Thursday, July 30, 2009

Luck of the Irish

Grace Kelly was the #1 answer for our latest Mystery Guest; however, the actual lady in question is about as far from that Main Line debutante as you can get: the positively Amazonian Irish McCalla, who became a TV superstar as Sheena, Queen of the Jungle in the 1950's. Then as now, transcending a fixed image seen by millions of viewers on a weekly basis was difficult; films like She Demons (1958) didn't help Ms. McCalla's chances for longevity, either. Happily, she did age gracefully and well, showing off a remarkably lovely face and toned physique well into her sixth and seventh decades at personal appearances and conventions; and McCalla also became a rather prolific artist, specializing in Western scenes. Irish McCalla passed away at age 73 following a stroke and her fourth brain tumor; but she's fondly remembered for her glamour modeling and her revolutionary, pre-Xena turn as the boldly empowered Sheena.

Her Serene Highness, indeed.

The prize was going to be a private modeling session with ayem8y wearing the leopard-skin Sheena costume and handling his spear.

Too bad, bitches.


  1. Damn!
    I missed out!

    I guess I'll have to settle for the chimp.

  2. Damn!
    I missed out too!

    I really wanted that leopard-skin Sheena costume.

  3. My god. Never in a million!