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A dozen interesting ladies.

January 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Courteney Cox                                       The ‘Dancing in the Dark’ video clip that started it all for Courteney in 1984. Hailing from an affluent family background in Birmingham, Alabama, Courteney Cox was first nationally noticed in the Bruce Springsteen video clip of his 1984 hit Dancing in the Dark. Looking about fourteen years old (she was [...]

The loves in the life of Marilyn Monroe Pt 1.

April 10, 2016 // 12 Comments

  Jim Dougherty was Marilyn’s first husband back when she was known simply as Norma Jean Mortenson, and long before her transformation into the iconic sex symbol that was Marilyn Monroe. ‘I never knew Marilyn Monroe’, he told United Press International in 1990. ‘I knew and loved Norma Jean.’ They began dating in January 1942 when 20 year-old Jim was employed on the night shift at [...]

Jayne Mansfield – a self-made star.

January 15, 2016 // 4 Comments

  Jayne & Jane at the Underwater premiere 1955 In 1955, in Florida, the premiere for a very ordinary movie called Underwater was actually held underwater. Critics and other guests were encouraged to don aqua-lungs and bathing costumes to watch this Jane Russell vehicle at the bottom of a pool! It was a novel idea that did not really work, but it afforded an opportunity to an unknown [...]

Tragic Hollywood – Accidental Deaths ( Pt 2 )

May 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

  I have so far found a total of twenty movie actors who have perished in motor vehicle related accidents. Here are the second group of ten. Next, I shall look at ‘accidental death in fires’.   Sammi Kane Kraft (1992-2012) Sammi only made one movie, the remake of Bad News Bears, the kid’s baseball pic, in 2005. She was selected, not only because of her looks and acting [...]