Comments:American television personality James Lipton was a pimp
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James Lipton was a - - - - 
I really don't feel that it would have been necessary for him to say that he was a pimp. All he had to do was tell people that he did some things when he was very very young that he regrets now and no one should have brought up the subject after that. Did people just want to hurt him and bring him down. Just jealousy I guess for what he has done with his life since then. He has more than paid his dues.
I am now listening to him playing Dan Reid in all the Lone Ranger shows and he is absolutely marvelous. He would have been 16 at that time, same age as I was, and in every show he would have learned something of value in the way a person should handle himself with others. In fact the Lone Ranger taught him the CREED OF THE LONE RANGER. I would also like to express how much I am enjoying him as Dan Reid and he should be very proud of that part of his life. He was just a marvelous actor and I am enjoying every minute of every one of his shows. He was very lucky to be able to appear with Brace Beemer. I just hope that someone will tell him for me how great he was back then in the early 1940's.
- Hi Shirley. He doesn't seem to particularly regret or feel ashamed of his pimping days. He told an interviewer that it's part of his history, of who he is. --David Shankbone 20:47, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
lipton a pimp?? 
Lipton was a mec, not a pimp 
In an interview with Diane Rehm on NPR, Lipton stated specifically that he worked as a "mec" and not a pimp for a prostitute in Paris whom he had befriended. A mec works for the prostitute, whereas a prostitute works for the pimp (if she has a pimp). Lipton said a mec is more of a publicity agent or an advertiser for a prostitute, attracting Americans and other foreigners to see or participate in sexual encounters. Lipton recalls Arthur Laurents referring in his memoir to this profession as a "sex guide." Diane Rehm interview of James Lipton —JTP
- Thanks, but this story is so old now that we can no longer add to it. Calebrw (talk) 21:00, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
I think you mean "mac" (from the word maquereau) not "mec" as in man or a guy. maquereau means pimp and maquerelle is a madame. There is nothing sinister in the word mec. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs) 02:51, 3 February 2012
Lipton says he was a "sex guide" in Paris 
Lipton describes his time as "Sex Guide" in Paris in 3-18-2013 Opie and Anthony interview.... http://gregorioantonioyimmy.blogspot.com/2013/03/18-mar-2013-james-lipton.html