Sunday, February 28, 2010

We're Back!


And we missed you!


Your thoughtful well wishes were much appreciated. Bless you, darlings!


And now...
prepare for a Sunday spent worshipping at the altar of Saint Joan of Crawford.





Please visit LEGENDARY JOAN CRAWFORD and THE BEST OF EVERYTHING!

The Joan Crawford Literacy Drive





Ebony and Ivory




Crawford, Italian Style



Bitches in Repose



Mad Hatter



Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hey, Did You Happen to See...

...the most beautiful boy and girl in the world?

DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR
February 27, 1932

VAN WILLIAMS
February 27, 1934

Also born today: Joan Bennett (February 27, 1910 - December 7, 1990), whom we always (unfairly) regarded a bit as Constance's less-interesting younger sibling. Incidentally, Joan played Elizabeth Taylor's mother in Father of the Bride (1950) and Father's Little Dividend (1951), and, when called upon, could do a pretty fair imitation of her big sister Connie:


This is not, we hasten to add, a photo of what we've been doing on our little hiatus.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Our Favorite Crusty Curmudgeon


WILLIAM FRAWLEY
February 26, 1887 - March 3, 1966

We loved Lucy, and desired Desi, but secretly, we really preferred the Mertzes to the Ricardos. And although Ethel Mae Potter will forever be our favorite, the contributions of Bill Frawley as little Freddy Mertz, the crustiest, curmudgeonliest crusty curmudgeon (as well as the most lovable) to ever hit the screen, shouldn't be overlooked. In 1965, five years after I Love Lucy and its hour-long spin-off went off the air, Frawley made a brief, funny cameo on Lucille Ball's second series, The Lucy Show. The audience's recognition applause was tremendous, and the punchline priceless. It turned out to be Frawley's final appearance before his death from a heart attack, a sweet send-off if there ever was one.



P.S. We'll be back with regular updates on Sunday! Thanks for being patient, darlings!

We Present...

...the real "Greatest Show on Earth," starring Betty Hutton - The Hollywood Palace. Bouffants, safety gays, and sequins: what more could we ask for?




BETTY HUTTON
February 26, 1921 - March 11, 2007

Pssst...

...wanna watch a fruit sell a vegetable?


TONY RANDALL
February 26, 1920 - May 17, 2004

Do You Believe in Magic?

We can't think of a better way to kick the weekend off than with fabulous Fanny Cradock purveying some Kitchen Magic! (Part Two is the real pisser.)






DAME FANNY CRADOCK
February 26, 1909 - December 27, 1994

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ann-Margret to the Rescue

Please enjoy some archival videos while we regroup and renew ourselves!

(Fast forward to 1:35 for full-frontal fabulosity.)



P.S. Thank you to everyone who has written us, publicly and privately. Fear not, darlings, we're just taking a little breather while we catch up on (shudder) our real world responsibilities. We love you!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Heavy Lies the Head


Our queenly duties have us a bit overwhelmed at the moment, darlings. We'll be back with updates as soon as possible!
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