In This Issue
Julie Adams ~ Has Inspired Careers and Makes the Most of Hers
Julie Adams Revisits the Black Lagoon
How much mileage could a studio expect from a 1950s film starring a biologist with a fascination for a secluded fishpond? Quite a bit, when the scientist is beautiful Julie Adams wrapped in a skin-tight white latex bathing suit and the fish turns out to be an angry piscine amphibious humanoid – aka “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” Premiering 60 years ago this month, the success of the now cult film continues to astound Julie who, at age 87, remains a popular guest at fan conventions and film festivals across the country. In March, she will be appearing at the Williamsburg Film Festival, WV (see http://wff5.tripod.com).
Greetings from the Editor -
From Steve M: What age is underage?
Generations ago, children in proper homes were taught to drink at home at an early age. Today it’s considered a crime to offer a kid a beer but twelve ounces of cola containing (on average) twelve teaspoons of sugar is perfectly OK. Ditto for a typical 300 calorie milkshake with 100 of those calories (11 grams) from fat.
Besides promoting a taste for fat and sugar in an already overweight nation, waiting until someone is in their late teens or early twenties to introduce them to alcohol is way past the critical period when they should have developed a responsible attitude toward mind altering substances. Is it any wonder that drug abuse has become so prevalent?
Attempts at “protecting” children are misguided and counterproductive when aimed at youngsters long past puberty. Treat them like children and you wind up with adults that behave like children.
From Wanda C: There is nothing more sobering than growing up with an alcoholic. At least that was my experience. Although, alcohol affects each individual differently. Some who grew up with it, became an alcoholic themselves.
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