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Rachel Uchitel and the Promotional Touch

The National Enquirer claims that golfer Tiger Woods has been dallying with a woman named Rachel Uchitel.

Uchitel seems to have a certain self-promotional touch in any case. Here she is in a profile from Black Book last year:

Although I’ve been romantically linked to a famous baseball player, a Broadway star, a musician, and various film and television actors, I will never kiss and tell! Some of the simplest things in life make me happy, and I want to end up with someone who truly loves and respects me for who I am.

Who says that about themselves, “I’ve been romantically linked to a famous baseball player”?

A similar example comes a little later in that Black Book story, where Uchitel says:

My grandparents owned and operated El Morocco supperclub in the 1960s; famous people from President John F. Kennedy to Cary Grant frequented the place on a regular basis.

Which is true, but not very accurate.

The El Morocco was opened as a speakeasy in 1931, and its glory days as a Manhattan hotspot were the 1940s and 1950s. It was filled with society and showbiz types then, no doubt. The club was never quite the same after the death of original owner John Perona in 1961. It closed and reopened several times after that, including a stretch as a strip club in the 1990s.

Uchitel’s grandfather, Maurice Uchitel, did own the El Morocco from 1964-70. It was a bit of a miracle if JFK “frequented the place” then, though, since he was killed in 1963.

Cary Grant, in his 60s, made his last two films during that era — Father Goose (1964) and the bizarre Walk, Don’t Run (1966). It’s possible he was at the El Morocco “on a regular basis” then, sure, but not likely in the way suggested.

So just to say that Rachel Uchitel doesn’t seem to mind the spotlight and likes to spice up the story a little bit. Possibly a tricky choice for an assignation if you’re a celeb.

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