In my book Observer: The Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story, a tale of people, greed, envy, manipulation — even crime, I mention that it was a mystery to me how women felt so at ease with Ron. Their conversations were totally different from either the way Ron and I conversed or the nature of conversation I had with our mutual clients.
Even when Ron was “snippy” or condescending to them, the women accepted it well. His acceptance with women, especially wealthy women since that was his target, didn’t seem to exist in the heterosexual world. I began to observe this conundrum early on in my association with Ron, and had numerous opportunities to further observe it as the years passed.
I knew that, in the styling studios of the world, many gay stylists entertained and joked and had fun with their female clientele. I’ve known numerous ladies whose best friend or roommate was a gay man. This was different. Ron was not effeminate, but he enjoyed female interplay as if he were. Of greater interest to me was how he’d taken that odd, seemingly unconditional acceptance women have of gay men, where they let down their defensive shield, and learned how to separate them from their money, using the pseudo-art of interior decorating.
I write of the complexity of Ron Morgan’s personality and how he ultimately ended up married to the Wall Street Journal heiress in my book: Observer: The Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story, a tale of people, greed, envy, manipulation — even crime.