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Normal Mailer was my super-stud, best lover: Mistress

New York, March 7 (IANS) A mistress of the famous American novelist, film director and journalist Norman Mailer with whom she had a nine-year affair says the brainy author was also a super-stud and her best lover.

Revealing her rip-roaring sexcapades with the twice Pulitzer-winning journalist and screenwriter in the upcoming book ‘Loving Mailer’, former actress and model Carole Mallory says the much married Mailer was the real love of her life.

The book by the seductive model and actress, who also dated Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Rod Stewart, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins and Richard Gere, is due out next month.

Married six times, Mailer died in November 2007. After his death, Mallory sold many of his documents, letters and photographs to Harvard University where he once studied.

According to the New York Post, Mallory, now 68, begins the book, saying, “I wanted to have sex with Warren Beatty,” and then narrates how a 1971 dinner with actor Warren Beatty and director Robert Altman led to a heavy ‘make-out session in the back of a cab and sex on a swivelling Lucite bar stool and then atop a table.’

The actress, who graced the covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Esquire in the 1970s and played memorable roles in “The Stepford Wives” and “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”, says she first met Mailer in 1983.

“Norman was an oxymoron – an overweight senior citizen who was one of the best lovers I ever had,” the Post quotes her saying the book.

She says Mailer never suffered from erectile dysfunction. “Not once. Not in nine years . . . He’d look at me naked in one of those not-so-trashy lingerie get-ups…G-strings, corsets, teddies, suspenders and nothing else…Each week I’d surprise him with a new outfit.

“Each week he’d want to play a new game . . . doctor, manicurist, masseur, Hollywood director (that was his favorite),” the tabloid quotes her saying.

She says he gave her a porn VCR as a Christmas gift in 1990 when he was married to his sixth wife, Norris Church Mailer.

Mallory says she had expected Mailer to mentor her and teach her how to write but ultimately she felt exploited and the relationship went downhill.

“When our relationship ended, I realized that . . . Norman had never been on my team and had been slandering my writing and me behind my back,” she has been quoted by the Post.

–Indo-Asian News Service

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2010-03-07-15:01:06