It's Nostalgia Day here at Boy Culture, and Girl Day, too. In this video from 1970, taut-faced 71-year-old Gloria Swanson—a throwback to the days when movie stars never let the public see them looking like anything less—inadvertently stumbles into a hilarious double-entendre exchange with messy, all-hanging-out Janis Joplin about oral sex. Shocking to think youngster Joplin was two months away from death and the venerable Swanson had another 13 years.
Also shocking to realize Swanson was only 84 when she died. Not exactly "gone too soon," but today, 84 is hardly ancient. I remember seeing her in the '70s and '80s doing movies or TV and thinking she was an absolute relic.