Monday, July 17, 2017

Actresses who have played Cinderella in movies and TV shows

Continuing my look at pop-culture portrayals of Cinderella, here’s a rundown of actresses who have portrayed the fairytale princess in movies and TV shows throughout the years.
I’ve previously written about actresses who have portrayed Red Riding Hood, Tinker Bell, Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz,” Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and Alice from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” (See links to those articles below.)

Mary Pickford, “Cinderella” (1914)
Leslie Caron, “The Glass Slipper” (1955)
Julie Andrews, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (1957)
Lesley Ann Warren, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (1965)
Belinda Montgomery, “Hey, Cinderella!” (1969)
Gemma Craven, “The Slipper and the Rose” (1976)
Charlayne Woodard, “Cindy” (1978)
Jennifer Beals, “Faerie Tale Theatre: Cinderella” (1985)
Brandy, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (1997)
Marcella Plunkett, “Cinderella” (2000)
Jessy Schram, “Once Upon a Time” (2011-16)
Anna Kendrick, “Into the Woods” (2014)
Lily James, “Cinderella” (2015)


Actresses who have played Dorothy from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (Jan. 23, 2017)

Actresses who have portrayed Little Red Riding Hood in movies and TV shows (Oct. 26, 2016)

Actresses who have played Alice from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ (June 1, 2016)

13 actresses who have played Belle in Beauty and the Beast and 1 more who will (Feb. 10, 2016)

Fap if you believe in fairies; Riley Steele latest actress to play Tinker Bell (Oct. 5, 2015)

6 actresses who have played Tinker Bell and 2 more who will (May 24, 2015)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sexy Cinderella artwork

Pop-culture artists like to sexualize public-domain fairytale characters, more specifically “Disney princesses.”
In July 2013, I posted an article about sexy Cinderella artwork. It was popular with Tech-media-tainment readers, so I’ve decided to revisit the topic.
What follows are more sexy depictions of Cinderella by pop-culture artists.

Comic book artist J. Scott Campbell is the godfather of sexy fairytale artwork. Here are two of his depictions of Cinderella.

Artist Elias Chatzoudis also is one of the top fairytale princess artists. I’ve included three of his Cinderella illustrations, including the one at the top of this post.

Digital artist Jeff Chapman has tried his hand at making a sexy Cinderella picture as well.

Alastair “Aly” Fell showed a sensual Cinderella wearing ragged clothing and sporting ash smudges on her face, chest and feet. Fell is a U.K.-based artist known for his fantasy illustrations.

Canadian artist Cris Delara depicted a scantily clad Cinderella giving a bluebird a bath with a bucket of water.

Malaysian artist Zhi Lin created an illustration called “Sexy Cinderella,” showing the fairytale princess in lingerie.

Canadian illustrator Emily Molenda also depicted Cinderella in sexy underwear.

German graphic artist PinkyPills drew Cinderella in the buff except for white evening gloves and glass stripper heels.

Artist Elena Mirulla illustrated a pervy prince putting a glass slipper on busty Cinderella.

Artist Ruth McGleish did a cheeky picture of Cinderella sweeping dirt under a rug.

Artist Tim Shumate made a series of Disney princess tattoos, including one of Cinderella.

Comic artist Amy Mebberson did a funny mashup of Cinderella and “Basic Instinct.”


Sexy Cinderella depictions (July 25, 2013)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

10 interesting virtual halls of fame, 2017 edition

For every physical hall of fame, there are multiple virtual halls of fame, which exist only online, if that.
I’ve written about some unusual ones in previous articles. (See related articles below.) Today I’d like to spotlight a few more.

Barbecue Hall of Fame

Each year the American Royal Association in Kansas City, Mo., inducts new members into the Barbecue Hall of Fame. The ceremony takes place at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue at the Kansas Speedway. Individuals are awarded the honor “for their significant contributions to the barbecue community and demonstration of achievement in barbecue excellence.”
(See Barbecue Hall of Fame website.)

