Stanley Ann Dunham was not the first pregnant white American women to visit colonial and protectorial Kenya. Moreover, she wasn’t the first pregnant white American women to fly, via aircraft, both into and out of Kenya.
Nearly nine (9) years before Dunham arrived in Kenya there was Ava Gardner (1922 – 1990).
I wholeheartedly believe that women should be free to do what they please with their bodies, e.g., sexual intercourse, nudism and abortion. I’m particularly fond of the, “If I wanted the Government in womb I’d fuck a Senator,” T-shirts. I believe that women should be free to sleep with as many men, or women for that matter, as the desire or crave.
However, as with all actions there is always a reaction or a consequence of that action. If you are a loose women you could end up pregnant not knowing which sexual partner is the biological father of your child. You could be labeled by your peers as a whore. You could be looked down upon by your peers. You could be looked over as marriage material. You could become infected with a sexually transmitted disease. You could become the target of tunnel-visioned rage (physical attack) perpetrated by one or more jealous lovers.
The way I, Inspector Smith, see it is that if you are seeking a strictly sexual relationship with no strings attached you might enjoy bedding down with women much like Ava Lavinia Gardner and Stanley Ann Dunham. However, if you are looking for love and an exclusive sexual relationship or serial monogamy you should probably not expect to find any of that with the Ava Gardners or Stanley Ann Dunhams. Moreover, chances are that if such women do fall into something like love it will invariably be with a man, or woman for that matter, who has not shown love (other than physical) to them.
If you don’t get it yet then I suggest listening the the song, “Turtles and Whores“. I heard this song while listening to the Bob & Tom morning radio show (I don’t particularly enjoy their radio show but once upon a time it was compulsory that I involuntarily listen to it each morning):
Ava Gardner and her husband Frank Sinatra celebrated their one (1) year wedding anniversary in 1952 while filming “Mogambo” in colonial Kenya. It appears, according to Lee Server’s book (2007), “Ava Gardner: Love Is Nothing“, that Gardner discovered that she was pregnant (not sure how many months along) in November, 1952 while in Kenya at the start of the filming.
After each day of filming Gardner bathed in a bathtub set up and filled by the native Kenyan boy assigned to her. When the British colonial government complained about her appearing naked before the Kenyan natives while bathing, she laughed, threw off her clothes and paraded naked through the camp.
It should also be noted that directly prior to arriving in Africa, while still in the United States, there were reports claiming that after a house party Sinatra found his wife Gardner in bed with actress Lana Turner:
There are also reports to the effect that Sinatra caught his wife and Turner giggling over the sexual prowess of musician Artie Shaw, to whom both women had been married.
Ava Gardner also reputedly had an affair with Bunny Allen while filming in Kenya, despite the presence of her husband Sinatra. Bunny Allen was a white hunter appointed to shoot elephants (WTF!) for the film’s star, Clark Gable.
Gardner aborted her unborn baby sometime in November or December of 1952 after Garnder flew, via aircraft, with the wife of Robert Surtees (Magambo’s director of photography in Africa), to London, England to a clinic/hospital where the abortion was conducted. Approximate dating and location of the abortion is mentioned in Lee Server’s book.
At some point in Garnder’s life she also had another abortion. She had no children.
We’ve learned here within this report that we don’t know with any degree of certainty who that father of Gardner’s baby was when she pregnant in Kenya in 1952. We’ve also learned that she flew in 1952, with witnesses, both to and from Kenya while pregnant with child.
We also know, from my previous report, “Frank Sinatra in Kenya and Bruce Steadman in Georgia.“, that during that period, i.e., 1952, flight time from colonial/protectorial Kenya to Hollywood, California (USA) could take less than 36 hours.
1. Stanley Ann Dunham wasn’t the first pregnant white American women to fly to colonial/protectorial Kenya.
2. Recorded flight durations, in 1952, from Kenya to the United States: less than 36 hours.
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