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.
From Wikipedia: “Sally Field was born in Pasadena, California, to Margaret Field an actress and Richard Dryden Field. Her father was an army officer. Following her parents’ 1950 divorce, her mother married actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney [Tarzan!]. Field alleged in her 2018 memoir that she was sexually abused by Mahoney during her childhood. As a teen, Field attended Portola Middle School and Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, where she was a cheerleader.
Her classmates included actress Cindy Williams. Sally Field is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award. Field began her professional career on television, starring in titular roles on the short-lived sitcom Gidget
(1965–1966) [many people are surprised that Gidget was so short-lived]. In 1976, her career saw a turning point when she garnered critical acclaim of her portrayal of a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder in the television miniseries Sybil,
for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Although her film debut was as an extra in Moon Pilot (1962), her film career escalated during the 1970s with starring roles in successful films including Stay Hungry (1976), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Heroes (1977), The End (1978), and Hooper (1978). Her career further expanded during the 1980s, twice receiving the Academy Award for Best Actress for Norma Rae [The scene where she holds up the “UNION” sign brings tears to my eyes every time] (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984), and continued to appear in a wide range of acclaimed and successful films including Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), Absence of Malice (1981), Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), Murphy’s Romance (1985), Steel Magnolias (1989), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), and Forrest Gump (1994).
In 2010s, her film career saw a resurgence. She starred as Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln[I really need to see this!] (2012).
In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
From Sally: “And then I am not as young as I had been, almost fourteen–and I knew. I knew. I felt both a child, helpless, and not a child. Powerful. This was power. And I owned it. But I wanted to be a child–and yet.” And then he slides from the shower, wet and erect and I don’t know how he ever gets that thing in his pants, since I never see it in any other condition. He gently picks me up and sets me on the bathroom counter. I sit on the cold tile surrounded by mirrors, me in my Saran-wrap dress. He kisses me, not any different than other times. And yet it’s different, it’s different. He sets his penis, as muscular as the rest of him, between my legs and pulls my littleness toward him…and it. He loved me enough not to invade me. He never invaded me. In all the many times. Not really. It would have been one thing if he had held me down and raped me, hurt me. Made me bleed. But he didn’t. Was that love? Was that because he loved me?”
Also, “When “Gidget” was canceled after that one blur of a season, I felt only one quick painful stab and then it was gone. But when I walked away from the girl I loved so much, I didn’t feel crushed. Gidget was still with me, was me. And living with her so relentlessly that year had given me things I hadn’t owned before: a tiny sliver of her confidence, her willingness to be optimistic , and her daring ability to look toward the future.”
More (at the Golden Globes): “With my hair in Shirley Temple ringlets and without any rehearsal, I was connected to the damn wires, and without warning hoisted up like a flag. And off I went. Suddenly I was sailing across the historic Cocoanut Grove wearing a pink taffeta culottes outfit and heading toward the stage at forty-five miles an hour.”
(“In Pieces” by Sally Field)
Sally: “You like me,” she declared. “You really like me.” Brie: Yes they do.
dwt_pippi Commented on Sep 26, 2018 “piss your panty”
22 year old Angelica wearing saddle shoes:
“Driving the freeways in Los Angeles, you seem to travel over the city rather than through it. The houses on either side have no identifable shape or order as they flash by, and the people, if visible, lack real identity. What was Los Angeles like before the freeways? There is no telling now, of course. Streetcars clanged through the streets, hauling their passengers through one neighborhood after another. Before the freeways were built, there were neighborhoods there to travel through.” “The atmosphere at the bakery was remarkable. This was during Prohibition, and there was a very corrupt police force. Cops used to constantly come in there, and we’d give them bread and cakes to keep them happy and they gave us whiskey. And it was quite customary for cops to have girls. The girl would be on probation, and as a matter of fact a cop would set her up and trap her, and would put her in a hotel room to do business for him. That way the cops –a lot of them–had strings of girls, and there was no way to get away. If a girl tried, bang! the cop has her on prostitution.” “The despair of that particular area–honky-tonks, whorehouses, everyone scrounging, scrambling–well, it was just beyond belief. There was a real Depression there.” (Trumbo by Bruce Cook)
From Wikipedia: “Strait-Jacket is a 1964 American horror-thriller film starring Joan Crawford
and Diane Baker in a macabre mother and daughter tale about a series of axe-murders. Released by Columbia Pictures, the film was directed and produced by William Castle. The screenplay was the first of two written for Castle by Robert Bloch, the second being The Night Walker (1964). The film’s plot makes use of the psychological abuse method known as gaslighting.”