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

In March, the Department of Arkansas Heritage announced the inaugural class of inductees in the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The honorees are notable restaurants in the state of Arkansas. (See Arkansas Food Hall of Fame website.)

Meat Industry Hall of Fame

Created in 2008, the Meat Industry Hall of Fame honors the leaders and legends in the business whose skills and dedication shaped the industry into a leading sector of North American food production.
(See Meat Industry Hall of Fame website.)

Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

The U.S. is world-renowned for its entrepreneurial business spirit, and that spirit is fueled in large part by immigrants. The Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame honors those foreign-born business leaders in the U.S. It was created by the Immigrant Learning Center in Malden, Mass.
(See website.)

Irish American Hall of Fame

The Irish American Hall of Fame recognizes the contributions to the U.S. of outstanding Irish Americans. This year’s class of inductees included actors Bill Murray and Martin Sheen.
(See Irish American Hall of Fame website.)

Advertising Hall of Fame

The Advertising Hall of Fame celebrates and honors the people and companies that have made extraordinary contributions to the advertising industry. The award is given by the American Advertising Federation.
(See Advertising Hall of Fame website.)

Texas Film Hall of Fame

Founded in 2001, the Texas Film Hall of Fame honors those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the Texas film industry. The honor is given by the Austin Film Society.
(See website.)

STAT Baseball Stadium Hall of Fame

Sports Travel and Tours established a program for baseball fans to attend games at all 30 Major League Baseball ballparks on STAT Baseball Road Trips. Those who complete the tour are inducted into the Sports Travel and Tours Baseball Stadium Hall of Fame.
(See website.)

Kiosk Hall of Fame

The Kiosk Industry Association has been selecting industry professionals for its Kiosk Hall of Fame since 2003.
(See website.)

Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame

Cooperstown, N.Y., is best known of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. So it’s ironic that when the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce announced the first inductees into its hall of fame in February, it didn’t include the Baseball Hall of Fame. That museum put Cooperstown on the map for Chrissake. Instead the eight inaugural inductees included Fly Creek Cider Mill, the Otesaga Resort Hotel and the Inn at Cooperstown.
(See article.)

Related articles:

12 unusual virtual halls of fame (Feb. 20, 2016)

10 more unusual virtual halls of fame (Feb. 26, 2016)

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Halls of fame planned for railroads, bass fishing, bobbleheads, skydiving and luge

Even though there are over 370 halls of fame you can visit in North America, plans are underway to add dozens more.
What follows is a list of halls of fame that are in the planning stages, some further along than others.

The National Railroad Hall of Fame hopes to build an attraction in Galesburg, Illinois. (See website and Facebook page.)
Confusing matters, there’s already a National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame in Hamlet, North Carolina, and a National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is planning to build an attraction in Cullman, Ala. It has hired Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) of Las Vegas, Nevada, to construct a 36,000-gallon freshwater aquarium at the site. ATM is the subject of the Animal Planet television show “Tanked.” (See website and Facebook page.)

A group of aviation enthusiasts wants to build an Ohio Aviation Hall of Fame at the base of the proposed Triumph of Flight monument in Dayton, Ohio. It would honor Ohio aviation and space pioneers, such as Dayton airplane inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright, and astronauts John Glenn and Neil Armstrong.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton currently houses the National Aviation Hall of Fame, but Ohio doesn’t have a state-specific museum. (See articles by the Dayton Daily News and US News & World Report.)

The Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame is working to create an attraction using the decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. It would serve as a museum and a memorial. (See website and Facebook page.)

Speaking of Rhode Island, the tiny state also hopes to build a Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. (See website.)

The New Jersey Hall of Fame has a mobile trailer of exhibits, but is hoping to get a permanent location. The 2017 class of inductees included author Mary Higgins Clark, TV talk show host Kelly Ripa, two-time Olympic gold-medal winning soccer player Carli Lloyd, and rapper Wyclef Jean. (See website.)

