Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Favorite Pic of the Day for September 7th


Happy Birthday today September 7th

Happy 47th to actor Oliver Hudson!

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Like so many others, I'm more than a little taken with actor Jacob Elordi.  Elordi really is the man of the moment in Hollywood.  In addition to his role on Euphoria, the talented actor has been gracing the cover of dozens of magazines and has four films due for release this year.  Two have already come out, with Priscilla coming in October, and Saltburn in November. 

I'm especially looking forward to Saltburn, a movie that looks like a combination of Brideshead Revisited and Pride & Prejudiced, mixed with Cruel Intentions and The Talented Mr. Ripely.  Elordi no only has the looks, but the talent to back them up, and it's interesting to watch his choices for roles, and the directors wanting to work with him.

Not sure if either of his upcoming films will give us a bit of skin, but we can hope.  Elordi has given us a few quick glances on Euphoria, but his scenes are all shot in a way not to show too much. Maybe he's saving it for the big screen...  Either way, I've enjoyed most of the show so far. Between the strikes, and the slow production of the HBO drama, we may not see any more Euphoria for awhile, if at all.

It's Not Unusual...

When I was growing up in the eighties and nineties, my parents went out almost ever Saturday night.  They went to the movies, but usually to a house or card party.  My dad, often went out alone, or with friends.  To play golf, to a bar or club with his friends.  My mom, hardly ever went out without my father, except for concerts.

I remember those nights as it was rare to be home with my siblings with only my father.  Those were night we had TV dinners, or ordered a pizza.  I remember my mother going to see Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Cher and Tom Jones.   I knew who Kenny, Dolly and Cher were, but I had no idea who Tom Jones was.  After listening to my mother and her friends giggling about women throwing underwear on the stage, I soon learned a little about Mr. Jones.

As a kid, I remember thinking Jones was disgusting.  I thought his hairy chest and body were ugly, and saw nothing remotely attractive about look, or his voice.  I have a theory that there are just some men who are more attractive to women that to gay men.  Of course there are exceptions, but there are some actors, think Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck, who seem to attract a lot of lusty ladies, but fewer throngs of gay fans pulling them into their fantasies and dreams.  I think Tom Jones is one of those men.

Over the last few years however, I've been looking at the singing idol a bit differently.  It started with Glee.  Remember when Blaine, (Darren Criss) sang 'It's Not Unusual' on the school's outside stairs?  Then, there's all those videos of Tom as host on the UK version of The Voice.  There's one with Tom singing It's A Man's World with Jennifer Hudson, (HERE:) that makes it way regularly on Twitter.  I don't know why it took me so long to realize the man has an incredible voice and yes... his talent makes him incredibly hot.  Consider my panties thrown. 

Blast from the Past: Brad Johnson

After being discovered during his days as a rodeo in star in Dallas, Texas, Johnson began doing modeling work and commercials working for Calvin Klein, and a short stint as The Marlboro Man.  This quickly led to other acting roles, his first, a small part in 1989 on a season 10 episode of the Prime-Time soap Dallas

Johnson's handsome face and masculine good looks were quickly noticed and he won the supporting role of Holly Hunter's love interest in the 1989 drama Always.  The film also featured Richard Dreyfuss and the last on-screen film role for the legendary Audrey Hepburn.   I remember watching Always on VHS when I was young with my parents and believe it was the only time I saw Johnson on screen, 

Johnson continued working fairly steadily in the 1990's, including one his biggest roles in 1991's Flight of the Intruder. During the remainder of the 90's, film roles seemed to elude Johnson, and most of his roles were on television.  He guest starred on a variety of television shows from sit-coms, (A Different World, Veronica's Closet) to dramas. (Courthouse, Melrose Place)

Some of Johnson's early underwear modeling work

Many of Johnson's roles in the 1990's played on his rodeo past and rugged cowboy west, and he appeared in several western themed television movies.  His longest stint, was playing the highly trained covert military operative, Major Matthew Quentin Shepherd in   Soldier of Fortune, Inc. This was Johnson's only turn as the lead of a TV series.  The action series lasted for two seasons from 1997-1999.

During the 2000's, acting roles were scarce.  Although Johnson continued to get acting roles, guest starring on television shows in the early part of the decade, by 2005, roles were fewer and far between.  Although he continued to act, in the 2010's, he basically retired from the business  with he J and family living primarily in Texas. 

In 2014, Johnson established  Johnson Land and Home, LLC,.  The company was a family owned business which included; investment, acquisition, marketing, and development of luxury and destination properties, as well as ranch, hunting, and recreational land.  By the 2020's, Johnson selling ranch real estate in North Texas before his tragically early death from complications from Covid-19.


Riverworld (2003)

Hale, an American astronaut dies and is reincarnated with other persons who have lived throughout all of human history and end up on a mysterious planet called 'Riverworld.'

Johnson starred as Hale on the TV-Movie made for the Sci Fi Network in 2003.  Despite his time modeling underwear, Johnson didn't show much skin on film.  Even this scene was edited with 'slime' to cover much of the actors body.  In the scene, which occurs during the films opening scenes, Johnson's character is revived from a cocoon of sorts, and swims through deep water and crawls up on the shore naked.