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June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett – Charlie’s Angel Got Her Wings Today

Filed under: Tributes — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 6:57 pm

We have lost  a true beauty and icon of the 70s.  Farrah you will be missed.  God Bless and our sympathies are with your family.



May 26, 2009

It’s Official…Miss-Lou Motor Mafia is Now 1 Year Old!

Filed under: Holiday, Pin-up Art, Tributes — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 4:40 am

bouncyblondeOn this date back in 2008 the very first post was written for Miss-Lou Motor Mafia.  The most popular post that still receives hits till this day is Farrah Fawcett’s Foxy Vette and the most popular Feature seems to be Pinup! and On This Day In Automotive History.

So join me and Chevy Girl in wishing Miss-Lou Motor Mafia a Happy Birthday!

A big Thanks to all the readers of this Blog and I look forward to another year with some changes that I hope all of you will like.


May 25, 2009

For Those that Answered the Call and Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice…

Filed under: Holiday, Tributes — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 8:04 am
Recruiting Ad from 1917

Recruiting Ad from 1917

For those that answered the call and gave the ultimate sacrifice, we here at Miss-Lou Motor Mafia Thank You on this Memorial Day.

May 22, 2009

What would be a Good caption for this Picture?

Filed under: Customizing, Funny, Tributes, Uncategorized — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 5:34 am


December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday to my “BUG”

Filed under: Tributes — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 11:28 am

Today is my daughter Macayla’s Birthday.  She turns 11 years old today.  I don’t know who feels older her or me.  Anyway…Happy Birthday Bug!

December 12, 2008

Bettie Page 1923-2008 R.I.P.

Filed under: History, Tributes — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 9:37 pm

2328949256_91f55d0e8f1I was saddened to hear today that Bettie Page died yesterday after never regaining consciousness after a heart attack 9 days earlier.  Bettie was a pin-up icon  and basically sparked the sexual revolution of the 1950s.

Bettie Page was the definition of Pin-up and will be greatly missed.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Bettie Page, one of America’s most photographed pin-up girls during the 1950s, died in Los Angeles on Thursday from pneumonia, her agent said. She was 85.

Page was a ubiquitous sight during the 1950s, propelled to stardom when she posed for Playboy as Miss January 1955. Soon her image was gracing playing cards, record albums and bedroom posters across the country.

She stopped modeling in 1957, retreated from the public spotlight and turned to religion. She enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in the 1980s, as a new generation of fans became obsessed with her legacy.bettie_page

Her agent, Mark Roesler, said Page was admitted to a Los Angeles-area hospital four weeks ago. She never regained consciousness after suffering a heart attack earlier this month.

With her dark bangs, alluring blue-gray eyes and wide smile, Page cultivated an innocent girl-next-door persona. The one-time school teacher was nice, but clearly also naughty. Some of her photos featured spanking and bondage.

Bettie Page embodied the stereotypical wholesomeness of the Fifties and the hidden sexuality straining beneath the surface,” authors Karen Essex and James L. Swanson wrote in their 1996 book “Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin-Up Legend.”

Page professed to be mystified by all the attention, saying she never felt particularly attractive and had to wear a lot of makeup to cover up her large pores. After she found God, she was initially ashamed of having posed nude.

“(B)ut now most of the money I’ve got is because I posed in the nude,” she told Playboy last year. “So I’m not ashamed of it now, but I still don’t understand it.”

Bettie Mae Page was born on April 22, 1923, in Nashville, one of six children. She and two sisters were sent to an orphanage after her father went to jail and her mother could not cope on her own. Page later described her father as “a sex fiend” who started sexually molesting her when she was 13.

Page, armed with an arts degree with Peabody College in Nashville, did her first modeling work in the 1940s after moving to San Francisco with the first of her three husbands. After they divorced in 1947, she pursued modeling in New York. Photos from a shoot with Miami photographer Bunny Yeager ended up in the pages of Playboy.

The layout featured Page winking at the camera wearing only a Santa hat as she decorated a Christmas tree. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner described it as “a milestone in the history of the magazine,” which he had founded less than two years earlier.

Later in life, Page was furious that Yeager made a fortune from the photos and never compensated her.

Some American lawmakers were not as impressed with her modeling abilities. Page was served with a subpoena to appear before U.S. Senate investigators trying to discover a link between juvenile delinquency and pornography. Page never appeared. Soon after, she completely disappeared from the scene.

After two other brief marriages failed, Page battled acute schizophrenia beginning in the early 1970s. Her comeback gathered momentum with the 1991 movie “The Rocketeer,” based on a comic book where the hero’s girlfriend was Page. Fan clubs and websites proliferated, and Page made a good living signing memorabilia at conventions. On the rare occasions that she gave interviews, she insisted that she not be photographed.

Page had no children. There was no immediate information about funeral plans.

(Editing by Eric Walsh)

Here are some pics of Bettie from over the years…




October 7, 2008

Tales of Rat Fink, 2006

Filed under: Cars, Movies, Tributes — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 5:32 am

I just recently found out about this DVD that was produced in 2006.  For some reason I missed the boat on this one.  I will of course add it to my library of car movies but for now here is the trailer.

September 30, 2008

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History, Tributes — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 8:24 am

September 30, 1955

Death of the Rebel

James Dean was killed in an automobile accident today along with his mechanic Rolf Wutherich, when Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder crashed head-on into another car. The tormented young actor was the embodiment of an entire generation’s restless rebellion, made famous by his role in Rebel Without a Cause and called “the damaged but beautiful soul of our time” by Andy Warhol. He had always seemed to be searching for a way to release that restless energy, finding an outlet in the racing of cars and motorcycles. His fascination with cars and speed began when his father gave him his first ’39 Chevy. Ironically, Dean had been on his way to a car race at the time of his death.

September 29, 2008

Paul Newman “King Of Cool” 1925-2008

Filed under: Tributes — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 5:47 am

WESTPORT, Conn. — Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as “Hud,” “Cool Hand Luke” and “The Color of Money”–and as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario–has died. He was 83.

Newman died Friday after a long battle with cancer at his farmhouse near Westport, publicist Jeff Sanderson said. He was surrounded by his family and close friends.

In May, Newman had dropped plans to direct a fall production of “Of Mice and Men,” citing unspecified health issues.

He got his start in theater and on television during the 1950s, and went on to become one of the world’s most enduring and popular film stars, a legend held in awe by his peers. He was nominated for Oscars 10 times, winning one regular award and two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including “Exodus,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Verdict,” “The Sting” and “Absence of Malice.”

August 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Filed under: Tributes — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:21 am

This is a pretty busy day of the year. Not only is it my wife’s birthday, it’s also my Dad’s birthday and Mom and Dad’s Anniversary!

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