14 Jun: Zsa Zsa and the Beverly Hills Cop

Slapping a police officer is rarely a great idea, but it somewhat revived the career of actress and Hollywood personality Zsa Zsa Gabor, whose trial began amidst a media blitz on 14th June, 1989. 

After being pulled over in her $214,000 Rolls Royce convertible, she had assaulted officer Paul Kramer – who then charged her with driving with an open flask of Jack Daniels, and speeding off after being apprehended. 

In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly revisit Gabor’s greatest one-liners, on film and in court; consider how “Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler” ended up being invoked against a motorcycle cop; and reveal how Gabor was spared “the lesbians” in jail… 

Further Reading:

• ‘Remember When Zsa Zsa Gabor Slapped a Motorcycle Cop Across the Face?’ (Jezebel, 2016): https://jezebel.com/remember-when-zsa-zsa-gabor-slapped-a-motorcycle-cop-ac-1787290804

• ‘Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Beverly Hills cop and ‘the slap heard ’round the world’’ (Los Angeles Times, 2016): https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-zsa-zsa-gabor-retrospective-20161219-story.html

• ‘Zsa Zsa Gabor in “The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear” Opening Credits’ (Paramount, 1991):