Yesterday was a bad day to be a minor 70s celebrity.
First, we got the bad news about Marilyn Chambers, one of the first women to get genuinely famous doing adult films—not counting Bettie Page, at least. Her only crossover moment was David Cronenberg’s early body horror classic Shivers, but she inspired more than her share of speculation on what might have been. Sasha Grey could learn a thing or two…
Even more troubling, Mark “the Bird” Fidrych fell victim to a construction accident. One of the more memorable oddballs in a sport full of them, he was easily our favorite Detroit Tiger, and he’ll be missed.
Has anyone checked on Anita Ward lately?
- — Russell Brandom