Friday, June 27, 2008

Cover Girls - part 5

Julie London

   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.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Kristín said...

My, my, someone has a crush on her!

Blogger Professor Batty said...

... does it show?

Blogger Sharon Spotbottom said...

Sharon's friend Steve says, she is Santa Rosa's own!!

Blogger Professor Batty said...

... there must be something in the air there (besides pollen?) that causes the great to converge there. She was born there as Gayle Peck in 1926.

Luther Burbank = greatest Horiculturalist.

Charles Schulz = greatest cartoonist.

Julie London = greatest torch singer.

Sharon Spotbottom = greatest stick figure/philosopher/anarchist?

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