Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Yvette Vickers


The mummified body of former PLAYBOY playmate, star of 'Attack of the 50 Foot Woman' found in home.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) - Trailer

Wikipedia

9 comments:

sandra seamans said...

Wow. I'm glad I don't live in that neighborhood. I'm surprised nobody noticed when the electric was turned off, as it must have been, and there were no lights in the house. Very sad.

David Cranmer said...

In America we have such a disconnect with our neighbors. I'm betting this happens quite a bit.

sandra seamans said...

Living in the country we tend to notice if something is out of place in the neighborhood, even if we aren't friendly with the neighbors.

I know that when the mailbox isn't by the road in the fall that my neighbor has headed for Florida and when the mailbox is up in the spring, she's home. There's quite a few seniors in our area and you notice if the lights aren't turned on, or the cars are gone or haven't moved in days.

We also tend to keep a watch for strangers or new vechicles on the road. It's a different mindset from city living I guess.

David Cranmer said...

Very true, Sandra. I grew up in the country and when something was wrong all the neighbors came out and bonded together. And these were folks that didn't talk to each other for years at a time.

Charles Gramlich said...

So strange. Worthy of fiction for sure. I feel very bad for her, to be so isolated that no one noticed her gone.

David Cranmer said...

Yeah I was thinking that elements make for a short horror tale.

I just remembered Ms. Vickers played Paul Newman's married girlfriend in HUD. A small but memorable role.

Diane said...

What a lovely woman she was and such an unfortunate ending.

Richard R. said...

I find the headline word "mummified" at odds with the words badly decomposed" in the article. Usually mummified is used to indicate some level of preservation.

As for the no one noticing, when a person is a voluntary hermit and shuts the world out, people tend not to notice as much.

David Cranmer said...

Diane, I checked her old pics and she was a very beautiful woman. Also appears she was a nice and gracious woman at conventions that she still visited into the late 1990s.

Richard, I pieced together two different articles on her passing and you are right in your criticism of the word mummified.