I don’t know if Michelle Pfeiffer auditioned for the role of Sonny Lumet on Bosom Buddies, but based on this photoshoot from around that time (see below) I think she certainly could’ve nailed the part of the show’s resident blonde bombshell. Not sure what she’s drinking, but I’ll have what she’s having. The sitcom that … Continue reading Bombshells and Bosom Buddies
Category: Generation X
Super Threads: Five Best Live-Action Super Costumes
When lifelong comic book fans get together they are prone to go down rabbit holes, like, “Name the best X-Men artists of all time” or, “Give me your best Batman stories ever.” I’m as guilty as any comics geek when it comes to this tendency to go list-crazy. Recently I was thinking about a comics … Continue reading Super Threads: Five Best Live-Action Super Costumes
Lost and Found: V.I.P.
The overwhelmingly positive response to the new documentary Pamela, A Love Story has been a pleasant reminder that people really do love Pamela Anderson. For years, decades even, she’s been reduced to a punchline in the media, thanks to everyone’s obsession in the nineties with a leaked, intimate tape featuring her and then-husband Tommy Lee. … Continue reading Lost and Found: V.I.P.
Bad Girls We Love: Molly from Batman (1966)
Decades before Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) movie ignited Batmania across the land, the original Batmania spread like wildfire after the debut episodes of the 1966–1968 Batman television series. One of the few instances of an honest-to-goodness pop culture phenomenon, Batman’s camp sensibilities and colorful pop art style endeared it to millions of fans, including yours … Continue reading Bad Girls We Love: Molly from Batman (1966)
Baby Pfeiffer, Baby Fran, and the Hollywood Knights
What was the elevator pitch for The Hollywood Knights (1980)? “It’s American Graffiti meets Animal House, only twice as silly and half as fun!” Sold! I don’t care how inferior it is to those films, though. I have a major soft spot for this one. Overall, it’s a frivolous and fluffy affair, a crass teen … Continue reading Baby Pfeiffer, Baby Fran, and the Hollywood Knights
The Art of the Ad: The Playboy Club
At some point in the 1970s, probably just a couple of years before I was born, my parents and some of their friends visited the Playboy Club on East 59th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan. I know this because of the Playboy swizzle sticks stored in a kitchen cabinet during my childhood, which I … Continue reading The Art of the Ad: The Playboy Club
Random Image Dump #6: Super Sunday Edition
The Super Bowl always reminds me of my father. He loved football. Oh, he had a healthy cynicism when it came to the multibillion dollar behemoth known as the NFL. I inherited that from him. He could compartmentalize though, tuning out the troubling aspects of the sport and the league long enough to enjoy the … Continue reading Random Image Dump #6: Super Sunday Edition