Approximately two years ago, I took my new Mazda 6 (paid cash –sniff!) on vacation. Drove down to Santa Nella California and stopped at the Pea Soup Anderson for a rather expensive breakfast, South on I5, then taking highway 41 (to the James Dean cutoff!) to arrive at Morro Bay. It was rather warm for October. Noticed the giant rock, which back in the 70’s you could climb without breaking the law, checked into the motel and then drove to the waterfront and parked the car. There was a line of people waiting for food! So I got in line for a whole hour just to order a crab cocktail. Next time I’ll get an alcoholic drink to enjoy while waiting as they prepare my food. Ate back at the motel. Later after my shower, put on my Rebecca Starr
outfit: school girl flats, lacy bobby socks, pretty panties,short plaid skirt, bra, school girl blouse, ear rings. Inserted anal dildo, and had one of my best orgasims of the year after about an hour making contact with my incubus! Next morning went back to the waterfront, and found the bakery where Jack Lalanne (exercise guru) used to go, when he was still alive, after exercising all morning to get a bran muffin for breakfast. They even had his seat by the fire place marked.
Drove up to Santa Clara, right in the heart of silicone valley.Traveled on down Stevens Creek Blvd to where it became San Carlos Blvd heading toward San Jose. About a mile past Winchester Blvd exists the great falafel stand! Had a falafel and banana shake. In Santa Clara checked into a cheap motel costing over 100 bucks per night! While checking in the clerk said we have free coffee in the morning. I said “No way I’m going to Stan’s donuts!” (best donuts on the planet) So, the next morning brought back Stan’s donuts and coffee to the motel. After which it was now time to drive up to Frisco to catch the boat to Alcatraz Island. I had been to Frisco many times, but had never been to the Island. I was going to go to Alcatraz two years previously with my sister, but an enormous Disney cruise ship came in and bigfooted all the tickets. This time I already had my ticket printed out from my printer in black and white. Got off the freeway too soon because I was worried I would end up on the Bay Bridge! Found a Vallero gas station, pulled in, and locked the Mazda setting the alarm as I had to use the facility. I had to go both #1 and #2 (urinate and defecate for my foreign readers). Looked at my watch noticing that I had one hour to catch my boat. I asked the cute Asian gal working in the gas station how to get to Fisherman’s Warf from there. She said “It’s easy!” then gave me the directions. Got on the boat and proceeded to Alcatraz Island. Upon arrival they tried to corral the people getting off the boat so someone using a bullhorn could expound on the American Indian take over of the island during the early 1970s. I knew the story and kept walking to not waste time. I went up and up, then it would be easier to go down the rest of the tour. Arrived at the cell block and was given some sort of memory device with headphones. So, I can go on the tour at my own speed. Anyway, it was hot and crowded. So, I started hitting the skip button and going faster. Interesting criminal legends such as the birdman and Al Capone inhabited Alcatraz at one time. Would have another celebrity convict except the Whitey Bulger movie was amazingly lousy. Saw the famous exercise yard with the concrete steps and view of Frisco. Time to leave! Long line at the boat, and feared that I would have to wait for the next one, but I got on. Back in the city (Frisco–San Francisco for my foreign readers), I went to a run-down looking but famous restaurant–Sabella Latorre. As I approached a live band was playing “If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear a flower in your hair.” They sounded good too. At the restaurant had clam chowder, crab cocktail, one lobster tail, with Frisco sourdough bread, washed down with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Before the big earthquake of 1989, it was easy getting in and out of there. Just jump on the Embarcadero, which was destroyed by the aforementioned quake. Next day drove to Watsonville to check into the motel, then drove down the pacific coast highway (the PCH for you people in California) to Monterey and had Cioppino for lunch washed down with Chardonnay. Walked around the pier for awhile. When I was a kid my father owned some beach front lots north of there, but the state eminent domained him out making it a state park. Would have made him rich if he could have held onto the land. So, drove back to the motel in Watsonville, where my cousin lived on an apple orchard many years ago before moving north of Monterey by my father’s lots. Next day had breakfast at Casa de Fruita, which has been a road side attraction longer than I’ve been alive. Drove past the big reservoir, which was rather low back then due to the drought. Approaching I5 as highway 33 goes to Gustine Ca, where the oldest living movie star resides. Baby Peggy
child actress from the 1920s, then home by the afternoon.
