Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Lily For Lily

Pato notes the passing of Yvonne De Carlo, yes Lily Munster has passed on at the age of 84. Well, Yvonne De Carlo may have, but Lily is immortal.

De Carlo got her start in B-movie westerns and desert locale epics where she often played a dance hall girl or a seductive oriental Salome. For many years, Ms De Carlo was considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. For us Boomers, she will always be known as Lily Munster from the 1964-1966 TV series "The Munsters." Lily, the vampire mom, kept charge of her gentle Frankenstein of a husband, Herman, and Grandpa as Dracula's brother.

The Munsters lasted only two seasons, but lives on in syndication to this day. In an article, De Carlo commented about The Munsters: "It meant security. It gave me a new, young audience I wouldn't have had otherwise. It made me `hot' again, which I wasn't for a while."

While enjoying The Munsters as a kid, I today think the character of Morticia played by Carolyn Jones in "The Addams Family" was the definitive monster-mom of the era.

Nonetheless, here is a lily for Lily Munster...where ever she has gone.

1 comment:

* R e N a * said...

Carolyn Jones, my idol, was better, and the Addams family too but Yvonne was a great actress and I was too sad to hear about her passing! :( now both are gone