Friday, December 31, 2010

Welk Lang Syne

Let's Have a Barrel of Fun!

C'mon over to the rathskeller, gang! George McCrae will be there, and Donna made the most delicious pie, and this barrel furniture is super comfy! It's been so fun to meet you all this year.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Eve Party Recipes

After Lily's stunning yule log holiday confection for George McCrae's performance (don't even get me started on how much we both love him), it was my turn to step into the kitchen. I removed my wiglet and donned my lower heels and apron to make this crowd pleaser:

RITZ® Mock Apple Pie recipe

What You Need
Pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
36 RITZ Crackers, coarsely broken (about 1-3/4 cups crumbs)
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Grated peel of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Make It

PREHEAT oven to 425°F. Roll out half of the pastry and place in 9-inch pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in crust; set aside.

MIX sugar and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in 1-3/4 cups water until well blended. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes. Add lemon peel and juice; cool. Pour syrup over cracker crumbs. Dot with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll out remaining pastry; place over pie. Trim; seal and flute edges. Slit top crust to allow steam to escape.

BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Cool completely.
Kraft Kitchens Tips:
Enjoy this mock apple pie treat but be mindful of the serving size.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


first broadcast New Year's Eve, 1967. this youtuber has posted the show in parts.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


The caption reads: "To all these Glamour Magazines that R hating on me.Eat your heart out!Sorry that I'm too thick for you"

What? Thick? They are too thick to not feature Coco and I'm being serious. I'm serious when I say I love Coco.

Photo from

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Whatever Happened to Baby Jesus?

Baby J with a crew cut.

Baby J in the Gilligan's Island credits!

This is your Baby Jesus on drugs.

This Baby J reminds me of one of the ladies that lived next door when I was a kid.

This one boasted "false eyelashes" and "real glass eyes"... but left out the gold-edged diaper. I love little gay Baby Js.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More with Peter

remember to follow the example of Shari Lewis. All these years I thought he said Jerry!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Our Personal Trainer

Miss Lily and I don't wait for the New Year to work off stubborn holiday pounds! When you have a celeb trainer to the stars, it's fun - and stylish!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Hostess Look

Name that tune!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Don't Ask

Miss Lily just had to invite this "Santa" over for mistletoe and eggnog fun.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oh Xmas Tree...

Selected 'Miss Christmas Tree of 1951' by 40 members of the UCLA chapter, Sigma Chi fraternity, is 24-year-old Diane Dearborn. Miss Dearborn, who arrived in the United States seven weeks ago from Paris, France, is a singer. The collegians saw her picture in a newspaper, reported 'she seemed prettier that the rest of them'".

Photo USC.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

This Amazing Creature

Tiffany Carter was one of three stunners chatting in my patio yesterday. Boy was my handyman surprised! If only I had a video camera. Of course I begged to interview everyone for my blog so I promise that is coming soon. Tiffany is wearing a costume by Bobby Gersten for Angel Ray. You can see more amazing things here at Vintage Showgirl.

Photo/links courtesy Shannon Doah. xo

Chompin' at the Savoy (1900)

From the NYPL.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Noir C'est Noir

Johnny lives part-time here in LA. I would die if I saw him!

We All Know Who The Winner Is!

Thanks to Apollo Sputnik who found these amazing bits of graffiti here in LA. They are done with pods from the trees and apparently by a local crazy woman!

Disapproving Dowagers

Good lord, how did SHE get in here?

Lethal and Lily's first attempt to branch off into their own dowager splinter group was met with mixed results.

thanks Felix

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Santa Claus?

Why settle for the same old red and black that everyone else has? Around here we like St. Nick better, and I think you'll know why:

From the fab Popcards.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's a Whipped Cream Day

My favorite xmas song ever

Probably because I had to suffer through these two abortions every Christmas until I split in '82.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Lada Edmund, Jr. - Then and Now

Ain't she FAB?! Taken last Sunday. Check here for an upcoming Lada radio interview/webcast.

(images courtesy of Lada St. Edmund/Kevin Man Meter)

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Moving In A Circle

Ever feel like you're moving in a circle? Thank you, Phil X. Milstein.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Lois Nettleton

from Rona Barrett's Hollywood, May 1971