Hearne: ’42’ Star Harrison Ford’s Wild Night in Shock Town

strip8n-1-webWhich Harrison Ford will show up here Thursday for the “red carpet” roll out of the new Jackie Robinson movie 42?

Will it be the one who played Han Solo in Star Wars? The one who played Rick Deckard in Blade Runner? Or perhaps the party boy who played himself in the pages of the National Enquirer and other tabloid media while in Wichita?

The town, not the movie.

It was a nice, round dozen years ago when Ford, pictured looking totally toasted in the Enquirer, comfortably ensconced himself among a passel of strippers at a Wichita gentlemen’s club called Passions.

Ford, who likes to fly his own planes, has been known to frequent Wichita on aero shopping adventures. He was a spry 58 then (70 now), when London’s Daily Mail shocked even the Shockers with this tawdry tale:

6a0105349ca980970c010535e54158970b-800wi“Looking a little the worse for wear, Harrison Ford stumbles out of the back door of a seedy strip joint,” it begins. “In the traumatic aftermath of his marriage break-up, the actor had spent hours trawling dimly lit clubs and bars, downing vodka and watching naked dancers.

“His sleazy night out came only days after the multi-millionaire revealed he was splitting up from his wife of 17 years, 49-year-old Melissa Mathison.”

There’s more.

“The actions of the Indiana Jones star bore all the hallmarks of a mid-life crisis as he copes without his long-time partner. Waitresses told how Ford insisted he was ‘Tom the meat processor‘ as he handed out cash to strippers and sat in front of the stage in what dancers have dubbed ‘perverts row.’ ”

For what it’s worth, the “meat processor” may not be in KC long enough tomorrow to locate our “perverts row,” since red carpet events here tend to be both rare and fleeting.

42-Jackie-Robinson-BiopicFord and other cast members will attend a Negro Leagues museum benefit screening of the movie at AMC’s Barry Woods theater up north at 8 p.m., with a “red carpet arrival” slated to commence at 5:30 p.m.

Ford’s alleged romp in Shockerville was something to behold, according to both the photos run in the Enquirer and some of the girls who feted him.

Melyssa Liberty, 25, a waitress at the Pleasures club in Wichita, Kansas, was stunned when he walked in,” the Mail reports.

“‘A lot of the girls didn’t believe it was really Harrison Ford and he wouldn’t let on if they asked,’ she said. ‘I told him straight off when I served him: ‘You know who you look like? Harrison Ford.’ He just smiled at his friend. He ordered vodka on the rocks and I served him six or seven drinks in just an hour. But two more girls, Dusty and Mercedes, went back to sit with them at the table.”

party boyThe Kicker:

“One stripper said: ‘You have to wonder why a guy worth millions of dollars and with what seemed to be a happy family life would wind up handing out five and ten dollar bills to naked women in a Kansas strip club.’

“Ford was seen leaving Pleasures earlier this month in the pictures which emerged last night. The actor was then driven to another strip joint in the town of Derby, ten miles away.”

Come to think of it, Bazooka’s isn’t that far away from Barry Woods…



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7 Responses to Hearne: ’42’ Star Harrison Ford’s Wild Night in Shock Town

  1. chuck says:

    The movie “42” is actually about the fake Apollo Moon Landing.

    “Room 237” explores Kubrick’s “The Shining” and the many references to teh number 42.


    At least I hope this is true, because going to the well for still ANOTHER movie about evil white people from deluded, willfully impercipient, self loathing, ethnomasochistic, Hollywood whack jobs would never sell, right?

  2. CG says:

    Boys just want to have fun. Hey I can’t even list all the movie stars in Hollywood who enjoy the strip clubs, have millions of dollars and plenty of babes. I think the word ‘strange stuff..new…haven’t seen it before’ comes into play. Guys like to look at new model cars/girls that’s all. Not a crime. Many of the comedy stars that come to town like the strip bars, from what I’ve seen they don’t try and go home with the stippers just like to watch and have fun, no big deal. Thats why they have the clubs.

    • Interesting Fact says:

      “Hey I can’t even list all the movie stars in Hollywood”

      Can’t list is short for, I have no clue but want you to think I might really know. Yes we all read TMZ as well and can make a can’t even list.

  3. the dude says:

    If you want the reason why he went there he went with Cessna employees because that is what they (manufacturers) do with spendy clients. Take them to Scotch and Sirloin and then to Michele’s Beach House and other tawdry haunts to thank them for blowing a few hundred G’s on their aircraft. That is how business is done down there.

    • the dude says:

      My friends at Cessna would tell me about that story when they took Ford out, they said he was a pretty cool guy and liked his fleet of aircraft he owned.

    • Interesting Fact says:

      Hey man don’t give us real business men secrets away.

      • the dude says:

        Sorry man, seems like Ford is being maligned a little so someone needs to do a little correcting.

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