Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Hours | The Angels

I had to tinker with it now that I was looking at it again...

The Original THE HOURS poster, Streep, Moore and Kidman

Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Kate Jackson & Farrah Fawcett in THE ANGELS

I like this one best!
I did this graphic for the slideshow you see on only it was done at the time this movie was out and in the theatres. I didn't realize, until I was looking in my folder, that there was a typo on the bottom one, which I didn't use, but liked the best.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fawcett photo from LIFE

I remember this photo being used in TIME Magazine, years ago, when she was appearing in EXTREMITIES in New York. A great photo and I remember cutting it out and posting it on a board and thinking just how cute she looked.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Farrah Fawcett receives one last Emmy nomination... for her cancer-battle documentary

By Lizzie Smith
Last updated at 5:26 PM on 16th July 2009

Nominees for the prestigious Emmy Awards were announced today, but for one it was too late to join the celebrations. Farrah Fawcett died of cancer three weeks ago, but her documentary charting her battle against the disease has been nominated in the nonfiction special category. 'It's very bittersweet. Farrah passed away three weeks ago today,' said Alana Stewart, who helped film her longtime friend for Farrah's Story. 'I know that she would be so, so happy. This was so important to her, this project. 'She's been nominated before, and I just know that this would be the most important one of all.'


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Her Life In Pictures Via People Grade: D

A blurry and vapid quick print.

People Magazine’s Tribute to Farrah, “Remembering Farrah Her Life in Pictures” is disappointingly vapid and of poor quality. Many images, such as her famous poster, are bitmapped, blurry and fuzzy and the contrast is off. When I was in Los Angeles last week I looked and looked for this edition. When I got back to San Diego I ordered it on EBay after scouring most of San Diego, for twice the sticker price. But today, I stopped in at the magazine stand on the way to the gym and asked if they were going to get any in. To my surprise, they had four. It’s a fluff piece and not very well put together. I’m hoping someone will take the time and do the research and put something more appropriate and certainly of a better quality than what I see here. I’m really disappointed. For a woman who was one of the most photographed women of her time it’s mostly stock images and images you can find on any Google search. She graced the covers of People magazine many times, I expected more. If I was grading this, I’d have to give it a D. I’ve always said, “Rush it, flush it.” This is a great example of hurrying to get something out but not being careful about what is generated. There really is no excuse for the sloppy and blurry images along with the bad adjustments made to the contrast and hue saturation. Farrah deserved a better tribute. I expected more from a Publisher that brags about their prowess as a leader in the entertainment industry and how selective they are about their cover model selection. BAD JOB People. You blew it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Farrah Fawcett reconnected with ex Lee Majors after more than 20 years of silence

Farrah Fawcett reconnected with ex Lee Majors after more than 20 years of silence
BY Kate Nocera

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 2:17 PM

After over two decades of estrangement, Farrah Fawcett spoke with her ex husband Lee Majors months before her death, reports.

The two were married in 1973 and separated in 1979. They both were at the height of their respective fame; she with "Charlie's Angels" and he with the "Six Million Dollar Man."

Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006 and it was then that Majors first attempted to make contact with her.

"He didn't feel like he could reach out to her himself - it had just been too long but he still cared about her deeply," US magazine reports through a source. "He would send funny messages to her through friends, and she would do the same, and it was very sweet."

This past February, in the midst of the battle for her life, Fawcett received a call from Majors on her birthday.

"They had a 40-minute phone conversation about her life and the cancer and it was such a lovely moment for the two of them. I guess it was a good conversation. They joked and they got a little bit emotional," a source told US.

After divorcing Majors, Fawcett entered a long-term relationship with Ryan O'Neal. Although he proposed again and again, Fawcett only agreed to marry him a few days before her death.

The source reported to Us magazine that while both Majors and Fawcett had moved on in their personal lives, the small reunion was very special to both of them.

Fawcett's medical treatment funded by billionaire pal

Farrah Fawcett had her billionaire pal Kirk Kerkorian to thank for helping her fight against anal cancer -- he funded the actress' trips to Germany to seek alternative medical treatment.

The "Charlie's Angels" star was diagnosed with the disease in 2006. She underwent chemotherapy and was declared cancer-free after just four months.

But her happiness was short-lived -- in 2007, a tumor was found in the same area that was previously operated on. Fawcett was faced with few treatment options and she refused to let doctors perform a colostomy on her.

Instead, she decided to try a holistic approach, and traveled to Germany for medical treatment which has yet to be approved in her native U.S.

Fawcett continued to battle the disease until her death on June 25, and Kerkorian's generosity could have given the star a little more time with her loved ones.

A representative for the 92-year-old mogul confirms to the New York Daily News that he helped to pay for Fawcett's medical care, while a source tells the publication, "He just saw a friend in pain and wanted to help."

Published on: July 06 2009 at 02:54 PM

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fawcett's Star on the walk of fame

It's not as opulent as it was earlier in the week but it's still nice to be able to go and see it.

