Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Husband the Car

along similar lines is the Serge Gainsbourg-composed "Harley Davidson," a BB classic:

in which she'd rather have her hog than a man ...

Thanks J

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A small fine.

Thanks J.

Twist Barbie

Thanks, Arthur, for reminding me how much I love Shonen Knife - I haven't listened to them in ages!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ankh Power

Jacqueline Susann

Robert Conrad

Wesley Snipes © Michael O'Neill

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The New Animals

I've been going thru a bunch of old clippings lately:

A New York couple wears appropriate faux fur outfits for the opening night of the Cheetah nightclub in 1966. The young man keeps track of his date with a leash around her neck.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Perm Punishment

It was this photo that unleashed a ton of letters to me on flickr - all from men, telling me their tales of secret perm and curler punishment at the hands of their mommies. Who knew? Poor dears. Guess they knew I'm a sympathetic listener as well as a hair hopper.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Thanks, James!

Monday, September 21, 2009

RIP, Arthur Ferrante

NILF Pianist Extraordinaire.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The 'Paris Champagne'

Mr. Ray IS "number one."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

'The Chic'

a Mr. Ray creation!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A few old favorites

click to enlarge.

Password Contestants

I am a big Password fan. I really enjoy taking screenshots of contestants' hair.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

More Cancelled Czechs: Yvonne Přenosilová

Yes, that's right. But wait!

and an op-art version!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Czech it Out!

Karel Gott started me off on a whole tangent and now I can't stop! Sound familiar?

That's right - it's the Small Faces' Sha La La La Lee. Wowsa.

Dig those "Papa Ooo Mow Mow" background vocals. And a Giorgio Moroder composition, but I'm clueless on this.

And in the interest of all things beautiful and ugly, I bring you what is possibly the world's most unattractive band:

is that John Cazale on keyboards?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bum, Bum, Bum

don't get excited. It's really "boom, boom, boom."

Since Fabulon already posted Karel's amazing Lady Karneval, I had to find more! Thanks to Numero 6, who posted Karel on my fbook page in the first place - starting the whole bum, bum, bum. But wait! Here's another Trezor!

Good god! Here he is, singing "Rawhide"!

I must stop now.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Marie 'The Body' McDonald

Read my post on her at FindaDeath.

Martino's Time Machine

My darling galpal in all things glamorous has finally started her own blog! A true daughter of Los Angeles (and I mean that in a good way - her mom was an ultrafab stewardess and her dad is a superhandsome stah - of course they met on the plane), she knows her stuff and is thrilled to share. Be sure to check into the Time Machine.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Shag it!

Couple Doing The Shag At Wild West Party

02/25/1938-New York, NY: Barbara Wall and Fletcher Godfrey, two popular young people about town, appear in appropriate costumes to "shag it" at the Wild-West Party in the Coq Rouge. The affair benefited the Madison Square Boys Club.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Tura Says:

MJ:Tell her we LOVE her!

A: Thank you!

6 said...

Ask TURA : "Just do it!" is her motto, what was the first thing she's done with that in mind?

A: Let's see. I got married. I married a cop (laughs.) Basically just about anything I do is what I want to do. Who can tell me no?

Mavis Martini said...

I'd like to know who HER idols are! Who does she look to for guidance?

A. My father and as far as a female idol, I don't have one. I made my own (laughs.)

6 said...
My second "ask Tura" is, to match more the DL Trade Mark : when she was a lil' girl, what was the first woman artifact she remember using to play a woman?

A. Being a Jehovah's Witness, my mother wouldn't let me wear makeup. So it was a cigarette.

My Third "Ask Tura"is, what is her first personal physical LA/Hollywood male souvenir?

A. He wants to know who was the first star I ever screwed? Tony Bennett.

Muscato said ... Ask her for some good Ted "Astrozombies" Mikels dish!

A. It depends on how high my heels were when I stepped on him.
Me: do you want to want put that on there? Tura: yes.

The Stewardess asks: What do you wear to bed?

A pair of lace panties. Even on cold nights.

Anonymous: What was the first club you worked at?

A. The first club I worked at was the Club Rendezvous, in Calumet, Illinois. The first club I ever danced in, not as a stripper, was the Tropicana, on Sunset Boulevard, in Hollywood.

DL: What was it like working with Dean Martin?

A. Great. He was a fun person to work with, and he was very easily surprised, especially when I did a backbend and was twirling my tassels without a bra on (laughs.) He got the biggest kick out of that. I told if I could rev 'em up fast enough I could fly! That day on the set - we had a closed set where supposedly nobody was supposed to come on because I was doing my strip routine - well, we had a huge audience of everyone from all the different offices! They found out when I was going to do it, and they were there!

What lot was that on?

A. That was on the main lot at Paramount Studios, Stage 3 or Stage ... not sure, but it was a huge stage. They had the Tijuana nightclub set in there. And I really would like to know who told all those people! For a closed set, we had Robert Mitchum, of course Billy Wilder (laughs) and (director) William Wyler and a lot of the different stars that were working at Paramount then. Everybody was there. I told the director Danny Mann I should have collected a fee for this and he said, "No, I oughtta!"

You were in "Our Man Flint," too, right?

A. I actually played both the dancers in the nightclub. I played the first and second one in the Marseilles nightclub. James Coburn was very funny - he was a hilarious person. He's the one who went around 20th Century Fox telling everyone that I was going to be doing the routine. Daniel Mann was also the director on that film! It seemed like every place I ever worked Danny Mann was around. He was a sweetheart. He was afraid to make love to me. We used to sleep together. But we didn't ever make love. There's a lot of weird people in Hollywood!

And on that note, folks ...

Enjoy more fabulous stripper images from phewww's collection. Oh no! His account no longer exists. Phewww, if you are still out there please get in touch.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

That's right - Tura! Remember, readers, this is your chance to ask Tura any question you want. She'll be at Chez Lethal all weekend, in town promoting her new movie, Sugar Boxx.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Look at my newest ebay score! I'm having the one and only Tura Satana as my houseguest this weekend, so I'm going to ask her all about the Pink Pussycat and The Losers, where she worked. Maybe I should do an "Ask Tura" feature - what do you think? If you had all your questions in by Friday, we could answer them over the weekend. When I told my dad she was coming, he made a little choking sound. In a good way.