Aug 16, 2010

Classic Links

I did not know that birthday gal Ann Blyth was a spokesperson for Hostess in the seventies. She sure dresses up fancy to serve Ding Dongs to her kids. Happy Birthday Ms. Blyth!— Noir and Chick Flicks

Lots of gorgeous pics in this old Hollywood Tumblr archive-- Old Hollywood(via The Big Parade)

It took me a moment to realize this isn’t a joke: there’s going to be a movie about Marilyn Monroe’s terrier starring Angelina Jolie and George Clooney (as Monroe and Frank Sinatra, who gave her the dog).— The Guardian

Review round-up:
The Bat (1926)
Youth Runs Wild (1944)
The Party’s Over (1965)


  1. This is awful, but I do remember the commercials because there was a another take on it where you see the woman eat the ding dong, then she turns and she has a butt as big as a bus.

    Poor Ann.

  2. She did look gorgeous though. It's quite a feat to appear glamorous while saying "Ding-Dong" over and over.

  3. I still can't believe that she appeared in that commercial for Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Pies.

  4. I do wonder how this came to be. Were a bunch of ad guys sitting around a table saying--of course! You must hire Ann Blyth!

  5. I've heard of movie stars taking on jobs just for the money, but this is ridiculous!