In Great Pretenders – My Strange Love Affair with ‘50s Pop Music, her emotionally engaging memoir about her surprise life resurrection via the oft criticized radio hits of simpler times, critic and poet Karen Schoemer talks of the romantic, operatic essence of many Connie Francis love ballads, particularly Where The Boys Are.
But Schoemer also smartly makes note of the wild range of Francis’ material. Indeed, Francis knew how to add a little stomp and growl to a recording, making her a true, often unheralded rock ‘n roll momma.
This eclectic singer was even honored in one of the most memorable scenes in 1996’s The Craft. There, Helen Shaver’s recently economically liberated Grace buys a jukebox that plays nothing but Connie Francis singles!
But considering Francis’ otherworldly talent (and Asimov-ian choices in romantic partners), that celluloid sequence really comes as no surprise…
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan
My closet may usually look like an explosion hit it, but you can’t blame Erica and Zack Kauffman, the super cool owners/designers of Atomic Cotton! Their awesome horror themed t-shirts make even the sloppiest terror fan look like they are headed to some truly exclusive terror themed prom night.
The femme beast in me, also, loves that one of their recent designs is a beautiful reenactment of The Craft (as seen above). Their glorious homage to Mia Farrow and Rosemary’s Baby is, also, a worthy present for any future Black Mass christenings that you might be attending.