Kasell was running Chicago’s Fair Teens Club for a local department store when she discovered Novak, and helped groom her for a modeling career and a 0 scholarship to the Patricia Stevens Professional Academy.This led to her going to California to demonstrate refrigerators as “Miss Deepfreeze.”The studio contoured her figure by encouraging her to purge 15 pounds.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.
The reporter James Bacon, fresh out of Chicago, was assigned to cover Hollywood for the Associated Press back in 1948. He used to fire people all the time—usually on Christmas Eve.”Henri Soulé, the owner of Le Pavillon and La Côte Basque in New York, detested Cohn and considered him a déclassé Hollywood hood.The man known as “the greatest entertainer in the world” was onstage, the smoke from his cigarette trellising the air.You had to see him: the gorgeous shirt, the cuff links, the way everything billowed.threatened to become a national scandal on the eve of America’s long struggle for civil rights.It started in 1957 at Chicago’s most famous nightclub, Chez Paree.
Cohn wanted to be known as the toughest, meanest mogul in Hollywood.