Friday, May 6, 2011

"Gal" Friday! (In Memorium) Yvette Vickers

B-move actress, Yvette Vickers is primarily known for two roles in schlocky horror films of the late 1950’s, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches. She enjoyed a much longer run on television as a guest star on numerous TV series between the 1950’s and 1970’s, after which she largely disappeared. As a model, Yvette was photographed by director Russ Meyer and became the July 1959 Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine. Her centerfold is a thing of beauty! Those were the days when Hefner’s bunnies mostly showed a bit of side boob and lots of butt. Yvette’s centerfold shows her belly down on a couch with no pants on, revealing her spectacular bottom, and gazing at the viewer with a true come-hither expression on her rather pixieish face. Seek it out on the web and like me, you too will really envy the lucky guys who got to snack on this babe. Her other cheesecake photos are beyond awesome too and I encourage you to seek them out.

Sadly, Yvette Vickers made belated headlines this week when it was reported that her mummified body had been discovered last week by a nosy neighbor who had become concerned over her extended absence, noting that her yellowing mail was nestled within cobwebs outside her decades old Los Angeles home. The county coroner was uncertain over how long Ms. Vickers had actually been dead, perhaps weeks, months or even a year.

Although Yvette inadvertently made a final splash in becoming yet another tragic Hollywood story for the media and fans to ponder, as an actress, singer and pin-up queen, she is definitely worth remembering. The Catacombs extends its heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans.


borky said...

I must confess, until the recent news of her lonely death, I was totally unaware of her. (No, I've never seen Attack).

Going by these pictures she was a lovely looking lady, with something of Honey West, (Anne Francis), about her, only more Honey, less West, (there was always a hint of cerebral calculating Barbara Stanwyck steeliness about Anne Francis, even in Forbidden Planet), which's fine if, like me, you like your women ballsy.

I could see a normal sized Anne Francis tearing up Los Angeles just because she was experiencing pmt, but this lady, even at 50 ft, was the type that's always going to be grabbed by mindless chest thumping beasts, such as King Kong or Hugh Hefner.

Chuck Wells said...

Since you've never seen "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" you can be forgiven, Borky. Yvette Vickers wasn't the terror of the title, she played the local vixen that the 50 Foot woman's husband was cheating with and thus paid the price for that misjudgment. Funny thing too, her characters name was Honey Parker.

Bodacious Allison Hayes was the 50 footer, and she was pretty sweet to look at as well.

Anonymous said...

Looks a bit like Elena Behm