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Postby master g on Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:34 pm

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The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, was shot on September 15, 1954, during the filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband, Joe DiMaggio, who felt it was exhibitionist. The couple divorced shortly after.

Monroe, born Norma Jean Mortensen and also known as Norma Jean Baker, had a tragic childhood. Her mother, a negative cutter at several film studios, was mentally unstable and institutionalized when Norma Jean was five. Afterward, the little girl lived in a series of foster homes, where she suffered from neglect and abuse, and later lived in an orphanage. At age 16, she quit high school and married a 21-year-old aircraft plant worker named Joe Dougherty.

In 1944, her husband was sent overseas with the military, and Monroe worked as a paint sprayer in a defense plant. A photographer spotted her there, and she soon became a popular pin-up girl. She began working as a model and divorced her husband two years later. In 1946, 20th Century Fox signed her for $125 a week but dropped her after one film, from which her scenes were cut. Columbia signed her but also dropped her after one film. Unemployed, she posed nude for a calendar for $50; the calendar sold a million copies and made $750,000.

Monroe played a series of small film roles until 1950, when Fox signed her again. This time, they touted her as a star and began giving her feature roles in the early 1950s. In 1953, she starred with Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, playing fortune hunter Lorelei Lee. Her tremendous sex appeal and little-girl mannerisms made her enormously popular.

After her divorce from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, Monroe searched for more serious roles and announced she would found her own studio. She began studying acting with the famous Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York. She gave an impressive comic performance in Bus Stop in 1955. The following year, she married intellectual playwright Arthur Miller. She appeared in the hit Some Like It Hot in 1959.

She made her last picture in 1969, The Misfits, which Miller wrote especially for her. She divorced him a week before the film opened. She attempted one more film, Something's Got to Give, but was fired for her frequent illnesses and absences from the set, which many believed to be related to drug addiction. In August 1962, she died from an overdose of sleeping pills. Her death was ruled a possible suicide. Since her death, her popularity and mystique have endured, with numerous biographies published after her death. Her ex-husband Joe DiMaggio continued to send flowers to her grave every day for the rest of his life.

- Courtesy of History Channel
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Postby master g on Sat Sep 18, 2004 2:35 pm

Tis my birthday on Friday, 24th September. My twin sister is gonna be in Roma, so I'm gonna need a Homer to help me celebrate my birthday. And clearly I mean a homer in the famiglia sense. And surely I think o' you peeps as my home team. Sort of like a support group.

So daddy-o's, and ladies who know no better, I'm going to have a good old fashioned shinjig. Y'all are invited. Think I might make it at Vegas! and get voracious with the olive skinned ladies that be turning up in the vip room putting away vodka when they should be cracking open gin.

Anyway, party beforehand at Jackal Towers*. And I won't be happy unless he has a subversive meltdown due to how many friends n' familiars stumble into his immaculate gaffe! *I kid of course. That would be a towering faux pas. Remember the Jackal's been hitting the gym.

A quiet after dinner Friday in the Waverley, it is then. (See you Saturday at vegas, racers). I do hope it rains, for I'm at my best in the wet.

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Burpday action

Postby Kylos The Jackal on Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:01 pm

Nice action Dawgy Duke, I'll postpone rearranging my gentlemans trouser rack, and secure some olives !

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Postby Kylos The Jackal on Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:33 pm

Giancarlo,

By cutting down my rum consumption by 4% over the last 2 months, I've saved up enough elvis dollars to pick you up THIS lil' badger for your birthday !

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Fit for a King sir !

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Buffalo Prance

Postby master g on Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:37 pm

Meraviglioso! I’m totally unable to open the link! (Something to do with an inappropriate website).

Not only does this mean I have no idea what you’ve been up to, you freaking fezbian, but it also allows me to speculate over what - at a conservative estimate - 22.4 Imperial Barrels of Imported Rum looks like in sovereign terms...

I’m thinking Aladdin’s Cave! Aw no, did you buy me a Buffalo?
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Postby Kylos The Jackal on Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:55 pm

Dawg,

Just worldwide ebay search on "Elvis", then put it in "most expensive first" order. Happy days !

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Postby Tommy White Tie on Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:46 am

Dearest G,

Have a smashing birthday. Success is yours.

Cheers,
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Postby Frankie Sumatra on Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:58 am

Happy Birthday G,

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eighteen today!

Postby master g on Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:51 am

Happy happy to Jack the Hat!

I tip my lid to you, old man.

Best,
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Postby Conchita Marie on Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:54 am

Hubba lubba bebé muchacho!

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Postby swinginjb on Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:11 am

Happy Birthday Jack the Hat!

All the best, hope you have a good 'un!

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Postby Frankie Sumatra on Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:00 pm

Happy Birthday Jack,

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Postby Frankie Sumatra on Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:40 pm

And happy birthday to......

Miss Nikki Nevada!

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Congratulations Nikki,

from Frankie, Lola & Missy.
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Postby master g on Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:30 am

Happy Happy, Gorgeous!
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Postby Dino Martini on Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:58 pm

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What a swellagant, elegant, swing-a-ding-ding James Bond themed birthday party Ms Nevada threw at her exquisite pad last night.

It has to be said, the Bond-girl outfits that she and Venus were (almost) wearing were truly spectacular - Nikki said her outfit was "just a little something she threw on". Well I'm here to tell you, she almost missed!

Also doing well in the sartorial stakes was Swedish porn baron, er, 'cult' movie-maker Sven Svendunnersson. However Kylos The Jackal, Frankie Sumatra and yours truly all looked pretty damn sharp in our white tuxedos... which only goes to prove that great minds think alike.
Mind you, it has to be said that, rather than 007 himself, I was going for the Bond 'baddie'/Ernst Stavros Blofeld look, sporting an eye-patch with gruesome scar above & below the left eye and stroking a white fluffy cat. (yeah, yeah - if I heard the joke once last night, I heard it a dozen times...)
It was also great to see the ultra-classy Lola Las Vegas minglin' with the cocktail crowd. And talking about cocktails, thanks must be given for the superb concoctions mixed by Sven and Kylos. Rocket fuel never tasted so fine!

All in all, a birthday party to remember, and Nikki wins this months prize for the "hostess with the most-est".

I'm already looking forward to next years party!

Ciao,

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