Lily Munster was Hot

lilymBlogs are hard work….. whew.

Actually, they’re only hard when you can’t think of anything interesting to talk about.

I’m happy to admit that without my readers, I’d never know what to write about,

…. but they often send me ideas or inspire me with comments that lead to posts.

( BTW–
my email account somehow got raped and pillaged by Yahoo this weekend, so my backup email address is : carolinamuscle@outlook.com )

Today, I had a coupla choices, but nothing really excited me all that much.

And then—

A reader sends me a very sexy pic of Jane Seymour , and it gives me the idea for a subject I like.janeseymour

Ok….

………..so, some of y’all apparently do know I used to have a thing for Jane Seymour.

Used To“, is rather a strong word —
…. perhaps, “Still Do” might be a bit more accurate.

And she does look awful good in her underwear.

But, never mind.

All I’m sayin is that if her publicity department ever gives her any of my messages, I’m planning on running away with her…

— I’m even working on developing a poshy English accent —

assuming, of course, that:

1: She’ll call me back
2: She can be persuaded I’m a movie star
and
3: Her eyesight and judgement are totally gone.

Otherwise,
I guess tomorrow will be just another day here at the Muscleheaded Blog.

lilyAhem.

Anyhoo…

Here’s an awful secret I’ve never shared with anyone out there in internet land…..

( I betcha even my obviously-has-inside-information-about-my-secret-hottie-list-picture-sending pal doesn’t know this .)

I also got this thing for TV’s Lily Munster.

You know, from the 1960’s series “The Munsters“.

Does that make me weird?1940's

OK— does that make me weird-ER ?

Well, I should explain, I guess, why it’s not that awful of a secret at all.

…… although LILY didn’t look too bad in her underwear, either…. )

Actually, I got a thing for the lady who played Lily Munster.

Yvonne De Carlo.

equYou might not know it, but before Yvonne took the role of Lily Munster,

she was a beauty queen,

an opera singer,

a showgirl at Southern California’s Florentine Gardens and in Vancouver,

and a bathing beauty in movies and print.

Not to mention a movie starlet.london1952

Yvonne had a simmering sexuality that comes across easily, no matter what the medium.

Her dark complexion and confident persona made her the perfect offset for the blonde bombshell archetype that was all the rage during the 40’s and 50’s.

Her dance background taught her the value of being in shape–

So, she was usually in top condition, and loved all forms of exercise and dancing.

aShe also was known to have quite a sense of humor — witty , intelligent and urbane.

Director Bert McKay described Yvonne thus: “I sensed in her a depth, an emotional power, a womanly strength…..

Many of her photo spreads that appeared in the 1940’s reflect these same qualities — humor, strength, quick wit, and raw power.

She started out in Hollywood doing B-Movies for Paramount, as a kind of poor man’s Dorothy Lamour  —

But the moguls at Universal saw her talent and potential, and she rose through the studio system to become quite popular with audiences, in movies like “Criss Cross” and “Captain’s Paradise“. Beach

Yvonne became a big star during the fifties, in movies like “Ten Commandments“, “Road to Morocco“, “Casbah” and “Salome, Where She Danced “.

She took to the role of Lily Munster with her typical verve, and explained to a reporter one time how she played the role :

“I follow the directions I received on the first day of shooting:
‘Play her just like Donna Reed. “

After the Munsters, Yvonne continued to work in movies and on television until her death in 2007, at age 84.

Yvonnes’s most famous quote reflects her off-kilter sense of humor:

“Men, no matter what their promises, rarely leave their spouses… the louses.”

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43 thoughts on “Lily Munster was Hot

  1. vinnieh says:

    This made for a good review.

  2. Grandtrines says:

    Reblogged this on Lost Dudeist Astrology and commented:
    He is right. She was stunning. Yet another old actor / actress I wish I had met while they were alive. Life has so many opportunities to seize, if we only have the awareness to do so.

  3. Wow…. I did not know any of this. This was a very cool read and no I don’t think you are weird-er… I’d still say you fall into the standard-issue, closeted Munsterite…..

  4. themarquis says:

    it’s always a pleasure to read your posts. Yvonne De Carlo was really sexy. And she had an italian family name….

  5. Shelley says:

    Awesomely glad I stumbled on this. 🙂

  6. Jen says:

    Well now! New respect for Lily / Yvonne. 😉
    Ran across some interesting photos of Jane S the other day too. Yowza!

  7. julespaige says:

    Fun info on Lily…um Yvonne. I liked watching the Munsters too. I didn’t know she was told to play it like Donna Reed. But darn you’re right she did and was funny at it too. I also liked the Adams Family Morticia was a looker too…(the original series). But then our family also has an off kilter humor. I wonder who played Thing…. anyway…

    I’ve been busy shoveling snow. We had about 9 /12 inches yesterday. And that was after it had rained all through the night. Pretty much snow from 7am to 6pm. I went out three times as to not have to do it all at once – even with that back saver shovel it gets to be a pain in the …well you know. Especially when you run out of places to put it (the snow that is). And of course (even with a delay…) I had to shovel what the plow dumped on my driveway. A gals gotta do what a gal’s gotta do when her man ain’t around. He travels for his job and darned if I think he’s been home for maybe one snow fall.

    Here’s an idea for you if you haven’t already done it –
    Are there Post Cards of winter beauties and pin-ups. You know I was just watching an info add about Susanne Summers, I think thought it was Jane (take a woman to confuse the two…) anyway she was spouting some wrinkle cream and was asked at age 62 to wear a bikini – and she did and looked good too.

    Thanks for your visits. Here’s hoping you enjoy what you read.

    • Thanks — that’s an interesting idea — I know I have posted some stuff with Stella Stevens, and of course, Yvonne– but there are definitely some other mature beautiful women who have done pin ups and it should make for a very fun post !!!!! 🙂

      Ack— so much SNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!! :-O Back saver be damned — I don’t want to do any more shoveling this year !!!! 😀

      Yes, I always enjoy my visits to your pages — keep up the great writing!!! 🙂

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  9. She was gorgeous!
    I had a thing for Herman!
    Also, I had a girl crush on Jacklyn Smith.
    (((HUGS)))
    PS…you ARE weird…but not because you got a thing for Lily! 😉

  10. Yvonne De Carlo was incredibly sexy. I always used to get drawn to the obvious blonde daughter when I was a kid, but now I’m a bit older I can see that Yvonne was where it was at.

  11. gpcox says:

    Well. I guess we’re all agreed – they are very talented people in their expensive underwear!:)

  12. She was. Most female stars were both hot AND talented…dancing, singing, not just looking good in underwear!

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