[Blind Gossip] While many big celebrities in Hollywood are saddened that this industry type is nearing the end of his life, not everyone is in mourning.
We called him The Pool Man because he was one of those industry guys who threw pool parties for the “new boys” just beginning their acting careers. Since he knew all the big players, you believed that he could help you. He was really there just to help himself to the fresh meat.
Fresh meat = Naive young boys.
A lot of the boys were underage. There was an enforced no clothes rule if you were one of the younger guests at the party. He was only interested in boys who were white and young (17 or 18). He would keep them until they aged out (usually at 20 or 21). Then he would replace them with someone younger.
Eventually, even the fresh meat wasn’t fresh enough.
Some of them thought they were lucky because one of his friends would cast them in some bit part or because he paid their college tuition for a semester. Most of them just got used. I sure won’t be shedding any tears when he’s gone.
Industry Guy a.k.a. The Pool Man:
[Optional] Was The Pool Man an opportunist or a predator?