Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Porfirio Rubirosa


The last post about Harry Belafonte's Dominican connection drew many comments and emails that I thought I would post something about one of the Dominican Republic's most infamous characters, Porfirio Rubirosa. Legend has it that he was well-endowed and could balance a phone book on his erect penis. He was married/attached to some of the richest and most beautiful women in the world, from Doris Duke, Barbara Hutton, Eartha Kitt, Kim Novak and Zsa Zsa Gabor, among many others.

There is a book that was published in September, 2005, that I hear is very good. Anyway, for those that don't know, he had a very interesting life.

6 comments:

John in D.C. said...

Thanks Anthony for posting something, anything. I was starting to go through withdrawal. I agree the privious comments regarding El Rubirosa, the famous son-in-law was facinating indeed. The next suggested topic I would like for you to explore is the ethnic/racial composition of the DR specifically. That would be an excellent topic. Hope you will consider it. Thanks for providing this flow of information to us. Thanks! Looking forward to being there once again in February '06.

Anonymous said...

John in D.C posted a funny and accurate description of my feelings about your blogs Anthony.
I was also starting to go through withdrawl. They are so informative and insightful that I look forward to reading them each time I find a new one. I join the growning chorus who think you should write a book!

Monaga said...

Thank you both for the nice compliments about the blog. Now, I feel guilty about not blogging as often as I should.

Anonymous said...

Any idea of the title of this book on Rubirosa and the author?

Anonymous said...

I've heard this about Rubirosa. Doris Duke was rumored to only want to have sexual intercourse with men who had pepper mills for penises. It is interesting that she was enormously wealthy and of the highest eschelon of society, yet she would search high and low for a big dick.

Anonymous said...

I love the last comment. After all, wasn't Doris only looking for what we're ALL looking for?

Keep it up, Anthony. We love your blogs!