Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, December 12, 2009

SP Times: Chesty Morgan: A life more than skin deep

Wadda honochik!! Dick Stello was married to Chesty Morgan? How did I miss this?

She is among the last of the old-time burlesque queens. She values the tease as much as the strip. In San Francisco, she christens a ship in a costume so tight the sailors carry her to the water. Now and again she is arrested, allegedly for letting men next to the stage touch the tops of her breasts. She wants the world to know they are real. Chesty Morgan does not need breast augmentation!

She marries again, in a lonely moment, and moves to Florida. Husband No. 2, a major league umpire named Richard Stello, is a nice man, fun to be around when home, but he is never home — he travels for a living. Of course, so does she. They divorce in 1979.

Still, they keep in touch. He helps her through the death of her oldest daughter in a traffic accident in New York in 1984. She and her ex-husband remain close. He loves her chicken soup with matzo balls. He is killed in an auto accident near Lakeland in December 1987. They had planned to spend the holidays together. She was going to make him soup.

She continues dancing, crying, saving money, crying, investing in the stock market, buying real estate. She dances for the last time in Houston, 1991. She remembers because it is the opening night of the Persian Gulf War. On stage she dances the hoochie koo. Backstage Chesty Morgan is glued to the television with the rest of America.

Repoz Posted: December 12, 2009 at 03:19 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, special topics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. NTNgod Posted: December 12, 2009 at 03:49 AM (#3410632)
A B-movie director, Doris Wishman

That's being very, very forgiving of Wishman, who never did seem to figure out where the camera should be pointed ("random shot of furniture instead of the actors" would be a good drinking game).
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: December 12, 2009 at 04:12 AM (#3410643)
A B-movie director, Doris Wishman

That's being very, very forgiving of Wishman, who never did seem to figure out where the camera should be pointed


hey--she was ahead of her time
   3. Tuque Posted: December 12, 2009 at 04:13 AM (#3410644)
Wow, this is the most tangentially baseball-related article I've ever seen on this site, and that's saying something.

But hey, tits.
   4. Tin Angel Posted: December 12, 2009 at 05:21 AM (#3410664)
Won't somebody around here think of the children???
   5. Downtown Bookie Posted: December 12, 2009 at 05:26 AM (#3410666)
A B-movie director, Doris Wishman

That's being very, very forgiving of Wishman, who never did seem to figure out where the camera should be pointed ("random shot of furniture instead of the actors" would be a good drinking game).


I feel much the same way watching those old World Series highlight films directed by Lew Fonseca. There's nothing to compare to listening to an announcer call a homerun while the camera is focused on the secondbaseman.

DB
   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: December 12, 2009 at 12:23 PM (#3410691)
Dick Stello was married to Chesty Morgan? How did I miss this?

I am shocked, shocked to find out Repoz didn't know this.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogChristian Yelich makes baseball history with second cycle of season
(18 - 1:46am, Sep 19)
Last: flournoy

NewsblogGoin' to Carolina in OMNICHATTER's mind, for September 18, 2018
(102 - 1:25am, Sep 19)
Last: perros

NewsblogHow to fix baseball? Two ways MLB can improve its product without changing the game on the field
(61 - 12:45am, Sep 19)
Last: flournoy

NewsblogOT - 2018 NBA Thread (Pre-Season Edition)
(340 - 12:42am, Sep 19)
Last: stevegamer

Gonfalon CubsThe Final Push
(106 - 12:26am, Sep 19)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOTP 2018 September 17: How Brett Kavanaugh explains his baseball ticket debt
(915 - 12:17am, Sep 19)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (September 2018)
(342 - 11:41pm, Sep 18)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogOT - August/September 2018 College Football thread
(238 - 10:59pm, Sep 18)
Last: this is normal 57i66135. move on, find a new slant

NewsblogSherman - Statistical Revolution Is Killing The Next Generation Of MLB Fans
(29 - 10:18pm, Sep 18)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-18-2018
(51 - 8:42pm, Sep 18)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogWho’s in and who’s out of the MLB postseason?
(13 - 8:35pm, Sep 18)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOrioles match club record with 107th loss, 5-0 to Blue Jays before tiny home crowd
(31 - 8:05pm, Sep 18)
Last: donlock

NewsblogHeard the song of a poet who died in the OMNICHATTER! for Sept. 17, 2018
(123 - 7:56pm, Sep 18)
Last: AT-AT at bat@AT&T

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (2018-19 season begins!)
(781 - 7:42pm, Sep 18)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogNashville Divorces Athletics
(21 - 4:34pm, Sep 18)
Last: Bote Man the walk-off king

Page rendered in 0.2379 seconds
46 querie(s) executed