R.I.P. F.F.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fawcett Photographer Recalls an Iconic Shoot from

Fawcett Photographer Recalls an Iconic Shoot
By Bruce McBroom
Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009

McBroom, a photographer, snapped the image that made Farrah Fawcett an icon. He tells TIME how an innocuous photo shoot — in which Fawcett posed at her Hollywood home in a red swimsuit — resulted in the 1976 poster that wound up plastered on millions of bedroom walls.

Farrah was a good friend. She was from Texas, and when I met her, she still had her little Texas accent. She was just beautiful in a really innocent way. She had no idea that she was that good-looking. At the time, I was shooting stills for ABC. I became friends with her through Lee Majors from The Six Million Dollar Man, whom she was dating. I did some headshots for her and was sent by Fox to shoot photographs for the pilot of Charlie's Angels.

A few months later I got a call from a guy in Cleveland, who said, "Farrah insisted I call you." He had solicited all the Angels to do a poster in a bikini, which he would sell and give the star a percentage of the profits. My understanding is that the other two turned him down. Farrah had made a deal in which she had control of the image — she got to pick the picture and kill everything that wasn't used — and this guy said, "I've hired two photographers, had two photo shoots, spent all this money, and she hates the pictures. She said, 'Call Bruce McBroom.' "

Like any photo shoot, we did a lot of different stuff. But it was just Farrah and myself. It was before the days where you had to have stylists and hair and makeup and background art directors and assistants. It was just me and Farrah and my Nikon, at the home she shared with Lee Majors, a house on Mulholland Drive overlooking Hollywood, with a beautiful view.

Farrah didn't like the way she looked in a bikini and didn't have one on her. So she would go in the house and come out in a swimsuit and say, "What do you think of this?" Any photographer will tell you that when you're given an assignment, it's like going fishing — you know when you got the pictures, and you know when you missed them. I shot rolls of film, and it just wasn't happening. She's a beautiful woman, but there wasn't anything that I would put on a poster. I just didn't feel it. By now we're running out of backgrounds — we used the swimming pool, etc. I said, "Farrah, are you sure you don't have a bikini? Something different?"

She went in to look around and came out of the back door and stood in the doorway in this red suit, and she said in her Southern accent, "Well, is this anything?" And I literally said to myself, "Oh my God." I knew that was it. I had an Indian blanket from Mexico that served as the seat cover for my beat-up 1937 Chevy pickup with colors that, it just popped into my head, would match the suit. I'd like to make it sound like it was all planned. But it was a spontaneous, happy intersection of coincidence. I didn't do anything. I just put her in a spot and asked her to turn it on. When I saw the film processed, I knew we'd gotten it — somewhere in these 36 frames, there's a poster. I went back over to her house, and I showed her all the pictures. She told me later that she had picked out her top two favorites and marked them on the slides. I've since heard that when the guy in Cleveland got the pictures, he went, "First of all, where's the bikini?" He told me he wasn't ever gonna pay me, because he hated the pictures. But I guess he showed them around to people in his business and they changed his mind. It was Farrah's pose, Farrah's suit, Farrah's idea. She picked that shot. She made a lot of money for him and for herself, and made me semifamous.

Why it was so iconic I don't know. If you think back, no one knew who Farrah Fawcett was. Charlie's Angels didn't come out until six months later. But this poster came out and sold millions of copies at, I think, $3 a pop. I think the reason it was such a success is that Farrah had such a fresh face. She was the girl next door. So if you were a teenager, you could bring this in the house and put it up in your room — as long as Mom didn't look too closely. Once her poster became such an overnight success, the other actresses from Charlie's Angels contacted the guy and wanted to do posters too. There were many that followed. And none of them came close.

— As told to Alex Altman

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sent to CNN

Fawcett in JEWEL

I watched AJ Hammer’s comments/story about Farrah Fawcett, in contradiction to what he reported; Fawcett did have a strong body of work. It was steady, and mostly in television. But she did garner multiple Golden Globe nominations and three Emmy nominations. She wasn’t just in Extremities and The Burning Bed, she was also in Between Two Women, with Coleen Dewhurst (Dewhurst took home the Globe) she was also in Robert Duvall’s The Apostle, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbra Hutton Story and she was also nominated for Small Sacrifices. Among other strong performances, such as Margaret Bourke-White on TNT.
I have been the creator of a site in homage to Fawcett since 2005, and just wanted to point out that Fawcett’s career spanned four decades and although her height of fame may have been her first year on Charlie’s Angels and the additional six episodes over the course of the following seasons, she was recognized and nominated for her work as an actor, including, most recently The Guardian.

Inside Story: The Private Farrah Fawcett from

To most of the world, she was the sex symbol with the flowing hair and dazzling smile – but Joan Dangerfield remembers Farrah Fawcett as the daredevil friend who took her out for a night of breaking and entering.

A few years ago, after the death of Joan's husband, comedian Rodney Dangerfield, Fawcett stopped by her house in the Los Angeles hills with a bottle of tequila.

