If I had been an old Hollywood diva, I would have wanted the career of Virginia Bruce. An important figure in the world of Universal Horror due to her pert and powerful essaying of the leading role in The Invisible Woman, Bruce also worked with such notables as Jimmy Stewart, William Powell, James Cagney and Abbott and Costello.
Significantly, while trying to earnestly woo Stewart in Born to Dance, she also introduced the Cole Porter classic I’ve Got You Under My Skin.
Pretty much fading from the screen by the late ‘40s, this silver streaked celluloid wonder still left behind a legacy of dreamy magnificence, permanently drifting beneath the fantasies of old school movie lovers worldwide.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
Peanuts and soda pop can upset your stomach. But put The Peanuts together with an atomic monster and you get music to soothe the soul.
As the singing fairies that shared a psychic connection with Mothra, twins Emi and Yumi Ito made quite an impression on Kaiju lovers, everywhere. As pop vocalists, in the 60s and 70s, these two, also, conquered Japan, Germany and even made an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Thankfully, their cute antics are still being celebrated today, as well. The two are featured on the recent collection Nippon Girls 2 and the internet contains plenty of footage of their charming, totally winning appearances, too.
Crack ’em open, boys and girls. You won’t be disappointed.
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
There are to do’s and then there are just dues and the grand Carla Laemmle, who passed away this fall at the age of 104, is certainly deserving of every accolade she can get. Speaking the first lines in Universal’s classic Dracula definitely got her recognition in this life and her family is hoping to get her a little spotlight in the afterlife, as well.
They are urging people to contact the powers-that-be at the Academy Awards to ensure that Carla is recognized in the “In Memoriam” section this February, 2015.
They’ve provided a handy statement that you can cut and paste and then add your name to:
“Please add Carla Laemmle to the 2015 Academy Awards’ In Memoriam. She was the niece of Universal founder Carl Laemmle, and a very important part of Hollywood history. She appeared in many great films including Phantom of the Opera (1925), Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1927), Dracula (1931), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935). Her impact and legacy will not soon be forgotten, and it would be a great honor to her memory to be included. Thank you.”
She danced for Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and spoke the first words in the classic 1931 Dracula – and now the iconic Carla Laemmle has breathed her last breath on this planet.
This beloved host of 1999’s The Road to Dracula (and one of the remaining heirs to a Hollywood film dynasty), passed away on June 12th, 2014 at the age of 104.
Loving and appreciative of her fans to the end, Laemmle’s energetic spirit will always reside, though, in those glowing embers of gothic celluloid and the ever sparkling photos that she left behind.
R.I.P., Carla! May your current journey be much smoother than that legendary (cinematic) one from 70 years ago!
Every once in awhile I feel like I am missing true quality in my life…and then I head on over to http://www.theghouligans.com/ and get myself cured.
The Ghouligans!, for those not in the know, are a groovy throw back to the Universal monsters, Saturday morning television and 70’s sitcoms. Luckily, regulars Boris Stein (played with bumbling awesomeness by Michael Koscik), Void (the zombie, enacted with charming tentativeness by Sean King ) and Wolfgang W. Wolgang (the boisterously fun Pete Bune) have just released a new 6 episode series that rings with goofy nostalgia and inventive humor.
Marked by incredible production values, each show deals with a particular, often loony adventure. Episode one, for instance, revolves around the feeding of a seemingly scary, very hungry blob that just happens to be Wolfgang’s pet. The fourth entry chronicles the amorous errors that occur due to love lessons delivered by a suave vampire.
Each show, also, includes original commercial breaks, that range from the satirical to the nostalgically enjoyable (IE: A promo for an Odd Couple type situation comedy featuring Boris).
Captured by Boris and Wolfgang…and loving every second of it!!
You can purchase this latest season at the gang’s website (as plugged above) and you can keep up with all of their swinging, terror-ific adventures at https://www.facebook.com/ghouligans, as well.
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan