Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Porfirio Rubirosa

FLG came across the name today by accident and was intrigued by the listing of his occupation on Wikipedia: Diplomat, polo player, race car driver. Also according to Wikipedia, he "was best known as an international playboy for his jet setting lifestyle and legendary prowess with women."

FLG made a note to pickup a copy of this biography: The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa FLG figures that Rubirosa was either a real life version of the Most Interesting Man in the World or an insufferable cad.

3 comments:

The Ancient said...

Walking, talking object sex -- and a bit of a pirate to boot. All-time favorite of very rich size queens.

Short-time horizons, however, and not a good driver.

Andrew Stevens said...

FLG figures that Rubirosa was either a real life version of the Most Interesting Man in the World or an insufferable cad.

That's not an exclusive or, is it? Surely he was both. (The Most Interesting Man in the World certainly strikes me as an insufferable cad.)

Withywindle said...

Incidentally, he just came up in a footnote in Lukacs' Last European War. He was a diplomat in Vichy France, and his wedding was the highlight of the 1941 social season, or something like that.

 
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