Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of Ella’s biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, Ella tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt… she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
Wait… there are people over 10 who don’t have stuffed animals in their room??? My mom has stuffed animals in her room…
I still sleep with mine every night…
Her name is Miss Kitty Fantastico and she watches me sleep from my desk.
My sister -27- has a shelf for her teddies & I -33- have about a dozen knocking about. Including a turtle called Thompson -That my sister wants-, a light green teddy called Ruffalo & a light blue one called Pepper. :) xxx
the other day one of my friends mentioned that they were kind of afraid to hang out with me without other people around bcs they did not know what to do in the event of a seizure, so i feel like i should spread some general knowledge. did u know that seizure first aid is…
Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.
my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)
As a Englishwoman, I am fully aware of how much my own language has took over the world to the point that other languages have become secondary, I accept that it is useful -to a point- but to brag about it? That is simply disturbing, please thank your uncle for bitch-slapping the idle -Because learning a another language is a both useful & sweet thing to do- idiot.