Back when I was still working, not too long ago, there were buddies, girlfriends, relatives, and stooges!
Now that I am retired there are deadbeats, galoots, sad sacks, and misers!
This from the movie “A face in the crowd”:
“Red necks, crackers, shut-ins, pea pickers!”
Wikipedia: “A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 American drama film starring Andy Griffith (in his film debut), Patricia Neal
and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay is by Budd Schulberg and is based on his short story “Your Arkansas Traveler”, from the collection Some Faces in the Crowd (1953).
The story centers on Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes, a drifter who is discovered by the producer (Neal) of a small-market radio program in rural northeast Arkansas. Rhodes ultimately rises to great fame and influence on national television. The character was inspired by Schulberg’s acquaintance with Will Rogers Jr. The successes of Arthur Godfrey and Tennessee Ernie Ford were also acknowledged in the screenplay.
The film launched Griffith into stardom but got mixed reviews upon its original release. Later decades have seen favorable reappraisals of the movie, and in 2008 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Lee Remick was also in the movie as a majorette:
The Patty Duke Show:
Rebecca Starr ultimate bobby-soxer:
No one out bobby socks Rebecca!
Nylonsissislut: “Wow hot nice Boy Girl”
Julie77: “Brie, I want to eat your hot ass sweetie!”
For the newly emasculated and feminized gurls. The first date was always the most traumatic!
This morning I drove my Mazda SUV to McDonalds’ drive-up window for breakfast.
When I got to the window they said “no charge.” I said: “So, I pay at the next window?” They said: “No the gentleman behind you paid!?!?!?” Perhaps he thought I was a woman as I did not comb my hair just going to pick up my breakfast. Strange. I don’t look or sound as feminine as Sterling Holloway–don’t confuse with Sterling Hayden–no way! (Look it up if you care.) Appreciated the free breakfast! That was so nice compared to the deadbeats and galoots on the internet!
Yesterday I went to buy a leather couch (stimulus money!) Those jack holes I used to work for who repeatedly kept beating me out of promotions no doubt make too much money on their retirements to qualify for stimulus money! Whereas I’m just under the amount to qualify for the maximum! Anyway, there was a very attractive 50 year old woman sitting on the leather couch
I wanted to buy. She had her hair in curls like Shirley Temple! She said: “What a lovely couch”! I talked to her for about a minute. I told the salesman I wanted to buy the couch. “Shirley” then said ” its a really good price.” I said to the salesman: “Is she a shill?”
Also, I’ve noticed lots of sad sacks out there, such as my best friend (miser), and my cousin.
For many months now whenever I do a certain google image search, the following are displayed:
First the mighty three cheers
followed by a picture of middle aged Patty Duke with her coffee mug
“Mental health advocate Patty Duke”
I knew her son’s father wasn’t John Astin (Gomez!) or Desi Arnez Jr., but was the guy she was married to for about a week as DNA has subsequently proved.
Would have been fantastic to watch her movies and TV shows to discuss them with her!
Anyway, next comes
Elli Kasuga from Japan, then the logo
for the brietv.com website, which was almost popular at one time.
A scene from one of my videos.
Me as Shirley.
An album cover of Patty’s
Though not quite as talented a singer as Lesley Gore, Patty did an amazing job, and deserves more appreciation for her singing!
Followed by a wonderful picture of teenage Patty!
Next a painting of Shirley,
located at Peggy Sue’s coffee shop in Yermo Ca.
Finally, if I add the word “porn” to the aforementioned search, Annie Anklets, whom I regard as my internet spouse, even though there is probably no such thing, comes up as “she” is very special to me.
“Infamous” is a 2006 American drama film based on the 1997 book by George Plimpton, Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career. It covers the period from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, during which Truman Capote researched and wrote his bestseller In Cold Blood.
Capote is played by Toby Jones. Sandra Bullock,
Daniel Craig, Lee Pace and Jeff Daniels also have featured roles, with a supporting cast that includes Sigourney Weaver and Hope Davis and a song performance by Gwyneth Paltrow.
According to writer/director Douglas McGrath in his DVD commentary, many of the scenes in Infamous, most notably a dramatic sexual encounter between Capote and inmate Perry Smith (played by Craig), occurred only in McGrath’s imagination. Truman Capote, known in New York City society for his wit and fashion flair as much as he is recognized in literary circles as the celebrated writer of Other Voices, Other Rooms and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, reads a brief article about the murder of a farming family in Holcomb, Kansas, in the back pages of the New York Times of November 16, 1959.
Curious as to how the residents would react to a brutal massacre in their midst, the author and his friend, Harper Lee
(Sandra Bullock), travel from New York to the rural Midwestern town, ostensibly so Capote can interview people for a magazine article. Once there, he realizes there might be enough material for what he eventually describes as a nonfiction novel.
