I always meant to do a 'Blast From The Past' post on actor John Saxon, but like so many story idea's for the site, I hadn't yet got around to it. It's always funny when a celebrity dies, what roles the press uses to connect them with. Most press accounts I read this morning are mentioning his movies, Enter the Dragon, and Saxon's roles in the Nightmare on Elm Street Series. Although Saxon made many films, it was television where he made his biggest mark.
Saxon's biggest roles were mostly in film and on television in the sixties and seventies. I first saw Saxon on TV when I was a kid on shows from the eighties and nineties. I remember seeing him on episodes of Murder She Wrote, Melrose Place and Falcon Crest. He would have been in his late 50's and early 60's during this time, but his sex appeal was still incredibly strong. It was in his look, his walk, his eyes and voice. Time to see if I can find some of his earlier film and television appearances! . R.I.P John Saxon!
'Day will break and you'll awake and start to bake
A sugar cake for me to take for all the boys to see.'
When piecing together this series of images, I kept going back to Big Edie. Why Big Edie you ask, and what possible connection does she have with delectable Simon King? Well none really, but Tea For Two is really the only 'tea' related song that I know, and Big Edie's version in the Grey Gardens documentary has to be one of the most memorable versions of the classic song.
In the song, it's tea for two, but in this set from Male Beauty by bengie, poor Simon seems to be drinking his hot beverage all by himself. I'm not sure if Simon sent out any invitations, but I'm guessing if he did, Simon would have had a slew of teetotalers RSVPing to sip his drink and nibble on his lady finger at his naked patio Tea Party.