Barbara Payton

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Buzzfeed Was Invented by This 1952 Magazine That Asked "How Anthropomorphic Are You?"

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Pageant Magazine Date: October 1952 Publisher: Hillman Publication Discovered at: Los Angeles thrift store The Cover Promises: "Why Our Boys Are Afraid to Fly" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    I Just Thought Of A Great Title For My Memoirs!

    If I ever write one, that is. I would take a page, as it were, from constantly debased '50s-starlet-turned-junkie-and-prostie Barbara Payton and call it: "I Am Not Ashamed" And then I would add the immortal subtitle:

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    The Five Best Celebrity Memoirs

    ​ I've read every celebrity memoir ever written (except for Keith Richards') because I love the inside dish, the self-aggrandizment, the bitterness, and the gloating, not to mention the peek into what makes these artists actually tick as people and performers. Of course some are more compell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    I Just Figured Out Why I'm Alone!

    ​ I was re-reading I Am Not Ashamed, the memoir of unhappy 1950s screen starlet Barbara Payton, and the diagnosis Payton's shrink gave her rang so many bells I practically went deaf. As the therapist told Payton at the peak of her stardom:

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Lindsay Lohan, I Have a Part For You

    Benn Jaye​ You can even shoot it in prison, since some of the scenes will be set there! I want you to play 1950s starlet Barbara Payton, who unglamorously spiraled from fame to tawdriness, though at least she got a brilliantly frank memoir called I Am Not Ashamed out of it.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    The Gayest Apartment in History!

    ​I don't know whose place this is--certainly not David Gest's--but I do know that there's not one thing that could make it gayer, except maybe some zebra-print throw fabric and a copy of Barbara Payton's memoirs, I Am Not Ashamed. Look at your own risk.

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    March 4, 2008