Tony Perkins Hit On Frank Langella

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Frank Langella. Photo: Broadwayworld.com
Frank Langella's insightful new book, Dropped Names, does just that, devoting a short chapter to each of the famous people he's encountered in his career.

I was most fascinated by the one on Tony Perkins, the Psycho star who visited Langella backstage after a 1960s play.

Langella told Perkins that people kept telling him he was a young version of Perkins, but he couldn't see the resemblance.

Writes Langella:

"We both stood in front of my makeup mirror shoulder to shoulder and stared at each other.

" 'I don't see it,' he said. 'How big is your cock?'

" 'I didn't bring it with me tonight,' I joked.

"We turned and faced each other in silence. There is a way one man stares at another when a sexual encounter may be in the offing that is completely unlike the uncomplicated gaze exchanged with no hint of its possibility."

Tony then said he was going off to the backstage tent of one of the actors, a place where all sorts of feelgood stuff regularly happened.

"If you feel like it," he told Langella, "stop in."

Langella never says if he did so.

But he does reveal that even though Perkins was older than him, Perkins may have wanted to be fathered.

" 'How big is your cock?' may have been more than a come-on," Langella writes.

"In a little boy's mind, Daddy's is always bigger."

So true.

And so typical of Hollywood that they usually cast Perkins as someone in love with a mother figure.

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Anthony Perkins

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Kimmy
Kimmy

My. word. o_o Hmm, what an interesting tidbit. It's not my place nor anyone else to assume/judge on what happen between the two though.

Christopher
Christopher

Ew. I'll never look at Langella the same again if he was one of the down low types. And I really hope they didn't do anything together. 

VonD
VonD

Wait, does Langella swing the male way too? How does he know about that gaze between men attracted to each other if...he hasn't felt it. Or he has? And is or was his "cock" bigger than Perkins's? He should have at least compared them to see who would get to play "Daddy"...

Ovaltine
Ovaltine

So he said yes to Whoopi, but no to hot Tony Perkins lol?

anonTWO
anonTWO

Perkins was not THAT hot.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

You do know that you've just sold probably thousands of copies of Langella's book.

I'm going online at amazon.com right now to get it.

Ron Bruguiere
Ron Bruguiere

During the run of GREENWILLOW at the then Alvin Theatre, now Neil Simon, Tony hit on a stagehand. Oops, all Tony got was a shiner.

Libi
Libi

At first  read that as "a shriner." I'm sure he had them too.

Val
Val

At first I thought you meant Tony Perkins the family values guy. Even after you said "the Psycho star."

Rogie
Rogie

For more accuracy, replace the "Even" in your sentence with "Especially."

Echidna
Echidna

I'm getting a little hot from the thought of these two...let's say flirting.

Joancrawford
Joancrawford

My head is spinning so fast from this story it might not ever stop.

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