Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 2, 2009
Hollywood's loss of Emmy Award winning actress, singer and dancer, Eartha Kitt, marks the end of an era: when romance was celebrated with style. "I used to get furs and diamonds from men, and they'd open doors for me, lay out the red carpet," she said in the 2006 New York Times interview included in the new Spanish version of "CHASING RUBI: The Truth About Porfirio Rubirosa The Last Playboy", due to be released in February of 2009.
CHASING RUBI: The Truth About Porfirio Rubirosa The Last Playboy", is the first english biography written and publised in 2005 about the notorious Latin Lover and suspeced spy and assassin.
Dubbed the "most exciting woman in the world" by Orson Wells, Eartha Kitt was a self proclaimed "Sex Kitten" whose sultry voice and cat-like purr made her the best of the Catwomen. In the 50s Eartha found herself under the spell of Playboy Diplomat and "International Man of Mystery" Porfirio Rubirosa.
In her autobiography, "I'm still here - Confessions of a sex kitten", she talks abut her first date with Rubirosa: "Handsome? God, was he handsome! I never had the slightest idea he would actually take me out on the town until a note came to my dressing room while in tour dancing in Paris - 'I will pick you up tomorrow night after the show for dinner at Maxim's,' signed 'Rubirosa'. The phone rang the next morning: 'I am calling on behalf of Ambassador Rubirosa,' the male voice said. 'He is confirming his request for dinner at Maxim's tonight. Will that be all right?'"
"'Oh...uh...I have nothing to wear, 'l called out. 'No matter, Mr. Rubirosa has given me instructions to take you wherever you want to go shopping for anything you want - at his expense of course.'… I felt like the heroine of a romantic novel - On our entrance into Maxim's, the violin quartet violined us to a table with orchids, Dom Perignon champagne and Beluga caviar displayed on ice. A box wrapped in blue paper tied with a blue ribbon and a silk rose attached was on the silver plate in front of where I was beckoned to sit. Rubirosa held the chair back as I placed myself very lady-like in place. Aren't you going to open your present?' asked Rubirosa. When I got the box open with all eyes staring at me, the most beautiful string of pearls appeared before me. Simple, chic luxury. My first string of real pearls. I giggled, putting my hands over my mouth to calm my joy."
Eartha Kitt knew she was dating Porfirio Rubirosa the Dominican diplomat, champion polo player and race car driver, best known for his jet setting lifestyle and legendary prowess with women. Rubirosa counted among his wives and lovers Barbara Hutton, Doris Duke, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eva Peron, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Veronica Lake and Patricia Kennedy, among many others. What Eartha Kitt, did not know is that she was dating a potential spy. Also known as Rubi, he first came to the FBI's attention when he was forced to sign a pre-nuptial agreement by the US State Department, prior to the ceremony to wed American million heiresses Doris Duke, due to his involvement with Latin dictator Trujillo. In his heyday, Rubirosa hung out with the likes of Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy and the who's who of International Society.
Authors Isabella and Marty Wall, noted Eartha Kitt in their book CHASING RUBI, describing an evening with Rubirosa: "To me this was all a dream, a Hollywood I had missed when I was in Hollywood. Rubirosa was Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Charles Boyer, Burt Lancaster and Tyrone Power all in one, and I was out on the town with all of them."
Chasing Rubi, the movie, which will reveal interesting new facts about Rubirosa's romances, is in pre-production in Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic. http://www.ChasingRubi.com
Eartha Kitt who made famous the Christmas song "Santa Baby" passed away on Christmas Day, in New York City at the age of the 81. http://www.earthakitt.com/