Sticking with the state theme, two Western states are hoping to build cowboy halls of fame.
The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame wants to preserve the state’s rich working cowboy and ranching history with a museum. (See website.)
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center wants to create “the state’s premier destination attraction that celebrates and passes forward Montana’s unique western culture and heritage.” (See website.)

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has had temporary exhibits but hopes to open permanent location in 2017. (See website and Facebook page.)

The Chicago Culinary Museum & Chefs Hall of Fame also is looking to build an attraction. (See website and Facebook page.)

The International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame has a goal of building a museum that will draw visitors locally and from around the world. The organization is based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (See website and Facebook page.)

The Ultimate Hall of Fame was established in 2004 to honor the greats in the team sport involving flying discs. The game was originally called ultimate Frisbee, based on the trademarked plastic throwing disc.
“Although the Ultimate Hall of Fame remains a ‘virtual’ hall for the time being, the long-range goal is to establish a permanent site by 2018, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the sport,” USA Ultimate says. “In the meantime, the inductees are currently honored with a plaque at the USA Ultimate headquarters building in Boulder, Colo.” (See website.)

The USA Luge Hall of Fame was announced in December. Organizers hope to find a location in Lake Placid, N.Y., to house the hall of fame. (See article by ESPN.)

Other physical halls of fame in the works for sports include the College Baseball Hall of Fame, USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Museum, African American Golfers Hall of Fame, Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame, Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Florida Boxing Hall of Fame, Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Music halls of fame in the works: R&B, pop, funk, heavy metal

The U.S. already has halls of fame celebrating rock and roll, country, blues, bluegrass and polka. But many other musical genres would like to have physical halls of fame as well, including rhythm and blues, pop, folk, funk and heavy metal.

The Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame wants to open a museum in Detroit to honor soul, gospel, jazz and R&B performers. (See website and Facebook page.)

The International Gospel Music Hall of Fame also would like to build a museum in Detroit. (See Facebook page.)

America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame wants to build a museum in Canonsburg, Pa., home of musical icons Perry Como, Bobby Vinton and the Four Coins. (See website and Facebook page.)

The Funk Music Hall of Fame is looking to build an attraction in Dayton, Ohio. It would house funk music memorabilia and educate people about the genre. (See website and Facebook page.)

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame had a museum in Sharon, Pa., but it shut down because of lack of funding. It is looking for a new location to house its collection of memorabilia and artifacts. (See website.)

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum is hoping to open an attraction next year in New York City. (See website and Facebook page.)

The Heavy Metal Hall of Fame wants to have a physical hall and museum in Arlington, Texas. (See Facebook page.)

The Folk Music Hall of Fame is looking to establish a physical presence to celebrate such artists as Bob Dylan, Carolyn Hester, Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie, Alanis Morissette, and Alison Krauss. (See Facebook page.)

The Ukulele Hall of Fame is looking for an appropriate public site to house its collection of books, tapes, records, CDs, photographs, and uke ephemera. (See website.)

The Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame is hoping to set up a museum in Miami to honor and celebrate the legacy of the greatest Latin songwriters from all over the world. (See website.)

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is working to bring a museum to Wyandanch on Long Island, N.Y. The hall was founded in 2004 with the goal of preserving what the Hall describes as the “exceptional music heritage” of Long Island. Inductees include George Gershwin, the Ramones, Pat Benatar, Louis Armstrong and John Coltrane. (See website.)

