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Monday, May 09, 2011

Yvette Vickers, Requiescat In Pace.

Former Playboy playmate's family shocked her mummified body went undiscovered for nearly a year - Los Angeles Times

A cautionary tale for Kendra Wilkinson, et al....

Relatives of Yvette Vickers, an early Playboy playmate and B-movie actress who was found dead last week at her Benedict Canyon home, told The Times they were saddened by her passing and the manner in which she died.

But they also said Vickers, born Yvette Vedder, had for the most part withdrawn from her extended family, a situation exacerbated by the fact that most of her relatives lived in other parts of the country, many of them in Kansas City, Mo.

A neighbor discovered the body of Vickers, 82, in an upstairs room of her Westwanda Drive home on April 27. Its mummified state suggests she could have been dead for close to a year, police said.

Robert Vedder, the 72-year-old first cousin of Vickers, said in a phone interview that one of his lasting memories was visiting her at her Westwanda home in 1958.

He recalled Vickers, who starred in such cult films as “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” as "outgoing and bubbly." At the same time, she kept the family at a distance, which became more pronounced in later years.

"Her lifestyle was such that she was not active in family affairs," Robert Vedder said. "She chose her lifestyle and nobody interfered with that."

At the same time, he said, "It's hard to believe she met death in this fashion."

Huh? If you push your family away, chances are they won't notice you've croaked.

Even so, he and other family members expressed pride in her legacy. Chris Vedder, a first cousin who corresponded once with Vickers via MySpace, said he had admiration for her.

"I always wanted to meet her and would brag about her when I was a kid," said Chris Vedder, an actor who works in radio in Kansas City. "I'm a huge fan and proud to say I was related to her. She was the only other family in media I know of."

I guess it's not too surprising she stayed away from these idiots.

Chris Vedder said he believed Vickers would be touched and amazed by the outpouring of attention following her death, despite the manner in which she died.

"She definitely had one last hurrah," he said.

Apparently, this is the new definition of a good death: Die utterly and pathetically alone so your corpse will be "mummified" before it is discovered and then you'll make the papers one last time.

Yvette wasn't a celebrity, kiddies. She was a poor sad woman who was used up and spit out by a society who only pretended to care about her when she was pretty.

Here's Yvette when she was young, pretty, and worth exploiting:

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The movie for which she was best known:

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Golly, that old-timey porn seems so tame today...it couldn't possibly cause any harm...

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Ah, the Botophucket picture Nazis strike again. I agree they have the right to censor stuff I store there, but this is a serious post. [Besides, the fact they tried to censor the false prophet cartoons out of existence tells me they are quite a bit more dangerous to our freedom that a little bit of 50 year old T&A.]

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Anyway, here it is again...

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Ol' Huge Heffner sure had an eye for talent, eh boys? I'm guessing his spot in Hell is going to be a bit nastier than average. Not close to Osama bin Laden territory, but nasty nonetheless.

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First of all, the word is SEX, not GENDER. If you are ever tempted to use the word GENDER, don't. The word is SEX! SEX! SEX! SEX! For example: "My sex is male." is correct. "My gender is male." means nothing. Look it up. What kind of sick neo-Puritan nonsense is this? Idiot left-fascists, get your blood-soaked paws off the English language. Hence I am choosing "male" under protest.

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