Back in the 80's, we were torn between two warring desires: to be an exciting private eye like Laura Holt (Miss Stephanie Zimbalist), and be ravished by Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan); or to be an average suburban housewife like Mrs. King (Mr. Kate Jackson), and boff Scarecrow (Bruce Boxleitner).
While we may have secretly imagined ourselves to be as glamorous as Laura Holt and worthy of a man as elegant as Remington Steele, the truth is, our taste in sweaters and hairstyles more closely resembled Mrs. King's. If she had only popped her collar, the resemblance would be uncanny.
We admit it: we haven't thought of Mark Harmon in a long, long time. But his name suddenly popped up today, for no apparent reason; then we found this photo, and... well, insert your own "popping up" crude comment.
We're ardent admirers of Miss Ruta Lee, who was born on this day in 1936. We've honestly no real clue as to why she's (semi) famous, or what exactly it is that she does - but she's clearly having one swell time doing it. And that, dear hearts, is what life is all about. Kick up your heels and have fun this weekend!
We thought we were being so clever with our last Mystery Guest; but you glamour-addicts know a cool blonde when you see one. ("MJBThird" even correctly named the designer of her frock, which gives you some sort of idea of the crowd we're catering to.) MC, who is one of the most fabulous creatures we know, was the first to name "Tippi" Hedren - and, thrillingly, he was aware that Ms. Hedren was initially billed with quotation marks around her first name; publicity materials from the period also refer to her in this manner. Inexplicable and affected - two adjectives we can often apply to our favorite glamour icons!
As a Grand Prize, MC will not be gifted with the stunningly un-chic wardrobe from Marnie (1964); costume designer Rita Riggs had a fabulous name, but a heavy hand. Her most notable other credits are the TV series All in the Family and Sanford and Son, which pretty much says it all.
c. 1907, the musical comedy star of The Belle of Bohemia, Sally in Our Alley, The Sultan of Sulu, and Twiddle-Twaddle
On the vaudeville circuit, c. 1920's.
Sophie Tucker visits her ailing friend, 1952.
Her 83rd birthday, November 29, 1953.
Actress, singer, suffragette - Trixie Friganza may not be a household name today, but as the photos above amply illustrate, hers was a life that went unwasted and was lived fully. It's an example that we can all benefit from...
We're sure that a woman who has counted Joe Namath, Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, James Dean, Burt Reynolds, Warren Beatty, Henry Kissinger, Bo Belinsky, and (so help us) Rock Hudson among her conquests found further use for that holster outside of her civic duties. No handcuffs in sight, though; Rock must have been borrowing them.