March 27, 1997 |
The woman onstage is a poofball of black, all silky long legs and fur trim. Her hair is bobbed in a spray of Easter chick yellow. When she talks to the hungry crowd at the Century Club, you can still hear her breathy bedroom voice. She is, as her press release would have it, a "sex kitten on the prowl again." "I'm Joey, I'm a girl and I'm on the cover of Playboy," she coos, before promoting her pictorial with an encore of "I Get a Kick Out of You."
March 16, 1995 |
Richard Avedon took the photographs in a New York studio. Jean Paul Gaultier provided a silvery corset for Christy Turlington, while this year's model, Nadja Auermann, wrapped herself in cobwebs and half-light. If only the guys at Foogert's garage could get their hands on those pictures. They know about the fashion shoot because it was paid for, oddly enough, by a tire company. And the resulting girlie calendar looks nothing like traditional car kitsch. No blondes drape themselves over fenders.
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February 28, 1995 |
While many women her age are dealing with a midlife crisis, 44-year-old Victoria Jacobs says she is enjoying the best and what may be the wildest years of her life. The North Hollywood grandmother is on the cover of this month's issue of Playboy magazine. "I want people to feel good about this age and if they haven't reached this age, I want them to look forward to it," Jacobs says. "I think it's important to take chances and not have regrets that you let life pass you by."
December 12, 1993 |
Technically, wrestling celebrity Hulk Hogan's role in the movie "Mr. Nanny" is more that of a bodyguard than a full-fledged nanny, but seeing him cast as the reluctant guy who cares for and protects two motherless, rambunctious youngsters begs the question. So does watching Eldin, the offbeat painter turned nanny for television's career-minded "Murphy Brown." His nurturing instincts are evident as he plays pat-a-cake with Murphy's baby son, Avery.
March 4, 1993 |
The scene is a Thousand Oaks classroom: "My name is Maya Angelou," the woman begins. "I was born April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo. When I was 3 years old my parents got a divorce, and so my brother, Bailey, who was 4, and I were sent to live with our grandmother." The students at St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School are entranced by the bold colors and African designs of the woman's long skirt and headwrap.
July 15, 1992 |
When Linda Moulton-Patterson stepped onto the stage during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, a million women marched up there with her. In November, 1990, just days after she won her first election to the Huntington Beach City Council, Moulton-Patterson was found to have breast cancer. She was shocked that it came without warning. And she was scared.