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."
February 26, 1999 |
Mary Thompson knew she was pretty, but the compliments she received never veered below the neck. "My eyes were the topic. 'You have beautiful eyes. . . . You have a really pretty face, if you were a little bit thinner,' " recalled the size 14 investment banking assistant from El Cajon. The 32-year-old Thompson didn't fret over the pounds. She entered a model search contest instead.
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.
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.
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.
October 28, 1990
Streep says "it's quite disturbing" that the movie industry presents whores for role models ("Pretty Women," et cetera). What she needs to begin accepting, no matter how unbelievable, is that these type of movies are what people want to see. Ever since the national awareness of gay men being cast in a negative light, the "macho men" have come back onto our screen in greater proportion along with their fantasy whores. CHERYL BEHUNIN Torrance