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Mummified body of former Playboy playmate Yvette Vickers found in her Benedict Canyon home
LA Times ^ | May 3, 2011

Posted on 05/03/2011 4:37:50 AM PDT by Second Amendment First

Yvette Vickers, an early Playboy playmate whose credits as a B-movie actress included such cult films as “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” was found dead last week at her Benedict Canyon home. Her body appears to have gone undiscovered for months, police said.

Vickers, 82, had not been seen for a long time. A neighbor discovered her body in an upstairs room of her Westwanda Drive home on April 27. Its mummified state suggests she could have been dead for close to a year, police said.

The official cause of death will by determined by the Los Angeles county coroner's office, but police said they saw no sign of foul play.

Vickers had lived in the 1920s-era stone and wood home for decades, and it served as the background for some of her famous modeling pictures. But over time it had become dilapidated, exposed in some places to the elements.

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Sad that she died alone. That said, I wonder what Bill Clinton would think.

1 posted on 05/03/2011 4:37:54 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; GSP.FAN; SunkenCiv
July 1959 centerfold; rated PG-13.
2 posted on 05/03/2011 4:40:35 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Second Amendment First
That said, I wonder what Bill Clinton would think.


"Yeah, I'd hit that.."

3 posted on 05/03/2011 4:40:46 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: Second Amendment First

“I wonder what Bill Clinton would think. “

I missed one.


4 posted on 05/03/2011 4:41:28 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Second Amendment First

Wow...not seen or heard from in over a year and in that time no one looked for her? That’s so sad.


5 posted on 05/03/2011 4:44:52 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Perdogg

Pretty tame now, but my goodness, there’s a (gasp) cigarette in that picture. As an almost eleven year old, I would have loved that picture.


6 posted on 05/03/2011 4:45:15 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Perdogg

Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton show more skin getting out of a vehicle on any given Friday night...


7 posted on 05/03/2011 4:46:49 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (OBL's death is President Bush's fault! ..... thanks GWB!)
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To: Second Amendment First
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8 posted on 05/03/2011 4:49:14 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tsmith130

Yes: Sad, Obviously she didn’t have a lot of close friends.


9 posted on 05/03/2011 4:49:27 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yes but there is something about tan lines... ;-)


10 posted on 05/03/2011 4:50:58 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Perdogg

Gawd, things were pretty tame back then weren’t they?


11 posted on 05/03/2011 5:03:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Hef is 85 and looks kind of mummified. Only difference is he’s still hanging around with girls in their 20’s just like he was doing 52 years ago. The guy must use a Pez dispenser for his boner pills.


12 posted on 05/03/2011 5:04:19 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Nat Turner; CMailBag

Wasn’t the actual quote “That’s one good-looking mummy”?


13 posted on 05/03/2011 5:04:40 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Second Amendment First
I wonder what Bill Clinton would think.

Is she still warm?

14 posted on 05/03/2011 5:07:37 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Second Amendment First; Perdogg

One of the more memorable of the 50’s horror flicks, imo.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053611/

Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)


15 posted on 05/03/2011 5:08:38 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Second Amendment First

RIP.


16 posted on 05/03/2011 5:25:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Rummyfan

now that was a beautiful photograph. Very Classy


17 posted on 05/03/2011 5:30:33 AM PDT by waxer1 ("The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: abb

That movie scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.


18 posted on 05/03/2011 5:35:59 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Me, too!


19 posted on 05/03/2011 5:37:12 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Second Amendment First

Not just alone, but apparently forgotten as well.


20 posted on 05/03/2011 5:41:16 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Lurker

Especially when her giant sized hand reached into the honky-tonk groping and grasping for her cheating spouse.

What a sad way to go. Prayers.


21 posted on 05/03/2011 5:41:48 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam.)
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To: Perdogg

Of all the stuff in that picture, today you wouldn’t see a book (no one reads), the ashtray nor the vinyl LP.

That leaves the wine and the flip-flop.


22 posted on 05/03/2011 5:53:06 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Perdogg

Of all the stuff in that picture, today you wouldn’t see a book (no one reads), the ashtray nor the vinyl LP.

That leaves the wine and the flip-flop.


23 posted on 05/03/2011 5:53:36 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Second Amendment First

Sad when you die and nobody finds you for a year. The poor woman must have had no family or friends.


24 posted on 05/03/2011 6:01:33 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Perdogg; Second Amendment First; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GSP.FAN; SunkenCiv

Very pretty woman. RIP.


25 posted on 05/03/2011 6:04:26 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

She was. Do yourself a favor and don’t look at her most recent picture.

RIP.


26 posted on 05/03/2011 7:05:22 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

Yeah...

Hey, she was in her 80’s. She probably was a sun worshiper and smoked.

LiLo should take notice!


27 posted on 05/03/2011 7:34:46 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Hmmm...the space heater was still running after a year? Wonder what brand it was.


28 posted on 05/03/2011 7:48:19 AM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

Great point!!!


29 posted on 05/03/2011 8:39:31 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: onedoug; stylecouncilor

ping


30 posted on 05/03/2011 9:41:46 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: waxer1

Diane Chandler, September 1966, was one my all time favorites as well.


31 posted on 05/03/2011 3:16:17 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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