Julia Pastrana (1834-1860) was one of the most famous human curiosities of her time, touring Europe, Canada, and the United States in the 1850s as “the Bearded Lady” or the “Ape-Woman.” Born poor in Mexico, she suffered from a rare inherited disorder (hypertrichosis), not understood during the Victorian Age, that caused her entire body to […]
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Posted in Eva Peron, PEOPLE, Restless Corpses, tagged Argentina, biographies of first ladies, biographies of political wives, biographies of women, Eva Peron, Eva Peron's embalmed body, Eva Peron's restless corpse on April 26, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
For background information, read my previous post, “Eva Peron’s Restless Corpse.” Here is part 5 0f 5 of the 1996 A & E “Biography” series on Eva Peron, “Evita: The Woman Behind the Myth.” Halfway through the tape, you will get an eyeful of Evita.
Posted in Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, Restless Corpses, tagged corpse, Ferdinand Marcos, Imelda Marcos, Malacanang Palace, Marcos mausoleum, restless corpse, Ronald Reagan, the Philippines on March 11, 2009 | 49 Comments »
For most of you, the names Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos won’t ring any bells. But from 1965 to 1986, Ferdinand was the President and Imelda the First Lady of the Philippines. In those 21 years, Ferdinand, with Imelda’s help, managed to rack up an astonishing record of abuses common to dictators – human rights violations, […]
Posted in Eva Peron, PEOPLE, Restless Corpses, tagged Argentina, biographies of first ladies, biographies of political wives, biographies of women, Buenos Aires, Don't Cry For Me, Dr. Pedro Ara, embalming, Eva Peron, Eva Peron embalmed body, Eva Peron's embalmed body, Evita, Evita Peron, Isabel Peron, Juan Peron, Maria Eva Duarte de Peron on February 20, 2009 | 23 Comments »
At 8:52 p.m. on the night of July 26, 1952, all radio broadcasts in Argentina were interrupted for an emergency announcement: First Lady Eva Peron – “the Spiritual Leader of the Nation” – was dead of cancer at 33. All activity came to an abrupt halt. Movies stopped playing. Shops closed. Restaurants were emptied of […]
Posted in Beatles, the, Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, PEOPLE, tagged Beatlemania, biographies of first ladies, biographies of political wives, biographies of women, Imelda Marcos, the Beatles, the Beatles 1966 World Tour, the Beatles return from Manila, The Beatles' Manila concerts on June 21, 2009 | 12 Comments »
(Read “Imelda Marcos Almost Gets the Beatles Killed Part 1” first.) Hear what the Fab Four had to say about their brush with death in Manila: *For other related posts on this site, see: “Imelda Marcos: 2000 Shoes” “Ferdinand Marcos’ Restless Corpse” “Imelda Being Imeldific*”
Posted in Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, PEOPLE, tagged 2000 shoes, beauty queen Imelda Marcos, biographies of first ladies, biographies of political wives, biographies of women, Ferdinand Marcos, Imelda Marcos, Imelda Marcos penniless with diamond ring, Imelda Marcos' jewelry, Imelda turns 80, Imelda's shoes, Imeldific, Manila, the Phillipines on June 21, 2009 | 4 Comments »
“Filipinos are brainwashed to be beautiful. We’re allergic to ugliness,” said Imelda Marcos as as she greeted reporters this weekend in her swank two-story Manila penthouse. Approaching her 80th birthday on July 2, she complained about her lot in life, saying she is penniless and struggling to still look presentable. Her claim is hardly believable, […]