Mort Todd: Despite its prerequisite woman in distress covers, Zeus Comics had a few strong female characters. Señorita Jalapeña is a strong-willed female that runs the show in her strip from WHIP OF THE BLACK LEATHER KID, and considering the era, is not too much of a racial stereotype. Uranium the Atomic Horse is a crazy series about a wild horse irradiated by uranium ore in the desert. He turns green, gets a genius-level intellect, can talk, smokes cigarettes and fights for justice in the wild west!
Steve McQueen started going for all-night benders at the Whisky a Go Go club on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, where he met one of his chief partners in crime: a womanising hairdresser called Jay Sebring.
The two men, fuelled by alcohol and cocaine, shared the sexual favours of a Bambi-eyed starlet called Sharon Tate, often in the same bed at the same time. And their friendship continued even after she married the director Roman Polanski.
On the afternoon of August 7, 1969, Sebring went to McQueen’s house to give him a trim and suggested they attend a party that evening at Sharon’s house. McQueen said he’d be there.
Before setting out, however, he was called by a young and beautiful blonde he was seeing at the time. Come along to the party, he said — but she told him she had a better idea for just the two of them.
Thus, by a whisker, Steve McQueen avoided being massacred by the Manson ‘family’, the hippie followers of the manipulative psychopath Charles Manson, who butchered Tate and three guests — including Sebring, who was shot and stabbed.
Sharon Tate in Hollywood, 1962
Death wants titties
Death and the Maiden
- Hans Baldung Grien
- Adolf Hering
- Egon Schiele
- Edvard Munch
- Raymond Douillet
- Norman Lindsay
- P.J. Lynch
- Joseph Beuys
- Marina Abramovic
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well. (Sylvia Plath)