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Yvonne De Carlo dies @ 84

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Hi,

 

Believe it or not The New York Post headlined today's paper: 'Lily Munster' Dies!......

A NYC friend called me and told me that.

 

Funny -

And, she said that one NYC critic on the radio stated, "Anyone who can deliver the line, 'Moses, there's a man among the sheep!' with a straight face, deserves ten Oscars"

Now, that's funny.....

 

Larry

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"Believe it or not The New York Post headlined today's paper: 'Lily Munster' Dies!......

A NYC friend called me and told me that."

 

C'mon, Larry, you thought that those philistines at The New York Post, of all papers, would know better?? I wouldn't line the bottom of a kitty litter box with that rag.

 

Larry, any chance that you were around MGM at all during the making of Sombrero (1953), one of the better features that the lady appeared in during the '50s? Of course, "better" may be a relative term, but the bigger budget and more polished production at least gave her, Pier Angeli, and Cyd Charisse a nicer setting for their considerable beauty.

 

Say, no one's mentioned the sand and sex epics that Yvonne graced during her long years in the salt mine that was Hollywood in the late '40s-early '50s around the time of Casbah (1947). I suppose her rather exotic, lush beauty made her ideal for such epics as Slave Girl and Fort Algiers, along with other North African stories. As a character in one of Ms. De Carlo's more forgettable features--I think it was The Desert Hawk says: " Wench or princess, a woman is only a woman!" She must've been a good actress, just keeping a straight face.

 

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Hi Moira,

 

I would have been around MGM during parts of 1953.

We would have returned from Nell's annual tour of Europe in February and I think I visited Lana on set for a movie she did with Ricardo Montalban (???).....

We then went back to Turin, Italy for Lana's wedding to Lex Barker in September and then I returned to Quebec City to live with my parents and go to school for a while.

That didn't last long and I was back in LA by February to escort Mercedes McCambridge to the Oscars in 1954.

So, I don't remember seeing Yvonne De Carlo on the MGM lot. In fact, I've never seen her other than on screen.

And, it was around this time that she was involved with Prince Ali Reza and all those jewels. That was big gossip in Hollywood then.

Loved her 'sex and sand' pictures though.......

 

Larry

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Larry, thanks for taking the time to reply, even though your social calendar for the year of 1953 was probably more dazzling than most people's for a lifetime *Lol*...you must have quite a memory, friend, even if you didn't have time to stand around as a dress extra on the set of Sombrero.

 

Miss Goddess, hope you like Captain's Paradise and post your opinion eventually. I'll have to check out Netflix for this one too...

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But I don't understand why typecasting is a bad thing? You work. You get paid. She was Lily and Fred was Herman. I only remember Fred in Car 54 or that horrid Pet Cemetery anyway. LOL If you are typecast but have $ coming in, what is the problem? Shakespeare was never on the horizon for either of them so I am not understanding the problem. I mean Barbara Eden is and was Jeannie. She still promotes the show, the bottles appears at Jeannie conventions, she gets paid and appreciates it. She didn't get upset that she was typecast, she used it as a smart business move and even had a jeannie commercial for AT&T I think.

 

 

I love Yvonne. She was beautiful and I am a Munsters collector. I realized last year that she was still alive and thought about writing her. God Bless Yvonne. That is two Munsters in one year gone.

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Hi,

 

With Yvonne De Carlo's death and a picture posted by Snarfie on the Robert Mitchum thread of Jane Russell, I wondering - does anybody know how she's doing. They are of a similar age and I haven't heard much about her lately.

 

What's the latest on Jane??

 

 

And, what about that other Jane - Wyman? I've heard she's suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and not well.

What's the latest on this Jane?

 

Larry

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Larry,

 

There was an article last summer in the LA Times about Ms. Russell. I believe she was appearing at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood for a film festival sponsored by the American Cinemateque.

 

I remember the photo because she was wearing a shade of orange lipstick and I think both Kyle and Filmlover commented on the pic. I think Filmlover went to the Film Festival but I can't remember if he saw Ms. Russell.

 

She looked great in the photo (lipstick notwithstanding) and the article made it sound like she was doing very well health wise. I believe she moved from Palm Springs to a small community on the Central Coast and is involved in with a church there.

 

Kyle, Filmlover does this sound right or is my memory hazy?

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lzcutter -

I found the thread I wrote about Jane Russell but the May 2006 LATimes article mentioned is no longer accessible at the Times.

 

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/click.jspa?searchID=76140&messageID=7802245

 

If anyone has Lexis/Nexis (or is it Lexus/Nexus?) capabilites, maybe they can find it online.

 

My memory tells me that the article centered on her performing in a "little" stage show in the Santa Barbara area. I don't think it was related to her appearance at the Egyptian Theater for a film festival.

 

But you are right that she looked great and was sporting some rather orange lipstick in the newspaper photo.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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My memory tells me that the article centered on her performing in a "little" stage show in the Santa Barbara area. I don't think it was related to her appearance at the Egyptian Theater for a film festival.>>

 

Kyle,

 

That's it, she was performing in Santa Maria! The article talked about her and the songs she would be singing as well as her career and her move to the Central Coast and the church she is involved with!

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Hi!

I'm really new around here, but I have been a fan of Ms De Carlo for as long as I can remember. It's really sad that she's no longer here with us, but she certainly left her mark on the world. I have made a small tribute to her and I would like to invite you over to my site. I have many wallpapers of many of your favorite stars and if I don't have them all ready there, I'm always open to suggestions. Thank you for your time!

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/Danidawall/Misc/ydlily.jpg

 

Wallpapers By Dani

 

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Hi Lynn & Kyle,

 

Yes, I do remember that article about Jane Russell and Santa Maria and the orange lipstick.

I know she is very religious and sings in choirs, etc. so I'm glad to hear that she's doing OK......

 

Larry

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I wanted to give some credit to "CBS Sunday" who ran a small tribute to Yvonne de Carlo and Carlo Ponti. They mentioned Yvonne's movies, her TV show and even played a short sound clip from "Follies." She sounded like a pretty good singer. It was about two minutes, which is about two minutes more than anyone else gave her.

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Movieman, I saw that piece this morning too, and I agree with you. AOL also gave the lady a nice memorial, with some dandy pictures.

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Hi,

 

Great Britain also gave her a small tribute. BBC played part of an interview with her by David Frost and she sang some of "I'm Still Here"...

They also mentioned how she stuck by her husband when he was disabled and went back to work to pay the bills.

 

Larry

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Morning everyone, has anyone heard if TCM is going to do a few hours of honoring Yvonne DeCarlo? As well known as she was it would be a slap in the face to all of her fans if they didn't.

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I was really pleased to see that the obituaries (created by The Associated Press)

didn't focus exclusively on "The Munsters" (though it headlined) but also mentioned Yvonne's film work and especially her immortal turn in Sondheim's Follies belting the greatest show biz anthem of them all, "I'm Still Here" (which was apparently inspired by Miss Crawford...!)

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