Monday, 23 July 2018

Come out, come out from under that star

Oh, pook. Monday again...

As the sunshine and 30C temperatures continue in London, as even Iceland has run out of ice, and as the short-sleeve-shirt industry goes into overdrive, so we return to the faulty-air-conditioned, miserable, tinted-window gloom of the office.

Never mind, it would have been the birthday today of one of the last of the MGM Studios starlets, Miss Gloria DeHaven (who only died in 2016, aged 91) - so let's perk ourselves up on this Tacky Music Monday with a couple of her numbers, starring alongside a very young, and very sexy, Frank Sinatra:

Sublime. Have a good week, dear reader!

Gloria Mildred DeHaven (23rd July 1925 – 30th July 2016)


  1. 10,000 years ago I had the occasion to meet her daughter, Faith.
    "Mr. DeHaven" (of the moment) had been a car dealership owner in Miami.

    Gloria was a staunch Republican; Ugh.

    1. So many of our "camp favourites" turned out to be acolytes of the Right - Miss Ann Miller, Miss Ethel Merman, Miss Helen Hayes, Miss Jane Russell, Miss Tippi Hedren, Miss Maureen O'Hara, Miss Joan Rivers, and of course, Miss Ginger Rogers... Hey ho. Jx

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    1. She apparently said that she and her mother were "fiscally conservative, socially liberal" Republicans. Jx


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