Friday, December 26, 2008

RIP Eartha Kitt

In today's onslaught of media vixens it is too easy to gain attention simply by exposing one's self to the lens. Once upon a time there was a woman whose smouldering sensuality, singular growl and remarkable honesty and wit ignited the tinder in more than one generation of men's hearts. The incendiary brilliance of Eartha Kitt leaves a legacy of film and song, evidence of the doors she kicked open for women and for persons of colour. Truly one of a kind.


deBeauxOs said...

She was une grande dame in all ways.

Just one quote, from thousands of her bons mots:

"My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions."

KEvron said...

an american original.


JJ said...

RIP Eartha. You were an original.

Frank Frink said...

One of her signature songs (and NOT 'Santa Baby' tho' that one is great, too.) ;-)

Unknown said...

Cripes, first Bettie and now Ertha. Where are all the icons going?