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July 5, 2015

Follies of the Madmen #253

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If only Hollywood had made John Carter of Mars in 1979, with Cher as Dejah Thoris, they would have had a surefire hit!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 05, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Hollywood, Movies, Music, Advertising, Science Fiction, 1970's,

January 29, 2013

Sam and Sadie, Hollywood Martyrs

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Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 29, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Hollywood, Insects, 1930's,

January 21, 2012

A Switch on the Witch: Exercising with Broomsticks

For witches-in-training concerned about their figures, Jayne Mansfield offered some tips on how to exercise with a broomstick. From the Long Island Star-Journal, Nov. 3, 1961.

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The exercises:
To slim your waistline: kneel on the floor and raise a broomstick high above your head with both hands, one on each end of the stick. Now, keeping your back straight, bend slowly to the right side until the end of the broom touches the floor; then alternate to the left side. Start with 25 and work up to 50.

To help improve your posture and eliminate protruding shoulder blades: kneel on the floor holding the broomstick high above your head. Now, bend your elbows as you slowly lower the broomstick down behind your back, gradually straightening your arms until the broomstick is even with your lower hips. Raise broomstick back to beginning position and repeat exercise 10 times, eventually working up to 25.

Unfortunately the article didn't include pics of Jayne exercising with her broomstick. So here's a few gratuitous shots of her in exercise-like poses. Just imagine the broomstick is there:





Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 21, 2012 - Comments (10)
Category: Exercise and Fitness, Hollywood,

May 25, 2011

Follies of the Mad Men #142



1) Brenda Vaccaro is scary and threatening.

2) Not a mother, but will have her say anyhow.

3) Plastic better than cardboard?

4) Giant swimming pool = all the embarrassing flood dangers women risk if wrong tampon is chosen.

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 25, 2011 - Comments (13)
Category: Body, Blood, Business, Advertising, Products, Hollywood, Hygiene, Body Fluids, 1980's,

February 5, 2010

Go Ahead, Waste My Time

Yes, my title is a really lousy rendition of the "Go ahead, make my day" line as uttered by Clint Eastwood in Sudden Impact. But it's relevant because this post is about a website dedicated to some of the cheesiest lines ever spoken in action movies. The Quotable Action Hero blog is guaranteed to waste at least fifteen minutes of your life. So what's weird about it? It may just be a matter of opinion, but these are not your typical quotations. In fact, if the blog author didn't include the movie's name along with the quote, I would have no idea where most of these lines came from. What do you think?

Posted By: Nethie - Fri Feb 05, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies, Pop Culture,

January 16, 2009

Psych-Out

Once you have experienced the 1968 film PSYCH-OUT, you will be unable to return to your square, plastic, uptight lifestyle. Just the sight of Jack Nicholson's fake ponytail alone will trip you out!



Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 16, 2009 - Comments (9)
Category: Bums, Hobos, Tramps, Beggars, Panhandlers and Other Streetpeople, Costumes and Masks, Drugs, Fads, Fashion, Hair Styling, History, Hollywood, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Movies, Music, Regionalism, Sexuality, Stereotypes and Cliches, Surrealism, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960's, Posters, Dance, Body Painting, Facial Hair,

September 16, 2008

George Putnam, RIP

TV newscaster George Putnam has died. Read his LOS ANGELES TIMES obituary here.

Putnam was frequently cited as the inspiration for the Ted Baxter character on THE MARY TYLER MOORE show.

Make your own judgment based on the videos below.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 16, 2008 - Comments (5)
Category: Centuries, Death, Obituaries, Entertainment, Actors, Hollywood, ShowBiz, Stupidity, Television,

August 27, 2008

Follies of the Mad Men #15

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[From Life for May 22 1964.]

Our booze appeals mainly to Eighteenth-century highwaymen.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 27, 2008 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Celebrities, Crime, History, Hollywood, Inebriation and Intoxicants, 1960's,

August 26, 2008

Wild Women of Wongo

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I'm just now recovered from my viewing of THE WILD WOMEN OF WONGO. But I still cannot say what my favorite moment is from the film. Perhaps the wild dance ordered by the High Priestess. Perhaps the endless scene where our heroine, the cute-as-a-button redhead Jean Hawkshaw, to the right here, wrestles underwater with a rubber alligator.

You'll have to decide for yourself. First, take a look at the unfortunately bleached-out trailer. Then view the whole film--in glorious "Pathecolor"--on YouTube, in several parts, with the first one featured after the trailer.

Also on YouTube is the MST3K version.








Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 26, 2008 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Domestic, Marriage, Family, Hollywood, Movies, Gender, Men, Women, Foreign Customs, 1950's, Dance,

August 25, 2008

The South Will Collect Its Pensions Again!

How weird is it that there are still Confederate Widows alive? Although one named Maudie Hopkins died just recently, experts claim there are still other women alive who were once married to men who fought for the Confederacy. Obviously this bestselling novel will still have relevance for some time yet.



Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 25, 2008 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Death, Obituaries, History, Historical Figure, Hollywood, Literature, Books, Regionalism, War, Cartoons, Marriage,

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