Kim Jong-il, the tyrant in control of North Korea, has been obsessed with Rory Emerald for nearly 40 years, dating back to Emerald’s visit of the Far East country in late 1969. Rory Emerald had been offered a role in the film MASH, being directed by Robert Altman, and decided to visit Korea to learn the language and customs. The coveted role he landed in the film, as Kim Soo-Pak, a Korean mother of three, required tedious research. Emerald’s plan was to reside in Korea for approximately six months, and return just before the filming began. He wanted to learn to speak fluent Korean and he decided to disguise himself as a Korean woman for the duration of his stay in the beautiful country. He lived in the small farming town of Shwangi, and soon became accepted by the community. He made a striking woman, and was courted by many farmers of the area, gently admonishing their futile advances. He/she was often seen in the town, riding a bike, coquettishly laughing at the love struck farm boys. Eventually, Rory (Kim Soo-Pak was the name he used) learned the language and customs quite well. He noticed that many of the older teen farm boys were sexually frustrated, and he/she taught them to use the oxen of the village to satisfy their urges. They were astonished to be taught this by this beautiful, enchanting woman. At this time, Kim Jong-il was the head of Propoganda, and often visited Shwangi, where relatives lived. Even back then, at the tender age of 29, he was an imposing and powerful figure in the country. When he found several of his younger cousins “playing” with the livestock, he became enraged. When he discovered they had been taught, by a local woman, he had her arrested. He was not prepared for the beauty he would encounter. He was smitten with the young Kim Soo-Pak (Emerald) and demanded she become his wife or die.
Emerald was in a terrible fix, and reluctantly agreed to wed the young powerful Korean. The wedding ceremony went well, and Kim Jong-il was anxious to consummate the wedding, and deflower his young bride. So anxious, in fact, that he was unable to perform in a sexual way, which caused Emerald to giggle inadvertently. This further humiliated Kim Jong-il, who silently vowed to destroy his bride. Emerald managed to sneak off the next day, and to get out of the country unscathed, leaving a heartbroken Kim Jong-il in his wake. It was only later, when Kim Jong-il was watching the movie MASH, that he realized that Kim Soo-Pak was indeed Emerald, an American actor. He was sick to his stomach, thinking of all of the tender kisses they had shared, and the feeling of warm love he had felt at the time, silently thanking the Gods for not being able to perform.
The story would have died a silent death had it not been for some heavy duty investigative reporting, in 1989, by Connie Chung. She somehow discovered all of the sordid details, and brought then out in the open on a nationally aired 20/20 episode, broadcast on September 14, 1989. Kim Jong-il was further humiliated, and is still reeling from the exposure. His bizarre attempt to have Chung abducted just prior to the airing of that historical episode proves that the story was true, despite his vehement denials and protests. Rory Emerald was in South America at the time of the broadcast, and could not be reached for comment. When he was finally interviewed, four months later, he smiled coquettishly at the camera and said “Boys don’t kiss and tell”.
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