Bad Girls We Love: Joan Collins in Everything

Normally, I select one character to spotlight in the Bad Girls We Love posts, but this time I’m throwing all the love at one legendary actress who has made a career out of playing the bad girls we love: Dame Joan Collins, or Joan Fucking Collins, as her fans affectionately call her. Or maybe that’s … Continue reading Bad Girls We Love: Joan Collins in Everything

Queen Bettie: Attack of the 50 Foot Bettie

With this ongoing series celebrating the historical, cultural, and artistic importance of Bettie Page, I’m trying to honor the legacy of a real, honest-to-goodness icon. There aren’t many of those, truly, in our popular culture. What I’m really doing with these posts is celebrating Bettie’s legacy as an artist and not so much delving into … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Attack of the 50 Foot Bettie

More Cheryl Ladd with Booze: A Charlie’s Angels Pictorial

Last time I graced your lives with one of the greatest ad campaigns ever produced: Cheryl Ladd for Japanese Suntory Brandy. Interestingly, at the same time Cheryl was sipping some smooth Suntory, she was costarring as the intrepid, sexy, and all-around awesome Kris Munroe on Charlie’s Angels, where she was also known to knock back … Continue reading More Cheryl Ladd with Booze: A Charlie’s Angels Pictorial

The Art of the Ad: Cheryl Ladd for Suntory Brandy

Decades before Bill Murray’s character in Lost in Translation (2003) went to Japan to star in commercials for Suntory whiskey, Cheryl Ladd did it first. At the peak of her Charlie’s Angels fame, around 1980-81, Cheryl donned several sexy outfits, grabbed a brandy snifter, and became the spokesperson for Suntory Brandy in a series of … Continue reading The Art of the Ad: Cheryl Ladd for Suntory Brandy