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Archive for January, 2014

Picking Up the Tab

Friday, January 31st, 2014

tabxThere are three things that Tab Hunter is known for in my world, but one of them – perhaps his most famous – I’ve never actually seen or heard. For starters, Tab Hunter had a song that topped the Billboard charts in 1957, and with that I’m quite familiar. The song is Young Love and it’s actually a stand-out for that year that was dominated by Elvis Presley. I can almost guarantee that the second thing I remember him for is not one that he’d care to remember so much. It’s that oldie but no-goodie film Grease 2 that played ad nauseam in my house in the mid-1980’s, so much so that I began to actually love it. He played Mr. Stuart and took part in my favorite silly song romp Reproduction. His role was actually quite delightful in his pent up sexual frustration of Miss Mason, played by Connie Stevens, whom I’ve also met. Read the rest of this entry »

Protected: The End of Club 33 as We Know It

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Planting the Lemon Tree

Monday, January 27th, 2014

trini2To my credit, singer Trini Lopez only cracked the top 20 twice, so it’s not all that unusual that I really had never heard of him prior to the early 1990’s. Both of these songs, If I Had a Hammer and Lemon Tree, were cover songs at that. But the later of the two achieved a iconic status for a whole other reason than being a passably catchy tune…at least to me. Yes, it may sound weird but I learned about Trini Lopez from watching Seinfeld, in which they used the song as a minor plot device. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bond Girls – Part 3

Monday, January 20th, 2014

bondgxMy secret spy operation of collecting autographs from and photo with the so-called ‘Bond girls’ of the James Bond film continued. The rule of thumb is generally that if you find one Bond girls, you’ll probably find at least one more at the same show. At the case of the Chiller Theatre show in Parsippany, New Jersey, on April 28, 2012, this was precisely the case. I have already covered the other Bond girl that I obtained at this show, Maryam d’Abo, as seen in my first Bond Girls installment found here. Now it was time to grab an audience with Luciana Paluzzi. Read the rest of this entry »