Nobody messes with a woman who can play a character named Boots Malone. …and nobody can replace the silky magic and larger than life pin-up appeal provided by the actress and singer known as Joi Lansing. Lansing, who played Malone in the ridiculously bad horror comedy Hillbillies in a Haunted House, had such presence that even her cameos in classic films such as Easter Parade and Singin’ in the Rain held maximum impact. Of course, she also graced such cult fare as Queen of Outer Space, Orson Welles’ well regarded Touch of Evil and Bigfoot, providing silky star power to those efforts, as well.
Always a lady, with reports that she vehemently objected to efforts to mar her appearance after her character was kidnapped by the titular beast in Bigfoot, Lansing definitely provides smooth and sophisticated sensuality as she warbles Web of Love, a classic Scopitone that contains many elements of ‘50s exploitation efforts, as well.
Be sure to visit www.joilansing.com – a site dedicated to honoring Lansing’s memory – and until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!