Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Happy Birthday, Esther Williams and Connie Stevens



I couldn't let the day pass without wishing a happy birthday to these two.

19 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Glad there were no before and after pics for these two. How did Esther swim so well with her head out of the water?

Jeff Meyerson said...

Wasn't Kookie's birthday last week? Too bad he and Connie didn't have the same birthday.

JTD said...

Hubba, hubba!

Bill Crider said...

There are some recent photos of both on the 'Net, but I figured I'd rather have pictures of them the way I remember them. Hubba, hubba, indeed.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Wow, a nip shot of Connie! Is this the harbinger of a bold new direction for BCPCM? One can but hope. I mean, doesn't Marilyn Chambers have a birthday coming up?

Bill Crider said...

That nip shot is very tastefully done. Why I, myself, never even noticed it.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Hahahahahahaha! Suuuure, Bill.

Bill Crider said...

Trust me.

Brent McKee said...

Oddly enough Bill, I believe you. Her skin tone is close enough to the shade of her nipple that it's nearly impossible to pick up on. Now if you had run the Lucille Ball topless shot on her birthday I'd be more suspicious.

Bill Crider said...
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Bill Crider said...

As I was about to say before I screwed up the comment, thanks for the defense, Brent, and you're absolutely correct. That's why I never noticed the nip. And I wonder who'd run a nude photo of Lucy. Surely nobody who'd comment on this tasteful blog would do a thing like that.

Gerard said...

I never noticed it either.

Bill Crider said...

So that's two of us.

Fred Blosser said...

Bill, if you need somebody to screen future photos for nip slips, I'm willing, and if I'm not available, I'll bet Cap'n Bob will volunteer. Yowzuh! By coincidence, I recently watched Robert Aldrich's GRISSOM GANG again; Connie has several good scenes with Robert Lansing and Tony Musante as Tony's dim-bulb moll.

Bill Crider said...

I'm still doing the screening. Is THE GRISSOM GANG based on NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH? I regret to say I've never seen it.

JTD said...

There's a nude photo of Lucille Ball?

Fred Blosser said...

Yup, THE GRISSOM GANG is based on NO ORCHIDS. Tommy-guns galore, and not a dull or wasted moment in the movie. I imagine the DVD from MGM is still available.

16 comments? There must be a lot of us guys of a certain age who still remember Connie fondly from HAWAIIAN EYE and "Sixteen Reasons."

Bill Crider said...

Well, half the comments are mine. I need to go listen to "Sixteen Reasons" now.

Anonymous said...

I like Esther Williams very much because of her beautiness and second and not first, because she swims o good in all her movies.

Her best picture and movie clip when she wore the famous white two pieces in the movie with Mickey Rooney. The impact was greater than those of Ursula Anders in Dr. No movie.