Yma Sumac, April 24, 1957
Former Los Angeles Police Detective Fred Otash gets some rough treatment during a brawl at Yma Sumac's home in 1957.
|By Jack Smith
Singer Yma Sumac's home yesterday was the scene of the champion brawl in Hollywood's history--featuring the Peruvian beauty herself, her estranged husband, two hot-blooded Inca dancers, three private detectives, a male Peruvian harpist and a collie dog named Prince.
The head-thumping, hair-pulling Donnybrook took place in the entry hall of the Cheviot Hills home as the tension in the Sumac household finally snapped into a shrieking extravaganza with sound effects in two languages, not to mention the barking of the dog.Read more >>>