Wonderful Women: M Is For Magnificent

There is an absolute cornucopia of delectable women whose names begin with this letter, so I’ll just dive in with my favorites, one pic only each — and if your  favorite doesn’t get in there, wait for the cycle to repeat in a few months’ time.  As always, starting with the oldies, here’s Maude Fealy:

Then we have one of my all-time favorites, the kittenish Myrna Loy:

And lest I get lynched, let me not leave out Maureen O’Hara:

…or the languorous Merle Oberon:

For your perusal, here’s Martha O’Driscoll:

From a little bit later, Mara Corday:

And with that, let’s move more into the modern era with another Merle, redheaded Merle Pertile:

Have I missed anyone else from that era?  Oh yes, of course:

Hmmm… seems like I’ve hardly skimmed the surface of the Magnificents.  Anyone have a problem with me continuing the “M-catalog” next week?

Didn’t think so.


Ripped from the headlines:

I know what my Murkin Readers are wondering:  but what do her boobs really look like?  (Brit Readers already know the answer.)

I live to serve:


Former Bandmate and Longtime Friend Knob believes that Mrs. McGuinness may quite possibly have the perfect body.  Hard to disagree.

Wonderful Women: L Is For Luscious

Let’s start off with a Z, in the shape of Ziegfeld Girl Lora Foster:

And another Z-Girl, Lillian Gish (with sister Dorothy as a bonus):

Photo: Alfred Cheney Johnston

About a dozen people sent me emails, threatening violence if I didn’t include Lana Turner, so here she is:

One more?  Oh, why not?

Then we have Leslie Parrish:

We’ll finish up with a couple of Texas hotties, starting with Linda Darnell:

Did I mention that she was a redhead?

And last (but definitely not least) we have the Wonder(ful) Woman for the ages, Lynda Carter:

Her “Mother Of The Year” pose:

She didn’t get much worse with age, either…

Next week, some more marvelous women…

Wonderful Women: K Is Special

From the archives, Ketti Gallian:

The kittenish Kathryn Grayson:

…and Kathleen Hughes:

From the same era, Kay Francis:

Another Kay, Kay Kendall:

Moving a little bit into the modern era, there’s Kim Novak:

And there’s former Bond girl Karin Dor:

Still more modern is Kathleen Turner:

And the last of the K girls for this episode, Kate Beckinsale:

Next week, there’ll be some luscious legs on view.

Wonderful Women: J Is For Juicy

Unlike last week, we have lots of choices here.  Let’s start with a few oldies, like Jane Russell:

The exquisite Joan Bennett:

Joi Lansing:

…and the lady who apparently never wore underwear (of either type), Jean Harlow:

And the last of the oldies, Joan Fontaine:

Moving more into the modern era, there’s Jean Jani:

…and Jean Simmons:

Let’s look at 60s-era model June Palmer:


How about Julie Newmar (who gets two pics because Catwoman):

And for a postscript, Brazilian TV newsreader Juliana Salimeni:

There are more… so many more of the J-crowd, but they’ll have to wait their turn in the rotation.

Next week, the special Ks.