If you don't know who Mr. Wrangler was, that's OK. He was known to a select group of folks - mainly gay men of a certain age, as well as theater lovers.

Born John Stillman, he was the son of a showbiz couple and had early aspirations of following in his parent's footsteps. Through a series of misadventures, Stillman found his way into gay porn in the very early 70's and managed to carve out a rather successful career playing the macho, fun loving, sex crazed all American Guy.

Besides dirty movies, Wrangler also did live shows. It was during one of these performances in New York City, he met singer, Margret Whiting (who was twenty some years his senior). Reportedly when he told Whiting that he was gay, she replied, "Only around the edges, dear". Be that as it may, the couple married in the early 90's and remained together until his death.

Wrangler continued making blue moves through out the 70's and 80's, and finished up his Boogie Nights by making several straight porn films. When he retired from the business, he became active in the theater, penning musicals and stage productions.

All in all, Jack Wrangler led an extraordinary life by any standards.

He was 63 when he died on Tuesday of this week.


Meanwhile, Mags checks in with her new hair-do for the Easter parade.


missmagnoliathunderpussy said...

Darling Pax, Of course we all know who Margaret Whiting is but I'm shocked, shocked I tell you at finding out that you know who Mr Wrangler was not to mention knowing about his chosen profession. I'll just close my eyes and pretend you met him in the company of Miss Whiting at the anual "April in Paris" ball.

mommanator said...

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mommanator said...

O Ilove the pics today! The horse Yikes where do you em from!