Women I (have/have had) crushes on

  • Woman (crush originated)
  • Anita O'Day (1958 Newport Jazz Festival)
  • Anna Karina (Pierrot le Fou)
  • Bess Myerson (I've Got a Secret)
  • Betsy Palmer (I've Got a Secret)
  • Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney on Letterman)
  • Christina Ricci (Addams Family)
  • Elina Lowensohn (Simple Men)
  • Elsa Lanchester (Bride of Frankenstein)
  • Gina Gershon (first time ever I saw her lips)
  • Janet Leigh (Holiday Affair)
  • Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver)
  • Joyce Carol Oates (her books and early photos)
  • Judith Martin (her books and jacket photos)
  • June Levant (reading Memoirs of an Amnesiac)
  • Kari Byron (Mythbusters)
  • Kathleen Hanna (Sonic Youth's "Bull in the Heather" video)
  • Katie Morgan (Pornucopia)
  • Kendra Foster (seeing her perform live with P-Funk)
  • Kennedy (Friend or Foe)
  • Lady Miss Kier (video for "Groove is in the Heart")
  • Laura Silverman (Dr. Katz)
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (Mr. Show)
  • Mary Steenbergen (that one episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  • Maureen Dowd (various talk shows, interviews)
  • Maya Deren (Meshes of the Afternoon)
  • Miho Hatori (Viva La Woman!)
  • Moon Unit Zappa (episode of Rock n Roll Jeopardy)
  • Natasha Lyonne (But I'm a Cheerleader)
  • Patricia Highsmith (writing and early photos)
  • Polly Bergen (To Tell the Truth)
  • Rosemary Clooney (tv documentary titled "Girl Singer")
  • Roza Galieva (1996 Olympics)
  • Sandy Dennis (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
  • Sarah Silverman (Saturday Night Live)
  • Shirley Maclaine (Irma la Douce)
  • Staci Keanan (My Two Dads)
  • Stephanie Birkett (Late Show)
  • Summer Sanders (Figure It Out)
  • Susan Strasberg (Picnic)
  • Tippi Hedren (Birds)
  • Tori Amos (singing "Sweet the Sting" on Leno)
  • Tuesday Weld (Pretty Poison)
  • Veronica Lake (Sullivan's Travels)
  • Virginia O'Brien (singing "Salome" in DuBarry Was a Lady)
Author Comments: 

Bold denotes the most current and rampant crush.

Elsa Lanchester!?!?!?!

Question: in what movie does Rosemary Clooney sing "That Ain't Hay, That's the U.S.A."?

Of course Elsa. She was smart and pretty. Before she got fat, I mean; that's why I included years.

Answer: I don't know. What?

No, really, I was asking you in the hope you might know. I have a persistant memory of it...she was on a train when she sang it, watching the fields go by...but the movie's title escaped my memory. I have, of course, run a web search for it but so far no luck.

It was Judy Canova who sang it in Sis Hopkins.

Thanks, I think. I would have sworn it was Rosemary. So much for memory. [bertie skulks away blushing]

"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance..." - Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V, Line 154.