Hard to believe it's been 25 years!
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The pages are especially worth a look if you're a comic strip/sci fi fan...mouse over them to see what number they are.
I've held onto the hastily Xeroxed (and re-Xeroxed...and re-Xeroxed) pages of this 60-page chain letter for over 20 years, at first because it's filled with interesting names and drawings (again, not originals...dammit!) by famous artists, and then later because the very concept of a physical chain letter has become so antiquated.
The letters include everyone from Bette Midler to Goldie Hawn, from the late wife of Ricardo Montalban to JFK's press secretary, from publisher Joni Evans to the Hollywood Reporter's George Christy. To me, it's fascinating.
Check out the pages in the gallery above, and some notes on the pages below...
Obama, outraged by Foley's execution, sounds ready to do just about anything.
Whoopi wants to bolt The View?
What a racket!
GAY TREASON: Sam Smith says to delete Grindr!
George Takei & hubby on their new doc.
Alaska's ice-bucket challenge is fierth.
Zac Efron drenched in sweat.
WABBIT SEASON: Rabbit-hole foods.
Franco's next gay-themed (not totally!) movie is here.
Stuart Reardon naked in the tub. (Work Unfriendly)
The above snap was deleted by Instagram due to that topless “Josephine Baker” on the right.
Madonna's unflapperable at '20s-themed b'day bash, sings '40s song “La Vie en Rose”.
Twitter outrage as Justin Timberlake calls b'day girl Madonna his “ninja.”
2008 tune “The Beat Is So Crazy” by Eve feat. Madonna leaks.
If you like your men HUGE....
Slut-shaming on the road to the Yellow Brick Road.
LAPD beats a man to death
Another very bad night in Ferguson, MO.
Holder authorizes 2nd, federal autopsy of Brown.
Governor disparages release of Brown store video.
Shirtless Amell takes on ALS ice bucket challenge.
Gambling for children.
Rob Lowe sends his kid off to college.
Positive or negative, who could date this Islamophobic wingnut?
How one man escaped from ISIS.
Denzel said yes, yes, yes to a stint in rehab.
Oh, BTW, Nixon was a traitor.
Opera singer Licia Albanese dies @ 105 (!!!).
Should Doug Repetti grow his hair out again?
Judy Garland never got to write her memoirs (imagine what she'd have said!), but Randy L. Schmidt has helpfully done the next best thing in gathering all of her most important and interesting interviews and encounters from throughout her short life.
Judy Garland on Judy Garland (A Cappella/Chicago Review Press, $28.95) is an invaluable collection of first-person information on Garland, including exhaustive transcriptions of interviews.
The first exchange I saw upon opening the volume:
Gypsy Rose Lee: “I was just telling Judy Garland that I wish she wouldn't diet so much and get so thin. Not that you don't look wonderful on television, but even when you put on a little weight, your legs stay lean.”
Judy Garland: “Yes, well, I just demand that they stay lean. They have to get around so much. They're a moving target.”
Gypsy Rose Lee: “You have wonderful legs!”
Judy Garland: “Yes, well, they're straight. I think that's the thing. [Laughs] They're just legs, you know!”
That's like saying this is just a book!
Another visit to Bob Deutsch's vault turns up three vintage teen heartthrobs, preserved forever hot! Above is Andy Gibb (March 5, 1958—March 10, 1988), who died less than a week after his thirtieth birthday. Bob was one of only two photographers allowed on the carpet of the Saturday Night Fever (1977) premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater, and were also allowed into the after-party. Bob says:
“EVERYBODY was there: Cher, the Bee Gees, 'Laverne' and 'Shirley,' Scott Baio, etc.”
Keep reading for Travolta and a '60s flashback...