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Marilyn Maxwell  was a platinum blonde, curvaceous movie actress and entertainer who, in addition to appearing in many films and radio programs, also entertained the troops on USO tours .  She started her professional entertaining career as a radio singer while still a teenager before signing with MGM  as a contract player. Among the programs in which she appeared was The Abbott and Costello Show. 
In 1972, Maxwell’s 15-year-old son arrived home from school and found her dead at age 50 of an apparent heart attack, after she had been treated for high blood pressure and pulmonary disease. Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Jack Benny were honorary pall bearers at her funeral.

on vacation in newport oregon back in the nineties i was staying at a reasonably priced motel with an ocean view, whereupon i saw a marilyn maxwell video on cable television.  in the video marilyn, wearin bobby socks and mary jane shoes with her skirt,  was sitting on a fence between two dudes, while they were singing a song called “ohio”. ocaisionally, the dudes would take turns kissing her — it was lovely!

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Ghost World is a 2001 film by Terry Zwigoff, based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. It stars Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi. Although the film was not a box-office blockbuster, it was enormously acclaimed by critics and has established a strong cult following.

The story focuses on the life of two teenage friends, Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), who are outside of the normal high school social order in an unnamed suburb, often assumed to be in or around Los Angeles, where much of the movie was shot.

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molly ringwald (excellent in “pretty in pink”!)

she was born in Roseville, California, just outside of Sacramento, as a young actress, Ringwald appeared in numerous local TV commercials. In 1978, at the age of 10, she was chosen to play Kate in the Second National Tour of Annie, performing in Los Angeles. Turning toward motion pictures, she found her breakout role in Sixteen Candles (1984). Though she played a high school “princess” in her biggest hit, 1985’s The Breakfast Club, Ringwald specialized in portrayals of moody, awkward, brainy, angst-filled characters. Among Ringwald’s movies are Fresh Horses, The Pick-up Artist and Pretty in Pink.

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Article based on information from the mighty Los Angeles Mirror, which no longer exists:



T.C. Jones, male actress

He was one of the newest — and certainly one of the freshest — of the “New Faces of ’56,” a Broadway show directed by Paul Lynde with sketches by a variety of writers, including Neil Simon and his brother Danny.

His name was Thomas Craig Jones, but he was best known as T.C. Jones and he was, according to The Times’ Philip K. Scheuer, “the greatest female impersonator I have seen and heard since Julian Eltinge — and that’s going back a long way.”

In an August 1958 Times story, Charles Stinson described Jones as “a husky, medium-sized fellow in his 30s with a Yul Brynner coiffure and a most affable manner.”

Times movie critic Kevin Thomas said in response to my query: “The 1950s were his decade. He was a terrific entertainer, more a male actress, as Charles Pierce described himself, rather than a traditional female impersonator.

Jones was a Navy veteran and a graduate of Carnegie Tech who appeared on Broadway in 1944 as a dancer in “Sadie Thompson,” starring June Havoc. Before becoming a female impersonator, he had worked as a nightclub emcee, standup comic, dancer and actor. He was married, The Times says, and his wife, Donnie Dickson Jones, told Stinson “I keep his wigs in order.”

Jones portrayer Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, Mae West, Judy Holliday, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn and Ethel Merman. “It is curious, in passing, how impersonators always latch on to the same handful of stars to lampoon,” Scheuer said. “They are the most distinctive!”

And, yes, he did Judy Garland too. The Times said in 1965: “Judy Garland and her rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’ will never be the same after the telling treatment of Jones.” The Times said: “Mrs. Jones has done a splendid job in picking out the proper attire for her husband’s vignettes. Her choice of wigs and outfits matched the mood perfectly.”

He often ended his act by removing his wig to show his bald head.

Although Jones said he planned to return to Broadway in a male role in the fall of 1958, the show apparently fell through and he continued as an impersonator for most of his career, although he did appear in a male role in the 1964 production of “Three Nuts in Search of a Bolt” with Mamie Van Doren.

Jones made several records and occasionally appeared on television, including a Jackie Gleason TV special in 1960 and a cult episode of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” He was in the 1968 Bob Rafelson film “Head,” starring the Monkees. Writing in 1973 on a reappraisal of the film, Charles Champlin said: “One of the lads slugs female impersonator T.C. Jones, then argues with director Rafelson whether it’s right for the image. (The grips and extras shy away from him as from someone unclean.)”

Jones died Sept. 25, 1971, at the age of 50. The Times did not publish an obituary on him.

Julian Eltinge:

I had never heard of Julian Eltinge until I came across some material for sale on EBay. I dug out his photo file and over the weekend found his former home in Silver Lake.

Here’s Eltinge in his prime in an undated picture.

He performed frequently in Los Angeles and appeared at the Mason Opera House in a play titled “The Fascinating Widow,” which received rave reviews.

And he built this house in Silver Lake [Los Angeles].

(Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times)

the former home of Julian Eltinge, 2328 Baxter St. Warning! Baxter is one of those extremely steep streets around Silver Lake. Because of the mature trees, it is quite difficult to see the home from the street. But it is still there. Note: In his later years, he lived in North Hollywood. He died in New York in 1941, somewhere in his mid-50s. The Times noted that he was a “lifelong bachelor,” a vintage code phrase for “gay.”

I feel like such an amateur!

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