Thursday, June 25, 2009
I almost never think much more than "huh" when some celebrity dies, but I confess to some wistfulness on hearing of Farrah Fawcett's death this morning. If you are a man of a certain age, she was your first pin-up love, and no woman's look more iconically expressed the style, such as it was, of the 1970s. Her casual and affecting willingness to go without a bra did not hurt, either.
Farrah, rest in peace.
MORE: I'm having my more usual reaction to this news.
She caught my eye when I first walked down the hall of Hamlin Junior High in Corpus Christi, Texas. I knew of her also in high school and at the University of Texas. None of this is to imply she knew who I was.
Yeah...I didn't mean to solicit that comment, but the papilloma virus can be adquired in lots of other ways...and it is being implicated in a variety of cancers.
It wasn't a comment on her lifystyle, just an potential opportunity to give a public health problem some sunshine in the media.