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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!”

“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!

Rebecca Starr


Nylonsissislut: “Wow hot nice Boy Girl”


Julie77: “Brie, I want to eat your hot ass sweetie!”



Jezaree Robs demonstrates the poodle skirt:




Elisabeth Moss wearing a bikini:

Elisabeth Moss

& Brie



Agness new wedgie shoes:




Brie memes:

& Shirley Brie:

Valley Girls Sally and Cindy

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 A Face in the Crowd:


A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal


and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay was written by Budd Schulberg, based on his short story “Your Arkansas Traveler”, part of his 1953 short story collection, Some Faces in the Crowd.

The story centers on a drifter named Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Griffith, in a role starkly different from the amiable “Sheriff Andy Taylor” persona), who is discovered by the producer Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) of a small-market radio program in rural northeast Arkansas. Rhodes ultimately rises to great fame and influence on national television.

An ambitious office worker at the mattress company, Joey DePalma (Anthony Franciosa), puts together a deal for Rhodes to star in his own show in New York City. The sponsor is Vitajex, an energy supplement which he ingeniously pitches as a yellow pill which will make men energetic and sexually powerful. Rhodes’ fame, influence and ego balloon. Behind the scenes, he berates his staff and betrays Jeffries by eloping with a 17-year-old drum majorette (Lee Remick),


whose baton-twirling act he features on his next TV program. The onetime drifter and his new bride move into a luxury penthouse, while a furious Jeffries demands more money and credit for her role in Rhodes’ success.

The film launched Griffith into stardom, but earned mixed reviews upon its original release. Later decades have seen reappraisals of the movie, and in 2008 A Face in the Crowd was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.


Lonesome Rhodes sez:

“Rednecks, crackers, pea-pickers, shut-ins!”


“Marcia!”  “Marcia!”

Abbey Gale

abbey gale

& Granny



 Cindy Williams


and Sally Fields


went to the same high school in Van Nuys!


Janet Mason (PTA soccer mom!):

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 & Zaina





Brie as Patty:


the other patty

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brie doing the “Patty Duke Show.”

The amazing Patty Duke was mentioned previously in this blog.

However, there was another Patty!

“Patty McCormack (born August 21, 1945) is an American actress with a career in theater, films and television.

She achieved success as a child actress, portrayed Rhoda Penmark,

an eight-year-old sociopath and fledgling serial killer, in The Bad Seed (1954). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film version, The Bad Seed (1956).and received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance (1956).

Her acting career has continued with supporting roles in film and television, including a more recent performance as Pat Nixon in Frost/Nixon (2008).”


Luridly, more brie the bobby-soxer:

and more bobby-soxing with saddle shoes!



Little miss adorable Dawn

Sitting on a tuffet next to her cat

Before the action ensues!


“According to Las Vegas Weekly, the [Liberace] museum,

which exhibited the jewelry, pianos, garish gowns and other artifacts owned by the great pianist, has fallen victim to the economy.

At its peak, the museum rivaled the Hoover Dam as one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions, bringing in more than 400,000 visitors per year. Liberace Foundation Board of Directors Chair Jeffrey Koep informed the staff last week all full and part time positions will be eliminated October 17.”

I visited there about 5 years ago. After which i went to the nearby “Blueberry Hill” coffee shop for a waffle washed down with black coffee. Really old song “Anna” on the jukebox. Is that the fab four? Yes! From an old vee jay album no doubt.  At one time (that would be the seventies) Liberace and Elvis were the biggest entertainers in Vega$.


Sultry “Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) was an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), wealthy matron Emily Eustace Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), and middle-aged housekeeper Alma Brown

in Hud (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.”

In 1949 Her appearance  in The Fountainhead coincided with her on-going affair with her married co-star, Gary Cooper. By 1952, Neal had starred in The Breaking Point,  and Operation Pacific, starring John Wayne. She suffered a nervous breakdown around this time, following the end of her relationship with Cooper, and left Hollywood for New York, returning to Broadway in a revival of The Children’s Hour, in 1952. She also acted in A Roomful of Roses in 1955 and as the mother in The Miracle Worker in 1959. In films, she starred in A Face in the Crowd (1957).”


