KANSAS CITY MEDIA IMPRESARIO CRAIG GLAZER TALKS LIFE AND LADIES TONIGHT!!!
TKC NOTE: Tonight our pal Craig discusses life and love and ladies. Check it . . .
Trouble with the Curves
No, this is not a reference to last year’s Clint Eastwood baseball movie. I’m referring to female body curves. If you are a guy like me who has spent a few decades often dating women who are exotic dancers or who show up in magazines like Penthouse, Playboy and the like than I promise you, you’ve had plenty of trouble with those curves.
I’m often asked, or better said, accused of having long-term relationships with ladies who bare more than their soul at night in dance clubs. My experiences with these ladies started in my late teens right here in Kansas City when I was able to get into strip clubs before my time. Back then, there would only be a handful of young women who were not only built but truly beautiful, most of the girls were older, past it, kind of desperate looking; in short, no one you would want to date or take much of an interest in. However, I did end up dating a few of the hot ones and I must admit seeing them naked on stage and the attention they got from all the men in the clubs was both a turn on and, of course, a red light.
While I dated many actresses and normal women and was even engaged to former Stanfords waitress and now MGM executive Terri Gatewood, I found myself later circling back to the sculpted bodies and sexual madness of exotic dancers and ladies who pose nude for magazines.
The main girl in my life was Christine Dupre, a penthouse centerfold in the Madonna issue years ago who later appeared in small parts in such movies as ‘Armed and Dangerous’ with John Candy and Eugene Levy. I was crazy about the sculpted vixen, we dated off and on for nearly a decade. Most of these women have the usual set of problems, poor parenting, low self-esteem and a fixation more on getting attention than sex itself. As hard as I tried to maneuver Christine into being normal and a real solid girlfriend, she would just never quite complete the course. I met her just before she did her Penthouse layout when she was around 19 years old. I was crazy about her.
As her film and magazine career faded, she turned to bachelor parties and needed an escort on weekends to protect her…that would be me. Those nights would be full of both excitement, jealousy and in the end, explosive sex. Unfortunately that would occur after three or four bachelor parties as we got home around four in the morning. It would be the usual, count the money (which I took none of), listen to her drunken rant about guys pinching and poking her all night and then do all the crazy stuff in bed while wondering all the while where this was going. She was a hard girl to tie down, while she dated me she also dated OJ Simpson and Robin Williams which of course pissed me off. I even flew her to Kansas City years later when I took over Stanford & Sons. I remember being in the Raphael on the Plaza with her while she told me she loved me but that it could never work out. We separated and I didn’t see her again until I screened a boxing picture I did called ‘Latin Legends’ that had a big opening at Stations Casino where she turned up as a middle-weight female boxer who fought on the undercard for ESPN; who was having several boxing matches prior to the opening of the film. In fact, she handed me a copy of ‘Life’ Magazine which featured an article about her as a former stripper turned boxer. PS: She was not only announced by Michael Buffer (he of ‘Let’s get ready to RUMMMMMBBBBBLLLEEE!’ fame) but she won her fight. Oddly, she was accompanied by her live in boyfriend, a rather plump Puerto Rican gentleman who was a computer nerd. As far as I know, they are together to this day. I guess she made the safe choice in taking someone who would never leave her and help take care of her.
I guess you can call it the ‘broken wing’ theory of dating; always trying to fix the unfixable. As time rolled by I would continue to have long-term relationships with these kinds of women including German born Gabrielle Hunsinger who was gorgeous but mean as a snake. I continued in Kansas City with a well-publicized relationship with Black Barbie; of Temptations fame…and oft talked about on 98.9.
Many would say that I am wasting my time with these types of women, that they are too mentally and emotionally vacant to ever live a normal life. Landing the best of the best of these is far from easy because they have lots of options. The relationships are always exciting and wild, but in the end there’s not really anything left in the tank and you both move on. I’m not alone in men that find some type of solace with these wild women; we often read about big-time musicians and movie stars dating and marrying these types of girls. It almost always ends in a disaster. But guys like me just keep on doing it, always hoping to find that beauty with the heart of gold. I guess guys like me feel there, but for the grace of God, go I.
I was on with Johnny Dare last week on 98.9 the Rock and Dare said ‘Lisa Lampanelli was on with me and she heard a rumor you are moving some hot girl into your condo." He then asked me, "What’s her name, I mean, her stage name?" All I could manage was a somewhat sad smile.