One of the most impressive aspects of both rockabilly and psychobilly has been their spread throughout the world. Though the cultural themes are absolutely steeped in mid-century Americana, enthusiasm for the culture is borderless and the actual core visual, audio, and lifestyle remains surprisingly consistent. This book itself is a fine example, with less than one-third of the artists actually being from the US. – … Continue reading Rockabilly/Psychobilly by Jamie Kendall
Actress, Sex Symbol, Feminist? What is the first thing one thinks of when they hear of Marilyn Monroe? “Happy Birthday Mr. President?” A sex symbol? An actress of the 1950’s? A woman who died mysteriously? What about a strong business woman? Or even a feminist? Biographer Michelle Morgan, author of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed, Before Marilyn, The Ice Cream Blonde, and Carole Lombard: Twentieth … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl
For Jayne’s birthday I am releasing my second book! You can buy it by clicking below. Happy birthday Jaynie! I hope I made you proud! Puffblicity By April VeVea Continue reading Book is Available!
THE PRESIDENT’S HENCHMAN I’m going to start this out by telling you that I always thought Lawford was an alcoholic louse who had just lied after being bitter about his divorce from Pat Kennedy and his unceremonious eviction from the “Rat Pack”. What better way to get back at everyone than to say Marilyn was involved with the Kennedy’s and that Frank had betrayed Marilyn? … Continue reading Peter Lawford
RACE RELATIONS August 1972 article in MS magazine: “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. It was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo (who had refused to book Fitzgerald because she was black), and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would … Continue reading Ella Fitzgerald