LOS ANGELES — She was the voluptuous pin-up girl who set a million male hearts to pounding during World War II, the favorite movie star of a generation of young men long before she'd made a movie more than a handful of them had ever seen.
Such was the stunning beauty of Jane Russell, and the marketing skills of the man who discovered her, the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.
Russell, surrounded by family members, died Monday at her home in the central coast city of Santa Maria. Her death from respiratory failure came 70 years after Hughes had put her on the path to stardom with his controversial Western "The Outlaw." She was 89.
I won't make this long and drawn out for you...The proposed streetcar that will make its way into Lake Oswego will cost $450 million dollars. We all know that the ESTIMATED amount will never be correct...figure at least another 50 to 100 big ones. The studies (that they have spent a bloody fortune on) say that 400 Lake Oswegoians will be riding on this new roll out from TRI-METH! Let me grab a calculator, ok it reads $1,250,000 PER RIDER! The hard love fact is, this will make the Tram look like a brilliant idea. What are these people thinking? Do they really think people from 97034 & 97035 will be riding a dirty train with gang-bangers?
My numbers do not include operating expenses. The 400-500 million is just to build the stupid thing.
At Bridgeport the masses were lined up for another comedy that resembles "Hangover", shoot em up in the streets movies and I think a science fiction flick that received horrible reviews, and then there was "Barney's Version" with a handful of people that wanted to unload ten bucks to see a real motion picture with emotion, comedy and thought with Giamatti playing a man over the course of thirty years, three marriages and polluting the airwaves with a bad soap opera and did I mention he is the prime suspect in a murder? Dustin Hoffman has his best role in many years playing his father. The producers made a huge mistake rushing this film within a week to qualify for the Oscars. There was not enough time to earn traction for enough nominations. It received only one. Walking away from this movie, you will think, that was money worth spending at the movies. 5 Stars.
I would of copied the column that appeared in today's Oregonian but the last time I tried this the paper sent me a scathing threatening letter to cease transmitting their articles. They should be doing cartwheels that a simple blog like this one would be promoting their paper...but so it goes....Steve's column is a total winner today concerning the Wu fiasco. Get your copy or click their web site to take a look.