Friday, August 15, 2014

Childhood Memories Live On-Robin Williams

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I don't do this often but in his memory, I will write about him.

Watching movies like Flubber, Jumanji and Hook (especially Hook) on repeat even through my preteens, I have always loved watching Robin Williams on screen. He improvised quirky characters straight from his imagination; I wouldn't be surprised that almost all his movies his improvisations have been added to their scripts.

On August 11th, 2014 Robin Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California. Law enforcement has released not too long ago of finding Williams hanging by a belt with wounds on his wrists. Many have stated that he continued to suffer from depression and his recent wife recently stated that he was also starting to suffer from Parkinson's disease.

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Robin managed to do so much in what almost seems was still a short amount of time here on Earth. He managed to film 4 films before his death which included Night at the Museum 3 with Stiller which surely all will be rising in viewers upon release.

I know this is random but watching that unfold on TV just hit my childhood with a chronic punch. And sometimes I really do wish I never knew the circumstances of his death because it makes me think he didn't commit suicide, that someone else killed him. That's really rare for a suicidal to have two forms, slashes on the wrist and then hanging. Somewhat similar to Kurt Cobain's death; with high levels of cocaine and a gun with gunpowder residue as if used.

At the end, it doesn't matter anymore because Robin Williams is dead physically. His memory will live on through the lives he touched with his humor and compassion; through his work that continues to play on various TV screens worldwide.

Rest in peace Robin Williams.

-Miss Bobo

The Queen of Pin-up: Bettie Page

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I've been checking this blog's stats and have found that my post featuring a Betty Paige lighter has started to pick up popularity.

So why not a post all about her?!Honestly, I really didn't know much about her until recently. I randomly looked her up and found a video that just made me giggle.
Coquettish, coy, sensual, but never crass, she had an air about her of complete subtlety and acceptance over sexuality in an age where the opposite was supreme.

And get this, (I am imprrrressed) she was a straight-A student and got her Bachelors of Arts at Peabody college. A post from an anonymous source on IMDB, states she started modeling while looking for a secretary job in New York. Her official page doesn't mention it but it does confirm that she started modeling in New York.

She lost her fame upon religious groups and the government investigating her for exposing nudity to the public and basically accusing her of being too sexual for her own good (as I am sure those who hounded her may have thought).

She eventually evaded the eye of fame and stayed in the background until she was found and questioned before her death in 2008 (crazy).

Few documentaries were made regarding her life before, during, and after being a pin-up model. Two years ago, the documentary Bettie Page Reveals All was released featuring celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Dita Von Teese, and Hugh Hefner. Definitely will check that out.

Her fame has stood 5 decades and counting; replicated in burlesque shows by fans who admire her work. Watching her videos, many in the modeling business and even our sisters can learn: you are beautiful, sexy, hot in any way you dress just by loving yourself, having confidence, and being brave in not giving a rat's ass about what anybody thinks. All of the legends we have lost so far are evidence such things exist.

Til Next blogpost,
Miss Bobo