kirktrack: “sexy panty”
“Elsa Lanchester, who was eking out a living as a nude
model for painters and photographers but aspired to a career as an actress and singer.” (JAMES WHALE A New World of Gods and Monsters by James Curtis)
“It was a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Miss Hopkins
was on duty.I glanced over the desk and was glad she wore a loose dress. If I could get her to walk across the room on some pretext I might be lucky and see her legs moving in silhouette. I always wondered what her legs were like under glistening hose.” (The Road to Los Angeles by John Fante)
July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress.
Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one of cinema’s earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname The Vamp (short for vampire). Bara made more than 40 films between 1914 and 1926, but most are now lost because the 1937 Fox vault fire destroyed most of her films. After her marriage to Charles Brabin in 1921, she made two more feature films and retired from acting in 1926 having never appeared in a sound film.”
“What’s the lady’s name?” I asked. “Uh…Miss Delight,” he said. “Trixie Delight.”
She’s a dancer.” “The Sultan’s Harem?” I asked.
I put on everything new, from panties to an inexpensive black-and-white check dress that Long Boy and I had bought in Tampa. She bought me eight dresses, two pair of shoes, a robe and slippers, two dozen pairs of panties and socks, and a dozen nightgowns and slips.” (PAPER MOON by Joe David Brown)
Tatum O’Neal “Addie” dress
from Paper Moon. (Paramount, 1973) Vintage original, custom tailored, paneled and pleated babydoll dress. Constructed of pink and crème colored cotton with silk collar and cuffs and pink ribbon and cutout applique embellishments. Designed with period blocky art deco motif. Retaining the internal bias label with handwritten, “T. O’Neal”. Worn by O’Neal in her Academy Award winning role and highly visible at the “carnival con” scene and in promotional materials and posters. In vintage fine condition. $12,000 – $15,000″
(March 21, 1927 – July 1, 1968) was an American child actress, popular in Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s.
Weidler made her first film appearance in 1933. Over the next few years, she was cast in minor roles for RKO and Paramount Pictures. Neither studio made more extensive use of her, and when Paramount did not extend her contract, she was signed by MGM in 1938. Her first film for MGM was with their leading male star Mickey Rooney in Love Is a Headache (1938). The film was a success and Weidler was later cast in larger roles. She was one of the all-female cast of the 1939 film The Women, as Norma Shearer’s character’s daughter.
Her next major success was The Philadelphia Story (1940) in which she played Dinah Lord, the witty younger sister of Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn). As a teenager she was less popular with audiences.
After a string of box-office disappointments, her film career ended with the 1943 film Best Foot Forward. At her retirement from the screen at age 16, she had appeared in more than forty films, and had acted with some of the biggest stars of the day, including Clark Gable and Myrna Loy in Too Hot to Handle, Bette Davis in All This and Heaven Too and Judy Garland in Babes on Broadway.
