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Be Contagious! Effective Social Media Marketing

Be Contagious! Effective Social Media Marketing

Everyone wants their content to be seen by as many people as possible. But what you really want is for your content to be shared by as many people as possible. (Which is really the way to make the first thing happen, isn’t it?) Some people obsess about page views and “Likes”, but for me ...
Bring Back the Dame!

Bring Back the Dame!

Check it out! I couldn't have put it better than E.A. Hanks in her piece in Time Magazine -- Enough With the Kooky Ingenues -- Bring Back the Dame!
Mary Astor and Her Dirty Diary

Mary Astor and Her Dirty Diary

I learned about blow jobs from Charlie Chaplin. (Yes, that Charlie Chaplin.) I was about 12 and with my babysitting earnings I bought the book Hollywood Babylon. As a passionate old movie fan, and an adolescent girl with a filthy mind and an even filthier curiosity, a book like Hollywood ...
Sippie Wallace: A Mighty Tight Woman

Sippie Wallace: A Mighty Tight Woman

According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, "there are no second acts in American lives."  Clearly, F. didn’t know f---, and he certainly didn’t know 1920s Blues singer and writer, “Sippie” Wallace. Like the more well-known Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace was one of the most popular ladies ...
The Scandalous Suicide of Hollywood’s Carole Landis

The Scandalous Suicide of Hollywood’s Carole Landis

Carole Landis is known primarily as the bosomy blonde movie star who offed herself over Rex Harrison. Of all the schmucks who’ve driven ladies to leap, the idea of killing yourself over a tool like “Sexy Rexy” seems especially senseless. But in Hollywood’s Golden Years one of filmdom’s most ...
STILL Hot For Teacher

STILL Hot For Teacher

My first love is dead. Like millions of girls (and undoubtedly quite a few boys) growing up in the 60s, my first crush was on Russell Johnson, who played Roy Hinkley, known to generations of TV viewers simply as The Professor. I imagined being held in his arms, smelling the crisp, ...
Christmas Classic Movies You May Not Know (But Should!)

Christmas Classic Movies You May Not Know (But Should!)

Two of my all-time favorite things in the world are old movies and Christmas. So when the two intersect, my heart squeals and jumps up and gives my brain a great big kiss! It's time to stop watching those Hallmark Channel movies and gather the family 'round the big screen hearth and settle in ...
My Interview With Penny Marshall: In a League of Her Own

My Interview With Penny Marshall: In a League of Her Own

Though most famous (to me, anyway) as the Pepsi-and-milk-swigging half of Laverne & Shirley, Penny Marshall’s new memoir, My Mother Was Nuts, reveals her real life was as crazy as anything that went on in front of the cameras. The book reads like a Who’s Who of pop culture’s major ...
Beauty Marks the Spot: This Cougar is Dahled Up!

Beauty Marks the Spot: This Cougar is Dahled Up!

If you've heard of Arlene Dahl, you know she was a beautiful 1950s movie star primarily famous for her red hair and her beauty mark. (Her first fan letter arrived with no name, just a drawing of a pair of lips and a beauty spot, and the address: Hollywood, California.) But she's famous to me ...
My Perverted Feelings for Mr. Rogers

My Perverted Feelings for Mr. Rogers

I have unclean thoughts about Mr. Rogers. I'm not kidding, or trying to be cute. (Who in their right mind would think wanting to mount Mr. Rogers is "adorable"?) I'd like to say it started when I was a little girl, but I'd be lying. Sure, I loved Mr. Rogers back then -- and I then also ...
Helen Mirren and the Bikini Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Helen Mirren and the Bikini Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Sure, Helen Mirren is an Oscar-winning, Shakespeare-trained, supremely talented and thoughtful woman whose legacy includes hundreds of stellar performances on TV, stage, and screen. She holds the title Dame for her services to the performing arts, but by performing the apparently miraculous ...
Fabulously Perverted and Sexy Pre-Code 30s Movies!

Fabulously Perverted and Sexy Pre-Code 30s Movies!

I’ve been obsessed with Pre-Code movies for decades. Here’s why: Most people believe old movies are stodgy, quaint relics of a time when asexual women did what they were told and upright, wholesome men stalwartly upheld good Christian values. But most people are wrong. Very, very ...

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