You asked for it…

13 May

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day… and this person of interest was one!

She was a romantic “distraction” in a Flynn film.

Went by her REAL name throughout her professional career.

Born in the southern USA.

Minor double threat… in screen, stage, and more so (in her time) on tv.

Married 3 times; 2 were publicly known and they BOTH outlived her.

Shared, with Flynn, a LOVE for a location outside the US (mainland).

— Karl


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    May 14, 2018 at 5:44 am

    ‘Em are some certainly intriguing clues, Karl.

    Do her initials rhyme with her first name?

    Did she once fly to Mexico with Errol?

    Did she sometiimes hang at The White House?

    Was she sometimes referred to as “The First Lady”?

    Did she (and one of her husbands) once work at 30 Rock?

    Did her 30 Rock husband know Cleopatra’s Asp quite well?

    Is Errol speaking with her in this scene?…

    • Karl

      May 14, 2018 at 11:11 am

      This is no case of the QUIZ SHOW SCANDALS folks… HONEST.

      As she hasn’t been FORMALLY identified yet, why don’t I provide an assist to your “assist” and see just what might come of it… to wit:

      Not only referred to as a “First Lady” of a sort, she also knew one, once, intimately.

      She is walked on, on THE WALK in H’wood.

      A former MOST QUESTIONABLE CRONY of Flynn’s (along with one of the richest men in the world), urged on her 2nd union.

      Was mentioned in a Defense Contract investigation as regards a particular expense item: $132 for nylon stockings (presumably a “gift” to her).

      TV was her TRUE calling in ALL vehicles BEFORE the camera.

      Long BEFORE Janet Jackson’s “Superbowl Moment”, and literally at the dawn of the Television medium, she (supposedly) had something of her own- ALSO on live TV!

      Was no shrinking violet in private life life… she supposedly “beat up” 2 drunks at a bar, in 1955, who “annoyed her”.

      Has this now helped your TIM-midty, quiz MASTER in naming that… name?

      • Gentleman Tim

        May 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm

        Did she have an interest in art and artists, and an unparalled affection for Pepsi?……

        She sure had a lot of bounce to the ounce, Karl!

      • Gentleman Tim

        May 14, 2018 at 6:45 pm

        I didn’t know all or even most of that, Karl! Very cool stuff! Thank you.

        Of course, my first objective was to find video of the wardrobe malfunction! I failed (though I believe I may have found a half-second clip), but in failing in this ignoble mission, looky what I did find – video of our mystery Mrs. Roosevelt at the 21 Club – our old stomping grounds! Welles, too! …. I might mix me up a Jack Rose!…

        • Karl

          May 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

          What an absolutely ASTOUNDING find of FASCINATING footage…. as only you can do!

          There appears to be a date on the menu towards the end but is indecipherable…

          You see how Faye and Elliot (together from December 1944- January 1950) were BOTH easy conversationalists and that Elliot appeared to have that same engaging charm of his dad!

          Didn’t recognize any of the others, other than.. but ORSON’S ‘stache sets the date (with the additional help from the above marriage parameters)…

          Filming for The Stranger (the ONLY opportunity for Welles to don this particular STYLE of facial adornment; 1949’s Black Magic’s was of the pencil style) took place from late September to November 21, 1945.

          So that much more we DO know.

          As to the FULLY “double trouble” wardrobe malfunction, it happened sometime during the one year (?) run of the Faye Emerson Show circa 1950. The show was broadcast from a studio CBS built on the sixth floor of the Stork Club building.

          It’s a confusing trail for this show. It premiered in October 1949. IMDB lists 22 additional show dates with 20 synopses… although none of them too REVEALING.

          As for a Jack Rose, I’ll be joining with you tonight!

  2. David DeWitt

    May 14, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Did she have an interest in art and artists, and an unparalled affection for Pepsi?……

    She sure had a lot of bounce to the ounce, Karl!

    Posted for Gentleman Tim who had a blog malfunction!

    • Karl

      May 14, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Ahoy SIR D, our noble/mobile leader!

      Yes, I know about this… I received an email announcing the post- but then, NO POST appeared on the actual blog!

      And yes, for those who think young… Pepsi may well have been a part of her daily regimen- I know of more than one that are, literally, ADDICTED to the stuff!

      (And Faye, curiously, DID PASS from stomach cancer.)

      Faye’s show (… ) featured nothing but “artists” from various fields and she seemed to mingle with people of that persuasion off camera as does Tim’s video so attest to it seems).

      Her 3rd husband (the musician Skitch Henderson) brought her still closer to the field of entertainment. .

      Nice hearing from you old boy, and LOVED your little ditty!

      • Gentleman Tim

        May 14, 2018 at 9:31 pm

        It’s been fun being on the Fay Trail with you, Karl! Who could have predicted it would have led to our fayvorite former speakeasy! … If you’re making a Jack Rose – Flynn’s 21 Special – I’m definitely doing so too. … Heading to the fridge in five, as soon as Errol says “Good morning, Uncle” to ex-Governor Bishop!


        • Karl

          May 14, 2018 at 11:01 pm

          Yes indeed!

          I’ve been keeping company with this PARTICULAR libation and taking notes…

          Easy on the grenadine, heavier on the lemon (unless you prefer lime), and with the “Jack”, you don’t necessarily have to measure but be sure to COVER that ice!

          And, with that no so humble direction put forth, I offer up the further wise counsel of another:

          “Plans are worthless, but planning is essential.”

          ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander WW2