Farrah Fawcett`s Swimsuit Poster-A PinUp of Immortality Preserved at Smithsonian!

February 3, 2011 by  
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I never owned the Farrah Fawcett swimsuit pinup poster, but feel as if I did, in a different life! I may just get one for myself, finally, as a way of paying tribute to the past in terms of popular culture. Ryan O`Neil has donated the red swimsuit to the Smithsonian Institution`s popular culture history collections. I conjecture here, but I bet her exhibit will get a record volume of visits at the museum! (Source-The Envelope)

Other items from Farrah`s estate donated include: an original copy of the iconic poster, a leather bound book of Fawcett`s personal copies of the scripts for her featured first season of Charlie`s Angels, magazines with her on the cover, a Farrah doll and some other stuff. *(Note: Today is my birthday, so I`m waxing `70s nostalgic the whole day through!)

The poster sold 12 million copies in 1976; I remember seeing it everywhere I went (in my yellow 1966 Mustang); at shopping malls, in Dude`s gym lockers, on the walls of local Cat`s flats. UBIQUITOUS! I`m a very big fan of Farrah Fawcett (Majors) and was most sad when she died a couple of years ago. Charlie`s Angels slipped downhill after she left. My favorite role of hers is as a bad girl, Diane Downs in the 1980s miniseries Small Sacrifices. Check out those hotpants in the final scene!

Okay, so the screen is a little crowded with Farrah pics! What do you want, more of my words, or more pretty Fawcett pics? That`s what I thought. Let`s stay in FF moment the entire day through, why not? Pin that poster up, boy!

“Small Sacrifices” and the Music of True Crime

April 27, 2010 by  
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The music of True Crime can be very arousing. Peter Manning Robinson composed the score for the 1989 movie made for TV, Small Sacrifices, starring Farrah Fawcett. Listen to the theme track as the drama begins over the credits. And yea, that`s Ryan O`Neal playing Diane Downs`(Farrah) ex-boyfriend, Lew Lewiston. The story is based on Ann Rule`s best selling True Crime book, Small Sacrifices.

I have my theories as to why this is Ann Rule`s best selling book. However, I won`t get into that at this time. And I also believe that this is one of the late Farrah Fawcett`s best acting roles. I believe you can see the 1989 classic in its entirety on YouTube, in so many parts. I intend to do just that (you should too). And I had to scrounge the used book stores of Austin in order to find the last surviving paperback of Rule`s Small Sacrifices. Weird, I know! OBSESSIONS!

Peter Manning Robinson`s music is tense and pathological (appropriately so); a kind of hybrid of Phillip Glass and Bernard Hermann. Peter has done many other of these soundtracks for various TV True Crime Movies, that was such a big fad in the 1980s. You probably have heard them before, but maybe weren`t listening so closely for what the music was doing to character and plot. Quite a bit, I should think. So dig into the vaults of Peter Manning Robinson.

He`s scored: And the Sea Will Tell, Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story and Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bambenek Story, just to name a few.

Tributes to a Sidekick, an “Angel”, and a King

June 27, 2009 by  
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It has been a sad week, as we mourn the loss of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and now Michael Jackson.

Ed McMahon died Tuesday of health problems at the age of 86.  He was best known as announcer of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1962-92 with the catchphrase “Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!”  He also co-hosted TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes with Dick Clark, and hosted Star Search, the predecessor of American Idol and America’s Got Talent.

From sex symbol to iconic Angel to acclaimed actress, Farrah Fawcett has reinvented herself time after time throughout her career.  She died Thursday morning at the age of 62 after losing her three-year battle with cancer.  Longtime soulmate Ryan O’Neal and BFF Alaina Stewart were among those with her in the final moments of her life.  Besides Ryan, Farrah leaves behind their son Redmond, 24.

Fans are still in a state of mourning and shock over the sudden passing of Michael Jackson, who died Thursday afternoon at the age of 50.  Through his career that has spanned four decades; he has gone from teen idol to the undisputed King of Pop with his songs, his hat, his signature glove, and the legendary Moonwalk dance — opening the doors for artists such as Usher and Justin Timberlake, and for groups like New Edition.

Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson: three icons in music, film, and television that made us laugh, cry, dance, sing, and hope for a better future.

Redmond O’Neal Out of Prison as Mom, Farrah Fawcett Clings to Life

May 17, 2009 by  
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Farrah Fawcett was first diagnosed with anal cancer back in 2006.  Currently, the disease has spread to her liver and is extremely life threatening.

This news has led authorities to release her son, Redmond O’Neal’ from prison so he can go and say his goodbyes to his mother.

O’Neal’ is currently doing time in the Twin Towers correctional facility in Los Angeles for violating probation on drug charges.

According to the New York Daily News, Fawcett, 62 does not know that her son is currently incarcerated.

Farrah Fawcett Reportly Close to Death

April 7, 2009 by  
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071114_farrahfawcett_vl-verticalAccording to the NY Daily News “Charlie’s Angels” TV star and icon Farrah Fawcett, 62, is reportedly unconscious and in critical but stable condition in a Los Angeles hospital.  

 

Fawcett slipped into unconsciousness as relatives and longtime lover, actor Ryan O’Neal, gathered at her bedside.  Her declining health has doctors fearing the worst.  Fawcett was diagnosed in 2006 with a rare form of colorectal cancer.   

 

According to Radar Online, Fawcett had chemotherapy and recently underwent experimental stem cell treatment in Germany. 

Representative for the actress have not commented.