When the new Zody’s store (sort of like a Kmart –by the way I still have my life time Gemco membership card, even though they went belly-up years ago) opened in Burbank, Smiley Burnett (one of Gene Autry’s sidekicks), and Linda Kaye
from “Petticoat Junction” were there. Burnett had a big roll of what looked liked tickets. He would tear off a “ticket” handing them to the people in line as an autograph. It didn’t even look like he signed them. It looked more like his signature was printed on them! After a few years, I threw mine away. Whereas, my uncle, who worked at Universal Studio, obtained a personally autographed photograph from Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. It was one of his prized possessions –really cool.
Substitute teacher was trying to make it as an actor.
He once took over the Enterprise, when Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty, the communications officer, the doctor, George Takai, and even the Russian guy beamed down to some planet.
Also, my mom was going with a gofer at the studios, who acquired a Star Trek script, which I tried to rip off from him, but before he left :”Hey! Where’s that script!?” Somehow I knew it would have value in the future.
Taking trigonometry during the “summer of love.” Dragged off to the “love-in” at Griffith Park –“At the Love-in!”
(Chocolate Watch Band)
Had the kool aid, but not the sugar cubes! The sugar cubes containing LSD will cause you to jump off a freeway overpass, according to badge 714! “Dum De Dum Dum.”
[my cousin donna looks like jane withers –just ask mom!] is an American actress best known for being one of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s, as well as for her portrayal of “Josephine the Plumber” in a series of TV commercials for Comet cleanser in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Withers began her career as a child actress, first on local radio broadcasts in Atlanta, Georgia as “Dixie’s Dainty Dewdrop”. By the age of three, she was singing and imitating adult celebrities. In the early 1930s Withers and her family moved to Hollywood; she worked as an extra and a bit part player in several films in 1932 and 1933.
Withers’s big break came when she landed a supporting role in the 1934 Shirley Temple film Bright Eyes. Her character Joy Smythe was spoiled and obnoxious, a perfect foil to Temple’s sweet personality. In a 2006 interview on TCM’s Private Screenings with Robert Osborne, Withers recalled that she was hesitant to take this role because she had to be so “mean” to Shirley Temple and she thought the public would hate her for it. In a humorous scene of the two little girls playing with dolls, Withers tells Temple that she is going to the kitchen to get “the biggest knife I can find and operate on YOUR doll!” She also tells Temple: “There ain’t any Santa Claus, because my psychoanalyst told me!” Withers received positive notices for her work, and was awarded a long-term contract with Fox.
Withers became one of the top 10 box-office stars in 1937 and 1938. Her popularity was such that Fox gave her “name” co-stars: the Ritz Brothers (in Pack Up Your Troubles) and Gene Autry (in Shooting High). Withers also took a flyer in screenwriting: she wrote the original story filmed as Small Town Deb, under the pseudonym “Jerrie Walters.”
Withers kept working in the 1940s; she made 16 films for Fox, Columbia, and Republic Pictures. Her “sweet sixteen” birthday party was filmed by Paramount for the Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood series.
In 1947, in her early twenties, Withers retired for several years from acting, after marrying wealthy Texas oil man, William P. Moss Jr., and had three children by him. The marriage was not a happy one and lasted only six years. Though she suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, it never stopped Jane’s spirit.
In 1955, she remarried, this time to Kenneth Errair, one-quarter of the harmonizing group “The Four Freshmen.” They had two children. The same year, she earned a supporting role in the film classic, Giant.
In 1955, while filming the movie Giant Jane developed a friendship with James Dean. In the DVD special features she tells the story that Dean had a favorite pink cowboy shirt he wore all the time. He never let it go the laundry for fear it would be lost like the other shirts he had. Withers convinced him to let her wash it for him. She did this often and when he left to go to the race he gave her his shirt to wash and have ready for him when he came back. James Dean died that day in the fateful fatal car wreck in California. Withers still keeps his shirt and the fond memories of him.
By the mid-1960s, Withers gained fame again as “Josephine the Plumber,” a character in a long-running and popular series of television commercials for Comet cleanser, and the veteran TV-ad pitchwoman’s beloved character lasted into the 1970s.
A December 15, 2008 Advertising Age article about Flo, the Progressive Insurance TV commercial character played by Stephanie Courtney, said that Flo, “… is a weirdly sincere, post-modern Josephine the Plumber who just really wants to help. She has: The brand is flourishing.”
Elisabeth Moss was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of musicians. She began acting in 1990.
Since July 2007, she has played secretary turned copywriter Peggy Olson on the AMC dramatic series Mad Men, about Madison Avenue professionals, during the era from 1960 to 1965. In 2009, Moss was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.