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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Does Mary still live in Garden Lodge, or what?


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why not?

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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I dunno, I'm just curious.


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Munchsack wrote:


Does Mary still live in Garden Lodge, or what?


Yeah why wouldnt she still be?
That house is beautiful who would want to leave it :)


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 20:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has Mary ever smiled? (other then the day the check cleared)


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stateside fan wrote:

Has Mary ever smiled? (other then the day the check cleared)


Ok...how would we no?
We dont live with her day to day?


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've read alot of bad things about her...the way I see it is....Freddie had to have some reason to leave her what he did. I myself am a fag hag......no offense to Freddie, Mary, or anyone........I have no problem with gay people. I read somewhere that her family disowned her because she was living with freddie...maybe he felt sorry for her. Or maybe they were lovers.....i'm not sure, but she should at least show some repect for the fans. I think repainting the wall day after day is stupid. she should not have painted it in the first place. After his death she told all of his help to leave the house. and it seemed as though she couldn't wait until he passed before she moved in........very disrepectful. Maybe if we heard more from her....something good!..ha!....we may think better of her.............what do u think?.....M.


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I respect her. She is the only one from a close group of friends who did not write books revealing all the fucking shit Freddie did. I respect her for respecting Freddie's privacy. Fred would paint over the fucking wall himself, if he could, all he wanted was some privacy.

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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 03:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mary been good she looks after freddie cats
and if freddie didnt like her he wouldnt have left her anything but he did so leave poor mary alone.
or she get his cats on ya lol


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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 04:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 05:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie obviously loved Mary thats definite, she
admitted that the prospect of taking over Garden Lodge after Freddies death filled her with terror.
She also said that rattling around the great house
without him, at first was daunting to say the least. In her words she said she felt very much out of her depth, some of the fans told her she was just the keeper of the house, and that hurt her. It was actually 8 years after Freddies death
before Mary received the bulk of his money, which was a very worrying time, as the taxman had been paid but without the money coming through she didnt know if she could afford to keep the house.

If she painted the walls, why shouldnt she, its her house now, and as Freddie trusted her implicitly while he was alive, I think he left her the house because he knew she would look after it as he would have wanted.

If Garden Lodge had had a hedge surrounding it instead of the wall then it wouldnt have been a bone of contention with the fans in the first place.

I say leave the woman alone, as someone else said
yes she could have written a very good book, but hasnt, and as to Freddies friends leaving the house after his death, I cant imagine a way for
that to happen and everyone to be happy about it, but as far as Jim Hutton is concerned, and his complaints in his book about Mary after the death,
perhaps there was a needle between Jim & Mary, because Freddie had loved them both, and they both had loved him, however Mary was the longest standing of all, and all she has got out of Freddies death is what HE wanted her to have. THAT
is the point.



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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Look i agree with freesia, Freddier wouldnt have left so much to her if he didnt trust her, and no she would look after it all. Its up to her what she dose no one can tell her what to do, freddie would know that and undertands. And Jim well i dont know, i know hw was freddie bf and all and mary was freddies gf, and he loved both of them, but honestly i cant see what Jim as has against MAry. I knoe freddie would of wanted them to get along in prefect happyness. So why the hell arnt they?

Mary is doin what she wants to do and freddie would of wanted that, so just quit it will ya.

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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

chslchs wrote:

Or maybe they were lovers.....i'm not sure, but she should at least show some repect for the fans. I think repainting the wall day after day is stupid. she should not have painted it in the first place. After his death she told all of his help to leave the house. and it seemed as though she couldn't wait until he passed before she moved in........very disrepectful. Maybe if we heard more from her....something good!..ha!....we may think better of her.............what do u think?.....M.


1. they were lovers in the early-mid 70s
2. ffs!!!! - it's her house...YOU show some fucking respect!!!! freddie left HER the house...NOT the fans, and he left it her to be HERS - that's what HE wanted - why can't people now (after 14 years) respect that? - and i don't think he said 'Mary, have the house, but it'll be covered in graffitti forever darling, because some people can't let go the past' did he? - he said 'Mary - have my house - do what it exactly as you want - after all IT'S YOURS'
3. she can do what she wants with it, re-paint the walls a thousand times....if i were her i'd put graffitti-proof paint on it!!!!
4. and she was not being disrespectful by moving in straight away - just think about it for a minute. what happens to empty houses in cities nowadays? burglaries, vandalism, - and if you take a dead rockstars house - then you increase the odds of both - so she moved in and helped to prevent this happening.
5. perhaps she can't afford to keep the staff on, freddie was very generous in life and would probably have paid well over the odds to get the people he wanted. also - why the fuck should she? she doesn'tr owe anyone anything....my guess is that Freddie bequeathed it to her as his measure of acknowledgment of how important he felt she'd been to him from the day he met her to the day he died.

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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think a lot of people have enjoyed bashing Mary Austin for a long time simply because they're jealous of how close she was to Freddie. She was his friend/lover/whatever and it was his business what he left to her and her business what she did with it.


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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JasmineXWarrior wrote:

I think a lot of people have enjoyed bashing Mary Austin for a long time simply because they're jealous of how close she was to Freddie. She was his friend/lover/whatever and it was his business what he left to her and her business what she did with it.



I agree 100%. It was Freddie's wishes what he left her in his will based on his very personal, lifelong bond with her, whatever context that bond was. and thus, we have only to RESPECT that, because that is therefore, respecting what Freddie wanted.


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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote: 3. she can do what she wants with it, re-paint the walls a thousand times....if i were her i'd put graffitti-proof paint on it!!!!



There is graffiti-proof paint on it now, thankfully. I've always been aghast at how anyone could vandalize their hero's property and harass / slag their dearest friends. It definitely is jealousy and envy. I've been within arm's reach of hundreds of celebs as part of a job, but I wouldn't even think of interfering with them or speaking to them on a personal basis outside of what the job required (not a paparazzi, by the way, I hate those fucks). We're outside the circle, plain and simple. Touch the wall at Garden Lodge if you like, but don't screw with the property or anyone who lives there. That need to weasel in on someone's life is just perverted. It's called stalking, and as I've said before, if Freddie were still around, he'd kick the fuckers right in the jewels for messing with his house.

As for Mary, it took her 5 years before she started sleeping in the master bedroom, and she lost her first husband because of all the emotional shit that went with Freddie's estate.

And as for Hutton, well if you got $100,000 and a handshake, wouldn't you hate everything about the bird who got $20,000,000?


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Posted: 16 Dec 05, 00:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie referred to Mary as his common-law-wife.Whether it was in jest or not is beide the point.He loved her enough to trust her with his home and he gave it to her in love.How can someone say the love Freddie and then treat someone he adored like trash?


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