Her older brother, saxophonist George Weidler, (1926–1989) was married to Doris Day from March 1946 to May 1949. Prior to her birth, Weidler’s German-born father, Alfred Weidler, (1886–1966) had been an architect in Hamburg, Germany, but moved the family to Los Angeles in 1923 and went on to become a model builder with 20th Century Fox. Her mother, Margaret (née Meyer), had been an opera singer in Germany.
On March 27, 1947, aged 20, Weidler married Lionel Krisel.
Weidler refused to be interviewed for the remainder of her life, living in private. She remained married to Krisel until her death on July 1, 1968, when she suffered a heart attack in Los Angeles at age 41.”
Surviving the big recession of the 1980s (don’t confuse with the more recent great recession), while living in Reno Nevada, was somehow accomplished. Driving a 1974 Dodge (don’t confuse with the Blues Mobile), and living in a mobile home park near the airport.
had aluminum wiring and two inch thick walls, which soon became illegal due to the new Federal Standards for manufactured housing. On a typical cold day i would wake up around 9 o’clock in the morning to turn on the quartz heater before jumping back into bed with the small black & white portable television on waiting for the room to heat up (never had the money to fix the big central air heater the whole 3 1/2 years there, but the swamp (evaporative) cooler did work for the hot weather). On day Mike, who claimed to be from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, was outside sleeping in my yard. So, i drove him in my heap to downtown Reno (the Horseshoe Casino) for breakfast paid by me. I do believe Mike suffered from schizophrenia . Yelling at the Horseshoe waitress: “I’m Howard Hughes Junior!” Another example was his mind tripping with Jill Saint John
(don’t confuse with Susan Saint James!).
Oh! Incidentally, back then the only casino gambling existing then in the USA was in Nevada and Atlantic City New Jersey!
(October 16, 1923 – April 10, 1965) was an American film actress.
“Darnell was a model as a child, and progressed to theater and film acting as an adolescent. At the encouragement of her mother, she made her first film in 1939, and appeared in supporting roles in big budget films for 20th Century Fox throughout the 1940s. She rose to fame with co-starring roles opposite Tyrone Power in adventure films and established a main character career after her role in Forever Amber (1947). Furthermore, she won critical acclaim for her work in Unfaithfully Yours (1948) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949).
Notorious for her unstable personal life, Darnell was incapable of dealing with Hollywood, and landed in a downward spiral of alcoholism, unsuccessful marriages and highly publicized or scandalous affairs. She failed to receive recognition from the industry and its critics, and largely disappeared from the screen in the 1950s. Darnell died from burns sustained in a house fire in 1965.”
“Having darned and put away the last pair of bobby socks, Corliss went downstairs”
Within the last few months she had been promoted from bobby socks to stockings”
The father in this story was an Attorney. Apparently, the Archers were a prosperous family, and extrapolating backward, the great depression was merely a speed bump for them.
Meet Corliss Archer” was first published in 1942, when the outcome of the war was still uncertain. My copy was published in 1944, and according to what was written inside by a previous owner, was presented as a gift on Dec 1945, with Europe and Asia in rubble, people in the USA must have felt rather smug back then, whereas since 1968 we have been gradually declining ever since. (Actually, you could argue that 1968 was a point of inflection, and the actual decline began around 1977.)
“MEET CORLISS ARCHER” by F. HUGH HERBERT
Cameras both still and motion loved Shirley Temple
like no one else! Shirley portrayed Corliss Archer in the movies.
who lived in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles.
Janet Mason (PTA soccer mom!) wearing a garter belt:
& Rebecca Starr:
The amazing movie “Soldier in the Rain” with Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason, along with Tuesday Weld and Tom Poston (Don’t confuse with Orson Bean!), had a scene where McQueen took polaroid pictures of a soldier in drag,