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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Marilyn Monroe with Ella Fitzgerald - LIZ Taylor. TRUE Beauty.

I myself wanted to travel back in time today, it's a nice thing to do you know.
(thx miss vicky)

Marilyn with Ella Fitzgerald listening to jazz at Hollywood's Tiffany Club in 1955.
Ella Fitzgerald had become her favorite singer, and when she found out that a popular club had refused to book Ella because she was black, Marilyn took action.
Quote from Ella: "I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. It was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the '50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocomabo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn's superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman - a little ahead of her times. And she didn't know it".

I adore Marilyn. Isn't this a great story?

This is one of my favourite photos of Marilyn, it for some reason, maybe for it's pure simplicity & innocent energy, brings out a lot of emotions in me. The first being Anger. How she was treated like some dumb blond and I believe rather forced or brought on the overdose of pills that killed this marvelous creature, perhaps as a cover up or a broken heart. Either way you look at it. THEY killed her.

Another favourite, for this photo makes me want to cry for some reason. She seems happy, content and serene. Adorable in a peasant skirt and clogs. Photo by Milton Greene. Simple.

Marilyn Monroe posed for a series of photographs taken by Richard Avedon in 1958, as five of the original sex symbols of the silver screen: Jean Harlow, Clara Bow, Marlene Dietrich, Lillian Russell and Theda Bara. The ultimate sex goddess, embodying other sex goddesses through the decades. I've never seen these photos before as I can recall? and I'm quite taken by them. Marilyn must have admired these screen goddesses, and wanted to be like them. She ultimately became more famous then any of them. :(

~ Marilyn as Clara Bow ~

~ Marilyn as Theda Bara ~

~ Marilyn as Lillian Russel ~

~ Marilyn as Jean Harlow ~

~ Marilyn as Marlene Dietrich ~

~ Marilyn as Herself ~

"She was so lovely and too young to die. God bless her...I never met Marilyn Monroe, but if I had, I would have tried very hard to help her...A sex symbol is a heavy load to carry when one is tired, hurt, and bewildered."
~ Clara Bow ~

Liz will have to be another day, I'm tired these days.


I'm not usually so fond of perfect features, I find imperfections to be charming, beautiful and what makes a woman's face interesting. But somehow, Elizabeth's perfect, magnetic beauty is just perfect. It takes my breath away.

Good friends of mine know how fascinated I am by Elizabeth Taylor & just hoping someday I could get her autograph before it's too late(like Bob Hope)but just don't know how to go about it?!

This must be one of the best photos of Liz. Classic. Richard Avedon, NY, 1958

thanks girls for the boost I needed today. xox

Sunday, March 14, 2010

MTV bans 'Telephone', remains useless and irrelevant

MTV bans 'Telephone', remains useless and irrelevant
(thx goes out to ohnotheydidn't & agrees w/you about MTV)

MTV BANS "TELEPHONE" MUSIC VIDEO-CNN reported today that MTV has decided to ban the airing of the music video for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's "Telephone" on its network. The most shocking thing about this is that MTV still believes its decision matters.

Courtesy Mediaite, here's video of CNN's Fredricka Whitfield and Jackie Jeras discussing MTV's decision to ban the video.(It should be noted that, unlike what is mentioned in the above clip, the "Telephone" music video has garnered more than 13 million YouTube views in less than three days.) The ironic thing about this is that MTV, through years of cultivation of reality programming that infested its schedule so deeply, barely even airs music videos anymore— a quick look at the network's programming schedule for today reveals no time slots devoted to music videos, yet seven hours set aside for its docudrama program, True Life —yet still feels the need to issue a ban on one it deems too provocative.

Even more ironic is the fact that the network is alienating probably the only artist out there who still actually cares about making a good music video in an age when dancing a little ditty in front of a green screen, or splicing together footage of a live performance and dubbing the studio version of the track over it, seems to be the norm. This is classic MTV: desperate (and obvious) attempts to hold onto the relevance it once had—and lost on its own accord—by doing anything and everything it can to drum up publicity through manufactured controversy. (Remember this?).

The fact that the network still, somehow, believes that its music video-related "decisions" matter is just another piece of the WTF puzzle. As mentioned above, the "Telephone" music video has amassed more than 13 million YouTube views in under three days. When was the last time MTV had 13 million people watch anything?


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Johnny Weir drops out of Worlds - Mar 9th, 2010

Be Good Johnny! ;p

Johnny Weir, Olympic figure skater and star of Sundance Channel reality series Be Good Johnny Weir, has announced that he will not take place at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Torino, Italy later this month, saying he will take a short break from competition to “rework his technique.”Weir issued the following statement this afternoon: “I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support during the recent Olympic Games. The 2010 Olympics will be a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

I feel that I skated two of the best performances of my career, making my coaches, my family and above all myself very proud. But I would not have been able to skate the way I did without the encouragement of my fans worldwide. “And while I am still embracing my Olympic memories and have the momentum to move forward, I have decided that it is not advantageous at this time for me to partake in the World Championships in Torino, Italy. After my sixth place finish in Vancouver, I believe that I must take time to reassess my strategies and goals. While I understand the importance of competition, I feel that a short break at this time would be personally beneficial to me.

I know all may not share my stance, but I can assure everyone that
I will be re-energized after I’ve had time to rework my technique. I want to be a better competitor and win medals for my country and I hope everyone can respect my decision to take this time off.“Once again, I want to thank everyone who supported me this season. Specifically, I would like to thank my coaches Galina Zmievskaya, Viktor Petrenko, Nina Petrenko, Priscilla Hill and David Wilson for helping me make my Olympic dreams a reality. I would also like to thank my family and friends for their never-ending support. Finally, I want my fans to know that I love them and I work every day to make them proud. I will continue to work hard and I hope my work for next season will be the most exciting of my career.”