Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Shall we Dance?

Anyone remember Tony Curtis?

In the days BC (before celebrity) he was a real megastar.
He was idolised by both men and women - mainly for his hairstyle.

He had beautiful legs as well!
There was a joke:
Here goes - hope I don't forget the punch line.

Bloke to Barber: 'A Tony Curtis please'. .....
Barber gets going a tad too enthusiastically and the bloke's black curls fall to the floor a little too quickly....

Bloke to Barber: 'You do know Tony Curtis don't you?'

Barber to Bloke: 'Yeah - I saw 'The King and I' ten times'.

[Ed: second time for this pic - it won't do you know]

So when Kev brought his vicious looking haircutting machine round last night and asked me to 'Trim' his hair, I said (as usual) "Certainly sir - I saw the King and I".

And then I remembered I'd seen Tony recently on TV - he looks like this.

Here he is with his Pal.

"On the clear understanding
That this kind of thing can happen,

Shall we dance?

Shall we dance?

Shall we Dance ? "

By the time you read this he might be dead.

Tony I mean, Yul already is - and Kev is quite well.


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Blogger MJ said...

You've got to admit though that he's got a firm grip on that banana.

Yay! First!

6:37 am  
Blogger nwtrunner said...

Kaz - I'm half his age and look almost the same.... Sheesh!

It's not easy being old, fat, bald, slow, and grey... Okay, it is, but still - sheesh!

Nice to be right behind MJ though ;-)

7:47 am  
Blogger I, like the view said...

I always thought he had such a funny accent (Tony, not any of the other people)

Morgan Freeman almost died the other day - is that relevant?

at least if you're bald you can't get nits



8:05 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Last time I wrote about a celebrity (last week) he died the next day.

8:50 am  
Blogger garfer said...

Less photos of auld baldy Curtis please.

Photos of Jamie Lee Curtis are acceptable. She's a bit auld as well, but not as auld as Helen Mirren.

9:30 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Such symbolism.

Old, bald slow and grey are all fine.
You can work on the 'fat' - see previous post.

But your avatar suggests that you don't need to.

Yes and whatever role he played he had that same accent.

I love Morgan - fingers crossed for him.

I suppose you mean Soljenitsin.
oops - sorry Tony.

9:32 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

What's happened to your teacake??

If you let me know your optimum age for desirable females I'll see what I can do.

9:36 am  
Blogger tony said...

hair today-gone tommorrow...........

11:35 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

My dad used to have a Tony Curtis (that was before the sideburn years).

Betty fashions my hair into a fine Ian Curtis.

1:26 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

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1:26 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

I kept having to Google the latest news on Morgan Freeman the other night because somebody on a forum said that he would be dead by the next morning! The other passenger in that car was probably his fancy woman, you know. It's all coming out now.

Is Tony Curtis on his deathbed then? Damn, looks as if I'll have to keep Googling his name then.

7:25 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Very appropriate.
I've noticed quite of a few of my posts have been about baldness.
I wonder why.

Well at least Tony's still alive (19.55 Thurs).
So your dad's role model beat yours.

Oh I hope there's no scandal surrounding Morgan - my hero.

I don't think Tony can have long - he's about 94 and looks even worse than Al Fayed.

7:58 pm  
Blogger Mopsa said...

Oh my goodness, what HAPPENED to him? No way that's pure unadulterated old age. I knew it was in Harrods.

9:23 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

back in the day old Tony was really hot

Great actor too

9:32 pm  
Blogger tony said...

All our heads are full of Recession at the moment..........?

9:32 pm  
Anonymous 'Shot said...

Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you eat oysters?

Antoninus: When I have them, master.

Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you eat snails?

Antoninus: No, master.

Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you consider the eating of oysters to be moral and the eating of snails to be immoral?

Antoninus: No, master.

Marcus Licinius Crassus: Of course not. It is all a matter of taste, isn't it?

Antoninus: Yes, master.

Marcus Licinius Crassus: And taste is not the same as appetite, and therefore not a question of morals.

Antoninus: It could be argued so, master.

Marcus Licinius Crassus: My robe, Antoninus. My taste includes both snails and oysters.

Rimshot: *shudder*

12:21 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Exactly - and I used to love bananas.

I suspect he's had an awful illness and I should feel guilty.

Hot - certainly.... and that's a great b&w picture.

Nice one.

A nice bit of homoerotica from Sir Laurence - very classy.

I saw 'Clueless' on telly last night.

8:16 am  
Blogger Murph said...

Kev was very brave, letting you loose with ctting equipment around his extremities after two glasses (=8 units) of Sauvignon Blanc. I trust the emergency services have been stood down now.

PS I'll never forget that series with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis. Unfortunately.

10:21 am  
Blogger Murph said...

PPS Sorry I'm late

10:21 am  
Blogger Gordie said...

He's not looking well, is he? But he's supposed to be going to Canada in two weeks to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Montreal World Film Festival.

I liked him best as Danny Wilde in The Persuaders.

10:34 am  
Anonymous NiC said...

That pic of Tony in the white tee-shirt is him looking the best I've seen him for ages (he's had a hideous wig before I think).

Then again with Fayed he looks like an alien.

I liked him in Spartacus.... which reminds me of this...

2:42 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Two glasses = 8 units - shurely shum mishtake.
You mean 2 bottles don't you?!

Murph (2):
OK. I'm just so glad you are OK.

I thought Drewpy Drawers might have sold you on ebay.

According to imdb he is acting in a film now playing a rabbi called Schwartz which is Tony's real name.

So presumably he's still alive.

2:44 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

That reminds me of "Gavin and Stacey" - I hope they do another series.

2:47 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

I'm pretty sure they said there is another series on the way....I too look forward to it.

5:21 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...


How did you like Clueless?

5:38 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

Hair-cutting machine? Ronco?

8:35 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...


I loved 'Clueless'.
Clever, funny and excellent acting.

No I don't think it's a Veg-O-Matic.
It's not a 'Raptou' either.

I think it's a Phillps and you set the number before atttacking.

9:22 am  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

There's hope for me yet.... I thought he was good in the Vikings... was that you turning back the tide Kaz... (feel free to 'clippers' my ear for that one :O))

10:56 am  
Blogger Roses said...

I must admit, I lean more toward Yul, and less towards Tony and seeing some of the pics, I'm about to fall over for Yul.

However, I am being propped up by Patrick Stewart. Long live the king/cap'n!

3:24 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

PS. Did you indulge in a new phone in the end? Is it sleek and black or silver?

See I ask the relevant questions first 'what does it look like' rather than 'what make is it' or 'what does it do'?

3:25 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

'Turning back the Tide' No problem. Now give me something difficult to do.

Patick Stewart - great in outer space. Doesn't travel well back to UK.

Roses (2)
'twas a miracle.
As soon as I started to look for a new phone - the old one came back to life. So I'm using up the credit.

Relevant question - yes!
I hated the beige car I had in the 80s.

6:40 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

It is isn't it? And so many fantastic quotes

12:06 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thanks for the recommendation.

9:24 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Sad that even movie stars don't get to keep their looks (or reassuring depending on your point of view)

But TC still has a great sense of humour. When asked if he was worried about the enormous age gap between himself and his latest wife (over 40 yrs I believe) he replied 'Oh no, if she dies, she dies...'

10:42 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Nice joke.
But it's a pity he didn't stick with Janet - Jamie's mum.

6:54 pm  

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