Monday, January 15, 2007

Mondays Glamour

The Ten Commandments


Charlton Heston as Moses

Yul Brynner as Pharaoh Rameses II

Anne Baxter as Nefretiri

Yvonne de Carlo as Sephora

Movie Quotes;

Nefretiri: "You need have no fear of me."

Sephora: "I feared only his memory of you."

Nefretiri: "You have been able to erase it?"

Sephora: "He has forgotten both of us. You lost him when he went to seek his god. I lost him when he found his god."

Yvonne de Carlo
She was one sexy woman!


Yvonne was with Universal Studios under contract (1945-50) She was also with Paramount Pictures under contract (1941-45)

Yvonne de Carlo has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the first being at 6124 Hollywood Blvd for motion pictures. The second one at 6715 Hollywood Blvd for television.

Also she won a beauty contest in 1938, Yvonne was crowned Miss Venice Beach.

She also had many famous boyfriends, including
Burt Lancaster, Howard Hughes, Robert Stack, Robert Taylor, Billy Wilder and Aly Khan

Yul Brynner

He always looked good without a shirt on!

She was a Paramount starlet, but the studio apparently signed her mainly for her slight resemblance to Dorothy Lamour, as it was common then for studios to sign look alike in order to remind the stars in question that they easily could be replaced should their behavior become difficult or their box-office appeal begin to wane.

Yvonne de Carlo
Lily Munster

The Munsters T.V Triva;

George Barris built two automobiles for the show: "The Munster Koach", a hot rod built on a lengthened 1923 Ford Model T chassis with a custom hearse body, and Dragula (which inspired a Rob Zombie song by the same name), which was a drag car built from a coffin, which Grandpa used to win back "The Munster Koach" after Herman lost it in a race. (According to Barris, a real coffin was, in fact, purchased for the car.) In real life Yvonne de Carlo drove a Jaguar sedan fitted with custom-made "spooky" ornaments, for example spider webs on the rims. She had to give up on it, as the car was repeatedly vandalized by "fans" hunting for souvenirs.

Herman and Lily Munster are often mistakenly offered as the first television couple to share the same bed. "The Munsters" showed Herman and Lily first sharing a bed in the episode "Autumn Croakus" on November 26, 1964. But, in reality, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" showed Ozzie and Harriet Nelson together in their queen-size bed many times in the 1952-1966 series. Still, the first-couple-in-same-bed award goes to a 1947 appearance by "Mary Kay and Johnny" in their episode of November 18, 1947 on the Dumont network.

The Munster's Victorian home is also the home of Gabrielle and Carlos Solis in ABC's Desperate Housewives.

With the passing of Yvonne DeCarlo on January 8 2007, Butch Patrick (Eddie), Beverley Owen (Marilyn), and Pat Priest (Marilyn) are now the three remaining living members of the original program's main cast.

I loved watching the Munsters on T.V! Given the chance I would purchase the T.V DVD set.
I wonder, is it even available?

I hope you had a good weekend, I know I did! ;0)


N Posted by Rain at 1/15/2007 01:15:00 AM


  • Blogger ella m. posted at 9:27 AM  
    Odd but related: For years after he became famous, guys would use the phrse "looks like yul brenner" in their (old fashioned newspaper) personals ads. ladies would reply hoping for someone as classically handsome, but instead got greeted with a guy who shared little more with him than a close cropped/bald head.

    I suppose vindiesel could be abused in a modern equvalent fashion?
  • Blogger jedimerc posted at 1:55 PM  
    An appropriate post... I saw another tribute to Yvonne De Carlo in another blog as well... I had forgotten she was in The Ten Commandments, but once it was brought to my attention, it jogged my sometimes absent-minded memory :)

    And of course, The Ten Commandments is such an awesome film for its sheer spectacle and class actors. I generally prefer Ben-Hur, but only slightly as the best movie of that era.
  • Anonymous Rav`N posted at 3:05 PM  
    I loved the Musters. Thanks for that trivia about the show.

    Btw, Gumption is a household cleaning product, not a car cleaning product so you won't find it at any auto stores. You're better off trying supermarkets and stuff.
  • Blogger Geoffe posted at 3:11 PM  
    Ahhhh the Divine Yvonne, she will be sadly missed. Then again I am a sucker for the classics. Got an old Bette Davis flick on as I write.

    Sorry about the Chargers. I was rooting for them because I loathe New England and their perfect manners and team ethic.
  • Blogger aka_monty posted at 7:06 PM  
    I was sad to hear of Yvonne's passing...

    ...and on another note, Yul Brynner and The Ten Commandments are responsible for the fact that I find baldies TOTALLY hot. :)
  • Anonymous Bonnie Vent posted at 2:50 PM  
    Just to clarify. The Munsters house on Desperate Housewives is currently being referred to as the Applewhite house. On the last episode you might recall Bree referring to the history of house and that there was a dungeon in the basement.

    This house was also used when Oprah filmed her own episode of Desperate Housewives.

    Bree's new husband's 1st wife has just moved in to what was the house of The Munsters. It is located on Colonial Street on Universal Studios back lot. You will also find the Leave it to Beaver house on Wisteria Lane.

    Bonnie Vent
    Official Butch Patrick website
    Genesis Creations Entertainment
  • Blogger Hale McKay posted at 12:20 PM  
    An absolutely marvelous and informative post. Thank you.

    THis is one of the most visually pleasing sites I've ever visited.
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