Here are some items that I don't
think fit elsewhere on the
site. It’s mostly just trivial
stuff, but some of the things
are quite fun or interesting
A Big Chill script
autographed by the
An It’s Complicated script
autographed by the
A simple Mary Kay Place
The Loretta game piece
from the “MH2” game
it's listed as 1946. Perhaps the painting was completed in 1946 and used or released commercially in 1948.
Below are three images. The left one is a scan of the original painting. The middle is the cover of Mary Kay's album for comparison. The right one is a scan of a commercially available 3-D figurine representation of the painting.
Gene Gurley - Photographer
Sandra Baker - Costume Design
Tom Steele - Design
I haven’t been able to find any reliable Internet information on these people, but I’d be interested if anyone knows something about them.
I can be contacted at MKPFan@aol.com
Mary Kay was not the only artist to have an album cover inspired by Aimin’ to Please . Italian singer and songwriter Francesco de Gregori used the idea for his 1976 album Bufalo Bill. The spelling of “Bufalo” was intentional.
As a promotional gimmick for radio stations, Columbia Records produces some very cool (or hot) matches using the Aimin’ to Please album artwork.
Columbia also printed Mary Kay Place calendars.
A year earlier, in 1976, Columbia produced lenticular buttons to promote Tonite! At the Capri Lounge Loretta Haggers
In 2000, Ms. Place joined another huge, all-star cast to record a second audio book, The Zebra-Striped Hearse , also by Ross MacDonald. This one runs 8 hours. Once again it was a KCRW production.
Mary Kay has been honored in her native Tulsa, Oklahoma, via a few different ways. The Circle Cinema, Tulsa’s non-profit and independent theater has a Walk of Fame (image on the left). She has also put her imprint into concrete for a now-defunct Peaches record store (middle image). The image on the right is an artist’s rendition of a proposed pop culture museum in Tulsa’s arts district.
When Mary Kay was in high school, she was a budding writer. Here’s a sample of her work:
Finally, Mary Kay has inspired some artists to create some interesting art. The image on the left is a sketch based on the Tonite! at the Capri Lounge album cover. The image on the right is just about my favorite “MH2” item. The artist, Jason Mecier, made this pasta art image of Mary Kay Place and Graham Jarvis. Jason has a Website!