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Friday, June 27, 2014

CELEBRITY CRUSHES


CELEBRITY CRUSHES

 A few weeks ago Mrs. C and I were having dinner out with an old fraternity friend, Captain Don* and his wife.  Somehow or other the conversation turned to old school boy crushes.  Captain Don and I both agreed on our very first celebrity crush.

Annette!

What pre-adolescent who watched the original Mickey Mouse Club on TV every afternoon after school did not have a crush on Annette?  She had that great Annette smile, the lovely dark hair and thick eyebrows.  She had beautiful eyes, even in black and white; she was perky, cute, and wholesome. 

Oh yeah, she was the only Mouseketeer with breasts.

Next in line and also agreed on was Mary Ann from “Gilligan’s Island.”  Actually Captain Don was a Ginger man, but Mary Ann was still in the running.  This was a common issue for young lads at the time of this TV sit-com. 

The question was asked without an interrogative.

“Ginger or Mary Ann?”

Captain Don went for the movie star, but there really was not much of an argument on this, it was just a matter of individual preference.

My next crush admission was met with some incredulity.

Shari Lewis.

Ok, I admit it, in the day I had a thing for a lady who talked to a sock.  The sock was Lambchop.  At least my crush was not on the puppet.  I stand by my young crush, Shari Lewis was cute.

Next up on the crush parade was a pixie cut cutie:
 Sandy Duncan.
 
Not as strange as the puppeteer, but not one apparently shared by most of my peers.  What can I say; I was into cute and perky.

Captain Don and I both agreed on the college years crush.

Goldie Hawn.

Oh that Goldie, every college kids dream; cute, perky, blonde and stupid.  Well we thought she was stupid.  Her characters were usually stupid. 

We ended the crush conversation at Goldie.  Captain Don met his wife after Goldie.  Crushes after marriage are in the vault.  No need to start any trouble.  Besides I already posted on my after marriage crush http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2014/05/celebrity-free-pass.html .

Patricia Richardson (“Tool Time” wife.)
 

At least she doesn’t talk to a sock puppet.

*Known to some as Squeak, Captain Don is an amateur pilot and when I fly with him it is Captain Don, not Squeak.  Since I know Squeak is not his favorite moniker, I now stick with Captain Don.

25 comments:

  1. All excellent choices Joe. As for me, Mary Ann. Every time.

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  2. We watched Lamb Chop every day after school. My dad was in love with Shari Lewis.

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  3. I haven't heard any mention Gilligans Island for YEARS - in fact I wonder if it was ever aired over here and maybe I saw it when we lived in Australia ...

    I totally get the Goldie Hawn crush, had a bit of a crush on her myself!

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  4. Shari Lewis is great. I used to love Lamb Chop's Play-along

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  5. bobby sherman, little joe cartwright (the character, not the actor), david cassidy for about a day...

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  6. What about Barbara Eden from "I Dream of Jeanie." She was hot in that costume. I thought about her often.

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    1. You are right CC, I still "Dream of Jeanie!"

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  7. Goldie Hawn....YES! But even back then I was more into reading magazines. Mostly National Geographic. ;)

    S

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  8. Whilst I always liked Sheri and Lambchop, my crush was always Grace Kelly.

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  9. When I read your post title, I immediately thought of Mary Ann/ Dawn Wells. I read that the rl Ginger was upset that Dawn Wells' fan mail was always much more than hers--it is ironic that the simple farm girl Mary Ann was actually a beauty pageant girl back in the day.

    Enjoy your weekend Joe.

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  10. I totally get Goldie Hawn. Silly, happy character. :-) And really not dumb at all.

    Pearl

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  11. Tom Selleck. That's mine.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

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  12. I think I missed all of these :( Oh wait we had lots of really cute perky girls in our neighborhood..... :)

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  13. Actually, you have very good taste. I know I've written this on another blog comment, but my mother in law stunned me when she said Frank Sinatra could put his shoes under her bed any time.

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  14. That era...Bewitched Lady...Elizabeth Montgomery.

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  15. You definitely liked perky. I was in to squinty eyed men when really young ( like Roy Rogers) till I got my first look at Sam Elliot and heard that voice. Oh my.

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  16. I'll just stick to George Clooney...

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  17. Ooh! A young Robby Benson was my first choice.

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  18. No big surprises there, except for maybe Shari Lewis. And what? No "I Dream of Jeannie"?

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  19. Agreed on all except Goldie!

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  20. Good choices. All classy ladies. Shari Lewis was talented in a multitude of ways. Patricia Richardson came across as a true lady with great looks, sense of humor yet stood her ground when she needed to. Celebrity crushes are always fun.

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  21. I know of all of theze except Sandy. I can see why you crushed on them. If it makes you feel better about Shari my husband thinks this girl on a kids show that drives a train is hot lil.of course her breast are popping so....

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  22. So you like 'em funny and girl next doorish? I knew I liked you!

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  23. I had a crush on Bobby Brady :)

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  24. My husband has simultaneous crushes on Lauren Bacall and Goldie Hawn. The only thing they have in common are they don't look a thing like me.

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