Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday's This & That

Happy Windsday! While I deal with this unusual weather, here's what's happening around the internet...

Slater, Missouri's fourth annual Steve McQueen Days begin April 24! Slater is the childhood home of actor Steve McQueen, and the annual event last two days. The schedule includes a Happy 80th Birthday Dinner Buffet, a car show and bike show, wine tasting, bike rodeo, and a Steve McQueen Memorial Highway Dedication. Learn more at

And eerily timed with the recent findings of what is believed to be Sean Flynn's remains, a movie based on Errol Flynn's son Sean will premiere at the Cannes Festival, entitled "The Road to Freedom." The remains found in Cambodia, where Sean last was seen, are still being verified by scientists.

And pictures have surfaced of Kate Winslet shooting the HBO remake "Mildred Pierce," the role originated by Joan Crawford.

Hopefully these news items send a chill up your skirt!

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Whole New World...of Wine

It's good to maintain your childlike innocence while drinking a sophisticated cab...

Prince's Childhood Kitchen?

Housewives: it's always best to match your outfit to your cupboards. Then you can literally just blend right in.[Retrocrush]

Friday, April 09, 2010

"Va Va Voom" Star of the Day

Carole Landis
Carole Landis had a difficult life, starting from her childhood. But her determination -- and a major change in her identity -- helped her rise to fame in the 1940's. Unfortunately, the tragic beginning would foresee an even more tragic end.

She was born Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Fairchild, Wisconsin. Her father abandoned the family at an early age, two of her brothers died in childhood, and several sources claimed that her older brother molested her. By the age of 15, Landis quit high school, left the family, and married. But the marriage didn’t last long; it was annulled and she finally set her sights on making it in Hollywood.

She dyed her hair blonde and changed her name to "Carole Landis" after her favorite actress, Carole Lombard. She appeared in bit parts until she signed a contract in 1940 with 20th Century Fox, partly due to her relationship with Darryl F. Zanuck. She did many movies with unmemorable roles, but was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

Landis became a popular pin-up with servicemen during World War II and toured with a USO troupe. Carole would spend more times visiting troops than any other actress, and nearly died from diseases she contracted while traveling. Landis' career seemed to disappear by 1948: she was plagued with health problems, she had four divorces and several failed romances behind her. Finally she entered into a doomed affair with actor Rex Harrison who was married to actress Lilli Palmer at the time.

Landis became increasingly depressed when Harrison refused to divorce his wife. Crushed by this latest failure, she committed suicide by taking an overdose of Seconal. Her final night alive had been spent with Harrison and it was he who found her body the next morning. She was only 29 years old.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Lost: One Ham on Rye

That's right, boys. Don't help her with the ham. Just keep staring at her gams.
I guess this is before chivalry made a comeback. I mean...why does the entire bus find this hysterical? Even the female passenger is tickled by the misfortune. ...And doesn't this seem like a huge nod to Art Frahm?

Monday, April 05, 2010

Cocktail Recipe Du Jour: The Hanky Panky


In to a shaker, add:
2/3 Dry Gin
1/3 Sweet Vermouth
2 Dashes Fernet Branca (or alternate)

Stir (do not shake) well with ice and strain into a glass. 
Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

(Thanks to Disgruntled Housewife.)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

April Fool's!!

Hopefully we were able to get a couple of ya with a classic Rick Roll...

Have a safe April 1st, you pranksters!

Must-See Video!

If this doesn't make you want to invest in a second oven, I don't know what will!

Watch it here.

The look on the wife's face is priceless!