How Does Johnny Depp do it?

I didn’t even realize this was Johnny Depp when I was watching the trailer!  AMAZING!  I can’t wait to see this one!  Southpaw was really good because Jake Gyllenhaal is gorgeous but it was pretty much Rocky remade for the 21st century. FYI

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James Corden is the Best Thing Ever

And I love Rod and Rocky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS yesSSSSSSSSSSsssssssss YESSSSSSSSS

Betty Page was a Schizophrenic and liked 50 Shades of Grey?

Well, I just didn’t know a damn thing about Betty Page. (I thought I did?)  I grew up seeing pictures of her on the wall of my uncle Joe’s garage and my dad had one of those pens that took all of her clothes off when you picked it up to write.  He kept it hidden in his tool box, but I would play with it when he would send me to the garage to get a pair of pliers or a screwdriver.  I didn’t know that she was the original “50 Shades of Grey” either?  I had no idea she made bondage photos until I saw this documentary.  Wow, for the time, that sure took some moxie?

She was also her class Salutatorian!

Have you seen this documentary?  I think the whole thing is on YouTube?  If not, you should give it a whirl.  First of all, she was ornery as hell and I love a women like that!  She was also a healthy looking woman with a normal body!

Her story was empowering and sad at the same time, anybody that has ever had a horrible landlord can understand her attacking one…lol  But having to spend 10 years institutionalized in a mental hospital?  I supposed it was also because of her nervous breakdown and the schizophrenia, but 10 years?  She should have lashed out at her father, that man was disgusting which you’ll learn about in the film.  Maybe a psychologist would say her father was the person she was lashing out at in a way when she attacked her landlord?…..

She doesn’t show herself on the film because she wanted to be remembered the way she was in her pictures, but you’ll hear her aged voice narrating the film.  RIP Betty Page.

There Was A Creepy Female Vampire Before Dracula

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Bram Stoker wrote “Dracula” 25 years after Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu wrote “Carmilla.”  A short story about a female vampire who wants a girl named, Laura.  This was in 1872! I always hear about Dracula (still one of the best vampire books I’ve ever read) but Carmilla came first and she is just as creepy, erie, gothic, and frightening as Dracula ever was!  Since the Halloween season is upon us, you may want to scare yourself with this well-written classic, you can download it for free here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10007

Once was enough for me, I can’t read scary books or watch frightening movies….I’m a wimp to the genre, but I become braver when it’s a classic! (I powered through for Stoker and Fanu!)  And why haven’t the names, “Bram” and “Carmilla” made a comeback?  Those are great names!

 

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the Huffington Post today was awesome, RIP. 

When he accepted the Nobel Prize in 1982, Garcia Marquez described Latin America as a “source of insatiable creativity, full of sorrow and beauty, of which this roving and nostalgic Colombian is but one cipher more, singled out by fortune. Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination, for our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable.”

Gabriel García Márquez

Deborah Turbeville was an amazing photographer

I would like this book and gawww her talent?!  When a person is in their element they always make their art look easy, don’t they?.

Casa No Name from Toastmovies on YouTube