Women are from Venus, Men are from Earth

I know, thats not quite the punchline that you see in books, and commentaries, and the like, but it works for tonights blog, related to a story I read earlier today. This one, in fact

http://192.155.80.152/VenusNeedsMen/index.html

If anyone hadnt already realized it, and I have no idea why you wouldnt have done, I love the old 50’s sci-fi stuff, especially anything involving robots, outer space, or ideally both! To say that some female ‘invaders’ from other planets seemed to specialize in skimpy, shiny, tight fitting outfits would be putting it mildly. Yes, I’d loved to have appeared in some of those movies, far too true!

Its rare to find any EMCSA story set in the recent past, let alone one that fits the image of the time as well as this one does. Of course there were numerous ‘horror’ movies made about female invaders from outer space, or had intrepid Earth men heading to other places, and getting ensnared by sexy females from some planet, or indeed, the moon. Of course, as we know, no one actually lives on those places, but anyway…its good harmless fun!

Oh, why cant I get a part in a movie like those lol? Well fine, I’m a bit old now, but… full alien bodysuit, and mask, and I’d be fine! 😀

Oh fine, not that in that story, I wouldnt mind being on the opposite end of that ‘Extractor’ machine, if they ever had a need to use it on Earth females! 😉

So yes, if like me, you have a love for the whole 50’s sci-fi stuff, then you need to give this a read. And yes, if they ever turn this into a movie, I want to play a middle aged Venusian woman lol!

Fine, these women arent ugly, very pretty in fact, but its been a while since we’ve had any Rocky Sharpe and the Replays on here, so lets make up for lost time. They are definitely one of those groups I regret never seeing live, assuming they did live concerts? Sadly they’re not on the ‘retro’ touring scene, due to the ill health of the lead singer, great shame

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Only in my imagination?

I suppose its fair to say that however minor an actress you might be, and I am pretty minor, especially nowadays, you always dream of getting that big break. Yes, the one linked to Hollywood is the movies, but in truth, given the way they make movies nowadays, with all that CGI and everything, it appeals to me less than TV, or Theater would, in truth. But yes, if you’re going to Hollywood, the dream that some studio is going to take you off the street, and make you a star, well, it was prevalent in the 20’s, and 30’s at least.

There is a well told story that Jean Harlow got her big break, albeit only in bit parts, was when she was dropping off a friend in her car, and got invited to an audition. The rest, as they say is history, though it was 2 or 3 years before the opportunity to be more than a bit actress came along.

Sadly for me, I have absolutely no idea how my past life self, Clara Johnson took that first step into acting. But given she arrived in LA in 1925, its quite possible she just joined the corp of bit part actors, working where she could, or its possible that she was spotted, invited in to said group, and just never went further than bit part acting, and chorus line dancing. I suspect back then that even that provided a decent, if not excessive lifestyle, hopefully at some point I can find out more, by one means or another.

Lets say I’ve tried twice before to be plucked off the streets of Hollywood, and offered work in small roles, and it hasnt happened. Fine, the fact I’m in my late fifties, and Harlow was 16, and Clara was 20, might play a part in that! But one thing I can try to do again, is at least be on TV, as part of an audience. Both trips previously, I’ve applied for tickets to go to the Jimmy Kimmel recordings, and not had any success. Anyway, nothing ventured, nothing gained, I’ve tried again today, for both him, and the James Corden recordings. Whether I have any more success, who knows, but I’ve tried. Yes, I’d love to be being interviewed about LGBT issues, and my hopefully revived acting career, but not going to happen, lets face it.

But yes, now I know, just once (and ideally more) I’d like to let my inner Clara come out, and appear on stage, or more, just somewhere in the US. Ah well…?

Right, video time. A little glorious bit of 80’s doo wop for you. Sadly for us, and for him, this group arent on the retro circuit, as the lead singer suffers from MS nowadays. Rocky, you are sadly missed from music.