The Beverly Hills Courier
Reprinted from The Beverly Hills Courier
Jackie’s back, and the cash registers are ringing. Who else, but Jackie Collins with her 27th novel, “Poor Little Bitch Girl,” and its cast of Hollywood’s hump-two-three-four players relentlessly screwing around. Call her the Empress of the Horn Dog Kingdom, Jackie knows her way around the stretch limos, beds, bathrooms and bordellos of the Who’s Who sex addicts in Lotusland and Manhattan. Jackie claims she listens to those constant salacious currents in the winds, and to girlfriends and roués about town who bare all, in more ways than one. When interviewed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Jackie discovered that the b-word was banned from their conversation.
Written in blue ink with her fine penmanship in schoolgirl notebooks, her torrid novels have sold more than 400 million copies in more than forty countries. The first novel was titled “The World Is Full of Married Men,” followed by “The World Is Full of Divorced Women,” then “Lovers and Gamblers,” and “Hollywood Wives,” which was adapted into a 1985 miniseries. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the series starred Candice Bergen, Angie Dickinson, Suzanne Somers, Stefanie Powers, Tony Hopkins, Rod Steiger.
Jackie’s inspiration comes from real life characters that she meets and befriends, a composite of the many coming and going in her life. “Dangerously beautiful people … if anything, my characters are toned down, the truth is more bizarre,” she shrugs, and makes no bones about being privy to extraordinary observations with the Hollywood elite, sports stars and mega-rich nymphos and satyrs. Her late husband, Oscar Lerman, who encouraged her to write, owned the Tramp nightclubs in Los Angeles and London, where she was shocked with “the scandalous things I’d seen time after time.”
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