Monday, March 12, 2018

A remake of BABY JANE?

Some Julie fans have wondered about some of the recent portraits of her, which they find "morbid," black and bleak. It's a shock because on Facebook she usually posts pictures of herself at home in one of the sunniest and most colorful gardens in California. She also posts all those vintage pictures of Catwoman and other roles that involve a inscrutable smile.

Perhaps the pictures (one of them borrowed for the collage below) will have someone thinking, ""Hmm...when we need a new Cruella DeVille, let's audition Julie Newmar. Julie's image has always been playful, but the right role could change that.

Some may recall "If...Dog...Rabbit," a movie that was unfortunately a bit botched in the editing and direction. It could have signaled to Hollywood that the mature Julie Newmar can take on very dramatic roles. Her very brief scenes in that one hinted at what she could do in a realistic drama. Or...villainy with that important touch of sardonic satire.

As they got older, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, both veterans of many a romance movie, became campy stars of horror films. They were soon joined by Olivia De Havilland, Tallulah Bankhead and others who brought out an ax, a knife, a gun or some poison to become the Mother of All Nightmares. An entire genre sprouted up for people scared of women in general, and having mother issues in particular.

Here's a fantasy of Julie raising chills and smiles at the same time...who would you put in the Joan Crawford role opposite her??

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Suckerberg's Facebook trying Fake Scams with Julie's FB page

Yes, you know:

The Internet is full of scams and schemers, bootleggers and con artists. Plenty of celebrities are being impersonated all the way from Twitter to Facebook and back.

While Facebook has been busy finding ways to force "Suggested Post" spam on its loyal readers, they've dropped the ball on "Private Message" scammers. In a variation on the Nigerian Prince and his emails, Julie fans have been getting private messages that SEEM to be coming from her account.

Somehow, they quickly degenerate into requests for money, sometimes involving the usual bogus charities.

A few of Julie's Facebook friends have reported the crooks and have noted what to look for.

It's sad and outrageous that the Internet giants, such as Facebook, Spotify, Amazon, eBay and Google, which often have CEO's making BILLIONS, can't put a few extra office drones on security issues.

To the contrary, when efforts are made on Julie's behalf to remove FORGED AUTOGRAPHS, faked nude images, invasion of privacy YouTube videos, etc. some of these Internet giants request going through hoops that can take hours and hours, only to get "sorry, the forms must be filled out again..."

Federal law is often violated, because the Internet giants have the loopholes of DMCA on their side. They are only required to respond to a DMCA...and their response can be "sorry, we don't believe you have a case, go sue us." Some sites respond to "intellectual property" complaints, some say "if it's not a copyright issue, we can not help you." Make that "WILL not help you."

Their greed ends up biting them on the rear, when they allow their minions to be cheated and tormented by private message spam, by anonymous bullies, by impersonation, and by a complete lack of common sense in requiring people to sign up for blogs and social media pages without a credit card or any easy means of identification.