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Offline NikF

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2018, 12:02:31 PM »
I did. Borrowed my friend's Canon FT. Her father snapped the graduation pic.

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I was fairly sure that shot was yours.  8) Good stuff.
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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2018, 12:08:50 PM »
Pity poor Cato. He was a geezer when Veronica Lake first showed up!

 ;)   To quote Mae West: "I'm not dead yet!"   :D

For those ignorant of Veronica Lake:


 
Check out her movies with Alan Ladd , e.g. The Glass Key and The Blue Dahlia.

Unfortunately, she was an alcoholic and had mental problems in the later 1940's.
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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2018, 12:12:00 PM »
I was fairly sure that shot was yours.  8) Good stuff.

You have kept pictures of girlfriends - or "crushes" - from past decades?   ??? :o ??? :o    They were never subject to a great purge?   8)
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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2018, 12:24:25 PM »
You have kept pictures of girlfriends - or "crushes" - from past decades?   ??? :o ??? :o    They were never subject to a great purge?   8)

No, Mrs. Rock never asked me to destroy reminders of my past (letters, photos, yearbooks). She's never been jealous. And she knows she's the only one who's ever made me happy.

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2018, 01:03:51 PM »
No, Mrs. Rock never asked me to destroy reminders of my past (letters, photos, yearbooks). She's never been jealous. And she knows she's the only one who's ever made me happy.

Sarge

Good for both of you!  In fact, I never had any pictures or anything else to purge.  I was a late bloomer and never dated a girl until I was 26 and in graduate school.

I went out with a grad student twice, dated an undergraduate girl for a few months and thought she was the one (she told me she was NOT the one  ;)  while we are on the way to a performance of Der Rosenkavalier at Ohio State), and then a few months after that, Mrs. Cato came along!   8)
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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2018, 01:07:01 PM »
and thought she was the one (she told me she was NOT the one  ;)

I can empathize. I knew a dozen girls who told me that  ;D

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the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2018, 01:11:26 PM »
I can empathize. I knew a dozen girls who told me that  ;D

Sarge

Even worse:  Rodney Dangerfield's wife told him she was not the one either!   0:)

(That works with "mother" too!  ???    )
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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2018, 01:26:59 PM »
Celebrity crushes I had when I was growing up: The first I recall was, like nearly every boy in mid-50s America, Annette Funicello the Mouseketeer:



A few years later it was Tuesday Weld on the Dobie Gillis show. I don't remember if her mercenary character bothered me or not, but I do remember loving her hair, her eyes, her lips, and especially her voice.





Then in the early sixties I saw Sophia Loren emerge out of the sea like some aquatic goddess in Boy on a Dolphin. That crush has lasted until this very day  ;)

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/G0DwM7xWpEA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/G0DwM7xWpEA</a>

In the later sixties it was Julie Newmar (Catwoman in Batman), Diana Rigg in The Avengers, and Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie.
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the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2018, 01:29:38 PM »
Even worse:  Rodney Dangerfield's wife told him she was not the one either!   0:)

 ;D :D ;D

Coincidentally, I watched several Dangerfield clips on YouTube yesterday. I'd forgotten how hysterical his "I get no respect" bits were.
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2018, 01:34:09 PM »
Celebrity crushes I had when I was growing up: The first I recall was, like nearly every boy in mid-50s America, Annette Funicello the Mouseketeer:



A few years later it was Tuesday Weld on the Dobie Gillis show. I don't remember if her mercenary character bothered me or not, but I do remember loving her hair, her eyes, her lips, and especially her voice.





Then in the early sixties I saw Sophia Loren emerge out the sea like some aquatic goddess in A Boy and a Dolphin. That crush has lasted until this very day  ;)

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/G0DwM7xWpEA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/G0DwM7xWpEA</a>

In the later sixties it was Julie Newmar (Catwoman in Batman), Diana Rigg in The Avengers, and Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie.

Allow me to add the incredible:



Yvette Mimieux

For anyone who does not know RODNEY DANGERFIELD:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/jrFgD9-l390" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/jrFgD9-l390</a>
"Meet Miss Ruth Sherwood, from Columbus, Ohio, the Middle of the Universe!"

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2018, 01:56:53 PM »
Erin Gray. I always like them tall and slim. Or short and slim. Or whatever. Anyway, she was definitely slim in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
But I always thought she looked kind of short for a fashion model. Anyway, check out the absolutely period correct 'nuclear explosion level behind the head' hairlight  ;D

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2018, 02:06:01 PM »
Allow me to add the incredible:



Yvette Mimieux

I fell for Yvette after seeing her in Three In The Attic, a 1968 film based on the much darker ending novel, Paxton Quigley's Had the Course.

Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2018, 02:21:03 PM »
Anyway, check out the absolutely period correct 'nuclear explosion level behind the head' hairlight  ;D



Mrs. Rock almost reached the same megatonnage of highlight one afternoon a long, long time ago:




Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2018, 02:37:52 PM »
Even though it's a long long time ago it still works. That's a good photo of a beautiful woman.
"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2018, 03:53:17 PM »
Guys, appreciate what you have at this forum. :-X

If this forum had more millennials or those younger (generation Zyklon is it?) this sort of thread would be deemed too riske and somewhat taboo. The ideological and cultural mores of millenials and those younger can be oppressive.



 
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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2018, 01:08:01 AM »
I guess my major celebrity crush was young Kurt Russell, in films such as The Computer wore Tennis Shoes:

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2018, 01:55:28 AM »
Kurt Russell - I just had a look on Wikipedia and found he's on!y 67 years old. Goes to show how young he was when he started working.
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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2018, 03:07:50 AM »
Here's another set of crushes that were probably influential.  ;D The thing is, it was a bit before my time, but because one of the dogs runs off at that beginning it was shown regularly on those outtakes shows at xmas. That was almost the only time we had a television so I got to see it often.

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1) Red (legs/'cat on a hot tin roof')
2) Green (would probably eat you alive)
3) White (safe option)
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"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2018, 06:33:35 AM »
I was I am afraid promiscuous in my crushes. Others included Sandra Dee


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Re: Who was your crush when you were growing up?
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2018, 09:18:50 AM »
Welcome to GMG, home of horny middle-aged men. (I resemble that remark)

For me: The lovely Alexis Bledel--If you count being in my late 20s/early30s when I was "growing up"?  >:D

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