Cover Girls - part 5
In the fifties and sixties Julie London released thirty-three albums, most of which featured Julie (who had been a pin-up model in World War II) in provocative poses on the cover.
As a singer, Julie was a stylist. With her breathy and intimate delivery she was sometimes overlooked as an excellent interpreter of standards and show tunes.
Almost impossibly beautiful, with a mature sex appeal, Julie also had a long career acting in movies and on television.
Her carefully cultivated persona aged well, later records dealt with themes of infidelity and failed relationships.
A cover shot that only Julie could pull off.
You can watch her in action in this clip from The Girl Can't Help It, or listen to a high quality audio-only version of her hit Cry Me A River. Definitely worth picking up a compilation CD or the original LPs (if only for the covers.) They used to be common in second-hand stores, but are much scarcer now.