Her take on The Star-Spangled Banner may have helped heal the nation during the Viet Nam War, but joyful terror tykes across the continents are probably most aware of the smooth tones of the divine Ethel Ennis due to her singing the theme song of the stop motion classic Mad Monster Party.
Credited as being a jazz icon, Ennis did not like to be sonically labeled, preferring to add her lilting personality and unique presence into whatever genre of music that she chose to sing.
But she was proud to be claimed by her native Baltimore as one of their prime attractions, dying at the age of 86 in 2019 after dedicating nearly 70 years of her life to the arts.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
She was the seductive Francesca in the classic, puppet driven Mad Monster Party and felt the fiery wraith of a bunch of (crispy) tots in 1980 cult cheese fest The Children. But to many, the divinely groovy Gale Garnett was a swinging 60s songstress, best known for that sweetly delivered ode to romantic freedom We’ll Sing in the Sunshine.
Here, the lovely, psychedelically tinged Where Do You Go To Go Away finds the dreamy voiced wonder exploring foreign lands – including the cool (and sexy) reaches of hell!
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!