"We stayed up all night long, talking and laughing and making plans," recalls Dangerfield. "Farrah decided that she wanted a house up here too." They set out to investigate a house for sale.

"We rang the doorbell, but it was clear that nobody was home. The next thing I know, Farrah climbed the gate –a big iron gate with spikes on top. I remember thinking she must have done her own stunts on Charlie's Angels. Within minutes she was waving at me from inside the house. Finally, she comes bouncing back down the driveway and she said, 'No, not for me, they have green toilets.' "

Fawcett, who died on June 25 at age 62 and will be honored with a private funeral in L.A. Tuesday, was "genuinely funny and genuinely caring," says Dangerfield – "the kind of friend who would show up with a German chocolate cake she baked from scratch and tell stories all night, acting out every part."

All in Stride
Another longtime friend, David Pinsky, recalls her competitive spirit. "When I first moved to L.A., she bet me that she could easily outrace me. So up Mulholland Drive we went, at speeds I should never disclose, and guess who got there first?"

Yes, Fawcett – who, Pinsky adds, never took herself or her fame too seriously. She would head out for Mexican food at her favorite dive restaurant in Sherman Oaks, Calif., and graciously sign autographs. "She would joke that she didn't think her fan base extended to the Valley," Pinsky says.

When she returned to the Late Show with David Letterman for the first time after her notoriously incoherent 1997 appearance, "her PR team ran around stressing," Pinsky says. "All Farrah seemed to care about was finding a great pair of shoes to wear on the show. She never had too great of a concern about what others thought of her, she simply wanted to have a good time, laugh and entertain."

Always with Grace

Even her 2½-year battle with cancer didn't dim her personality. "She remained kind and strong and funny even in the face of this vicious enemy," says Dangerfield. "When she would go in to get chemo or radiation and she'd see the other people suffering, she would talk to them. She'd want to know all their stories. And she was willing to share her story with others to lend them her strength."

About a week before Fawcett died, Dangerfield visited her in the hospital. Fawcett had been weak, but that day, she sat up in bed and demanded a steak dinner. Dangerfield rushed to a restaurant for takeout, which Fawcett devoured.

"We sat on the bed and talked about fashion, Obama, just letting the conversation flow without a care. She said, 'Shouldn't we have music?' The nurse pushed a button and on came a song with the line 'calling all angels.' She was laughing." Fawcett, says Dangerfield, "breathed a different air. She was such a joy to be around."


Kirk Douglas

Fawcett and Douglas in Saturn 3

Washington (ANI): Film producer Kirk Douglas has expressed grief over the death of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett , and also said that it reminded him of his son Eric who died at the age of 46.

Buzz up!Douglas wrote on his MySpace blog, "This has been a sad week. We don't like to think about it, but we all know that someday we will die. But, when someone dies young it makes us think about the preciousness of life," Contactmusic reports.

Kirk who acted alongside Fawcett in 1980 sci-fi movie Saturn 3 wrote: "I did a movie with Farrah Fawcett in London. What a beautiful girl with a great sense of humor." He remembered the pop legend, stating: "Michael Jackson gave millions of people all over the world enjoyment. Yes, he had his problems. It's sad to think of such a great talent extinguished when his light was burning so brightly."

He further added: "It makes me think of the people in my profession that have died too young: Steve MCQueen, Natalie Wood, Marilyn Monroe . I know the pain of personal tragedy, my son Eric died at 46. When I visit his grave every week I see fresh flowers at the gravesite of Marilyn Monroe. While we mourn for the deaths of young people like Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett, let us think about how precious life is and resolve to make it worthwhile."


Farrah's Service

Farrah Fawcett was beautiful even in death and the program for her funeral has a cover photo of the 70's pin up star smiling and looking full of life.

The back cover is a shot of the back of Farrah as she peeps through a tall wooden door. "At That Hour," a poem by James Joyce is on the inside of the cover and the Order of Service listed Redmond O'Neal doing the first reading from the Bible, Lamentations 3:17-26 and Ryan O'Neal doing the second reading from Wisdom 3:1-9. "To Where You Are," a song written by Richard Marx and Linda Thomspon was played as well as "The Prayer," written by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster.

The Reverend Alexander Salazar read the Prayer of Commendation at the end of the service

O'Neal, the long-time companion of the "Charlie's Angels" star, was one of the pall-bearers and gave a reading at the service at Los Angeles Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Redmond O'Neal, the 24-year-old son with Fawcett, Griffin O'Neal and Tatum O'Neal, reportedly attended the funeral service. Redmond also gave a bible reading, according to a program made available to the media.

Fellow "Charlie's Angels" star Kate Jackson, former model Cheryl Tiegs and rocker Rod Stewart's ex-wife Alana Stewart were also among the mourners. Fawcett's Los Angeles cancer doctor, Dr. Lawrence Piro, delivered the eulogy with Stewart.

Fawcett's coffin was taken into the church as a quartet of musicians played "Amazing Grace" and Irving Berlin love song "Always", according to the program.

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