Archive for December 5th, 2008

Kiefer Sutherland Gets Star…

Friday, December 5th, 2008


Kiefer Sutherland to get Walk of Fame Star



Kiefer Sutherland is to be honoured with the 2,377th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. December 9, 2008.


The actor’s father Donald Sutherland and moviemaker Joel Schumacher will be on hand to pay tribute to the 24 star at the unveiling ceremony outside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.



Bettie Page Hospitalized…

Friday, December 5th, 2008


Model Bettie Page hospitalized after heart attack



Associated Press
December 5, 2008


Bettie Page, whose magazine photographs in bikinis and see-through lingerie helped her become one of the most notable models of the 20th century, was hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a heart attack, her agent said Friday.


“She’s critically ill,” Mark Roesler of the Curtis Management Group told The Associated Press.


He said she had the heart attack on Tuesday and was hospitalized Friday in the Los Angeles area.


A family friend, Todd Mueller, said Page was in a coma. When asked to confirm, Roesler said, “I would not deny that.” Roesler would not comment further on her condition.


Page, a secretary turned model, is credited with helping set the stage for the sexual revolution of the rebellious 1960s. She attracted national attention with magazine photographs of her sensuous figure that were tacked up on walls across the country.


Roesler said CMG has represented some of biggest celebrities over the decades, and that Page has been “one of our biggest clients. She’s right up there with Marilyn Monroe.”


Page’s photos included a centerfold in the January 1955 issue of then-fledgling Playboy magazine, as well as controversial sadomasochistic poses.


She later spent decades away from the public eye, and during that time battled mental illness and became a born-again Christian.


After resurfacing in the 1990s, she occasionally granted interviews but refused to allow her picture to be taken.


Mueller credits his business dealings with the model for bringing her out of seclusion. He said he first met her in 1989 when he offered her “a bunch of money” to show up at autograph signings.


“I probably sold 3,000 of her autographs, usually for $200 to $300,” he said. “Eleanor Roosevelt, we got $40-$50. … Bettie Page outsells them all.”



Obit…Forrest J. Ackerman

Friday, December 5th, 2008


Forrest J Ackerman, writer-editor who coined ‘sci-fi,’ dies at 92


Forrest J. Ackerman (CREDIT)


The Los Angeles native influenced young fans with his Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing a vast collection of science fiction and fantasy memorabilia.

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
December 6, 2008


Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world’s largest personal collection of science fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has died. He was 92.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)