Outside the U.S., the Reggae Hall of Fame has been proposed for Kingston, Jamaica. (See Facebook page.)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

New halls of fame opening soon for burlesque, mascots and hip hop

Many new physical halls of fame are in the works. Some will become a reality, while others will remain pipe dreams.
In the past year or so, several new halls of fame have opened including the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum, which moved to a new location in Sparks, Maryland; and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Unfortunately others have closed, such as the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, which shut its doors in Hamilton, Ontario, in September 2015; and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, which closed its doors in Portsmouth, Va., in June 2017.
But fear not fans of halls of fame, more new halls are set to open soon.
Here are some notable halls of fame scheduled to open this year and beyond:

Burlesque Hall of Fame

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is moving to a bigger venue soon, according to the Las Vegas Weekly.
The museum is moving into a 3,000-square-foot space at 1027 S. Main St., Las Vegas, inside one of three new Arts District buildings. (See photos above.)

Texas Aviation Hall of Fame

The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame is moving from Galveston to Houston’s Ellington Airport. It will be part of the new Lone Star Flight Museum, set to open on Sept. 2.

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, is a passion project of Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops and a leading conservationist.
It will be primarily funded and operated by the Johnny Morris Foundation and located on the campus of Bass Pro Shops’ iconic flagship store. Among its many exhibits will be two halls of fame: the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame and the National Archery Hall of Fame.
A grand opening is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Mascot Hall of Fame

The Mascot Hall of Fame is under construction in Whiting, Indiana, and is slated to open in spring 2018. It will celebrate sports mascots, including the Phillie Phanatic, the Famous Chicken, Mr. Met and Bucky the Badger.

National Soccer Hall of Fame

The National Soccer Hall of Fame is slated to open a new museum in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, in fall 2018. The $40 million attraction is being built on the south end of Toyota Stadium, home of the FC Dallas professional soccer team.

Breitbard Hall of Fame

The Breitbard Hall of Fame, which recognizes significant athletic achievement in San Diego, is relocating from Balboa Park to Petco Park.
The Breitbard Hall of Fame, consisting of 153 inductee plaques, will be located in the Western Metal Supply Co. Building on the main concourse at Petco Park. The space is a high-traffic passageway for thousands of fans each game, connecting the seating bowl and the Padres Hall of Fame presented by Sony. Construction is expected to be completed during the 2017 Padres season.

Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame announced the induction of 18 artists into its inaugural class in March. The hall of fame will be located in the new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Museum located in downtown Meridian, Miss., in spring 2018.
The inaugural class included William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Morgan Freeman, John Grisham, Oprah Winfrey and James Earl Jones.

Hip Hop Hall of Fame

In June, the Hip Hop Hall of Fame named 60 artists to this year’s class of inductees, including rapper LL Cool J.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum is slated to open next year in Harlem. But the museum has faced repeated delays and funding issues.

U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame

Construction began in early June on the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is scheduled to open in summer 2019.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

There’s a hall of fame for everything

Readers of Tech-media-tainment know that I’m interested in the proliferation of halls of fame for sports, entertainment, aviation and other pursuits.
In February 2016, I put together a Google map showing all the halls of fame you can visit in North America. At the time, the map had just over 300 halls of fame. (See Halls of Fame on Google maps.)
The map now has more than 370 halls of fame.
It could have many more, but I decided not to add halls of fame for individual high schools. Those halls of fame are usually limited to a wall of plaques and maybe a trophy case. On the other hand, I am adding halls of fame for colleges and universities.
Since I published my first listing of halls of fame I’ve added such oversights as the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla.; the National Speedskating Museum and Hall of Fame in Milwaukee; and the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in New York City.
Plus, I’ve added such curiosities as the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame in Lakeland, Fla.; Purina Animal Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario; the National Fitness Hall of Fame Museum in Minooka, Ill.; and the International Lineman’s Museum and Hall of Fame in Shelby, N.C.
Most people know only about the big halls of fame like the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but there are halls of fame for just about everything.
Many more halls of fame are under development, some set to open soon and others more pie-in-the-sky fantasies.
I’ll cover those in upcoming posts.

See roundup of previous posts on the subject:

Halls of fame: a review of physical and virtual halls (March 12, 2016)

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