“Julie Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. Noted for her role as Marge Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons.

Born in Los Angeles, Kavner grew up in Southern California. Known for her improvisation and distinctive voice, Kavner was cast in her first professional acting role as Brenda Morgenstern

in Rhoda in 1974. Following Rhoda, Kavner was cast in The Tracey Ullman Show, which debuted in 1987. The Tracey Ullman Show included a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family. Voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask Kavner to voice Marge. The shorts would eventually be spun off into The Simpsons.

Kavner has been described as “nearly reclusive”; part of her contract says that she will never have to promote The Simpsons on video.”



The mythical summer

(The analog days before personal computers and the internet)

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I was living at the twin palms (actually had two palm trees in front) apartment on Hazletine ave in Van Nuys (Los Angeles). Had a temporary summer job, before my senior year at the university –no summer quarters back then, at a hinge factory, also in Van Nuys. The job consisted of taking the two parts of the hinge, putting them together, placing a pin in each end, and pounding the whole device together with a hammer all at once, then throwing the completed hinge into a box, repeating the entire process until either a scheduled break, lunch, or quitting time. Not too bad of a job because you got to sit at a table, while doing this. They hired a character, who said he was dishonorably discharged from the Navy for slugging an officer–something like that. Anyway this character claimed to be making “skin  flicks” (porno films) for his real job. One day an attractive female walked by, and he told us in obscene detail what he would like to do to her, and flirted with her every time she passed by the table. He didn’t last very long. I think he was fired for drinking booze out in the parking lot during lunch. Don’t know if he ever became famous in the porn industry. In the early days many of the porno stars came from New York to work in Los Angeles.

Back then what they were doing was technically illegal. So very often they liked to film in either Frisco, or Marin county to prevent the LAPD  vice squad from barging in on them.

During that summer I went with my cousin and her boyfriend to Oregon.

We were supposed to stay two weeks, but my cousin’s boyfriend got restless and was allergic to the cats.

So, we went back to LA after only a few days. Really, enjoyed myself in Oregon. The people we were staying with had moved up there from Los Angeles, and were living on welfare. They would get “commodities” such as cheese and beans. This was before Oregon went to food stamps.

Bertrand Russell’s “In Praise of Idleness” comes to mind.

Oh! One day at the temporary employment agency on Van Nuys blvd, they gave me 10 dollars to go across the street to the Bob’s Big Boy restaurant to buy donuts for the guys.

At Bob’s I purchased the donuts, and the waitress gave change for a 20 instead of for a 10.

So, I made 10 buck$ that day and had some donuts–one of my better days!

At the apartment, upstairs lived an older couple. Marge

was at least 50 years old.

Sometimes I could hear them making love. As they were doing it, Marge would sing. How very lovely, and it really turned me on, while i was wearing girlie clothes (some women’s sneakers from the Thrifty drug store, plus some stuff I had swiped from either my cousin or mom) getting off.

That summer Ginger

from the university sent me a letter. I wrote her back telling her that she should visit, and we could use the swimming pool, but she lived in San Pedro, and had the entire Pacific ocean. Don’t think she kept the letter as I am just a hack writer. She did get me to read Betty Freidan’s “Feminine Mystique”, and was trying to fix me up with her roommate — the old story. Ginger, though no great beauty like Michele (recently realized that Michele greatly resembled porn actress Hillary Summers!), but was exceedingly cute, and liked to wear tennis shoes with a skirt –no socks.

During Christmas break of our senior year, this friend of mine was giving me a ride from the dorm back to La Crescenta in his Corvair, with the 8 track player (he liked Johnny Cash –lots of hillbillies in Los Angeles, especially back then), found out that I had recently turned 21, and suggested we stop at this nude bar in Van Nuys. So, we each had a beer, while the woman on the stage  was dancing. She wasn’t entirely nude as she wore some high heels. She kept getting in the  way of the 8 millimeter stag (porno) films that were being shown, while another patron was eating a hamburger for lunch adjacent to the stage, nearly under the almost nude dancing woman.


20 year old porn actress Vanilla Simms showing how its done:


christine woods wearing saddle shoes: