The Legend

This cave painting appears to be the first depiction of six immortal men whose immortality stemmed from this incident.The central figure has been known as a savage, a bloodthirsty conqueror, and a killer of his brother men. The other five men are the focus here, the two curious bystanders more so than the fleeing three men. You may be able to identify these men when I say that the three men from the other tribe were all rather short. One had a shaven head due to a ritual whose origins are lost in time, another was balding but with large tufts of hair on either side of his head, the last had a haircut that would one day be called the bowl haircut, also probably some ritualized style. Of course this information comes from other sources and cannot be seen from the cave painting. The two particular cavemen who are the subject of this group were ne'er-do-well's, probably low on the pecking order of their tribes and fairly inept at tool making or hunting. If it had not been for the falling meteorite that imbued them with immortality, they probably would have lived short violent lives. As Immortals they carried out this pattern of their lives. The pair was represented by numerous actors retelling their stories and jokes: Mutt and Jeff, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello. But the originals were actually Ollu and Buzsla.
Dennis Power-ImmortalBefuddled at the Wold-Newton site

Unbeknownst to the active participants in the foreground, there were also four persons in the area nearby otherwise occupied. There was the tribe's chief Shaman, The Wizard of Ugghh (W. C. Fields), the number 2 Shaman at this time tied up on the ground and being readied for sacrifice, Old Tumnus (Buster Keaton) and the latter Shaman's daughter and granddaughter, Cedar and Willow. Quite by accident these people were also passively granted Immortality. The two women were known to wander into and out of Ollu and Buzsla's lives throughout the ages and they were represented in later times by such actresses as Thelma Todd, Hillary Brooke, Christine MacIntyre, Leslie Easterbrook and Bobbi Shaw for the large and imposing woman Cedar; and ZaSu Pitts, Betty Grable, Jean Harlow, Vera-Ellen, Dorothy Provine and Teri Copley as the slighter and slightly forlorn woman Willow. On the Flintstones, Willow was represented as Wilma, and the women were joined by another Immortal (actually the daughter of Hercules, it was said), the darker-haired Beech, Betty Rubble on the Flintstones, most notably shown on films as Clara Bow and in cartoons as Betty Boop. The Wizard of Ugghh was created by Joe Kubert for Tor comics. The characters of Old Tumnus (Tunka), Cedar, Willow and Beech are all the sole property of Dale A. Drinnon

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More on Lana Lang, Lilly Langtry, The Spawn of Luthor and Supergirls


Going back again, we have lots of photos of Gloria Luthor to spare. Gloria is featured in an episode of The Adventures of Superman episode as a "Madcap Heiress" character who finally settles down and joins the Daily Planet staff as a feature writer and I imagine eventually the gossip columnist. Of course it is well-known that she Married a Monster From Outer Space: it is not so generally known that The Monster's name was Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise on a timetraveling away mission.

And on other occasions she was a KNOWN co-conspirator with The Head That Would Not Die.
She also has another sister very similar to herself in physical appearance and known as Lori Luthor.

Gloria Talbott

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gloria Talbott (February 7, 1931 – September 19, 2000) was an American film and television actress.

Early life and career

She grew up in Glendale, California. Her sister, Lori Talbott, also became an actress.
Talbott began her career as a child actor in such films as Maytime (1937) Sweet and Lowdown (1943) and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945).
After leaving school, Talbott formed a dramatic group and played "arena"-style shows at various clubs. She stopped acting following her marriage, and resumed after her divorce, having worked extensively in film and television. She worked on a regular basis in the 1950s, having appeared in Crashout (1955), the Humphrey Bogart comedy We're No Angels (1955) and All That Heaven Allows (1955). In that same year, Talbott appeared in TV Reader's Digest episode America's First Great Lady as Pocahontas.
She later became known as a 'scream queen' after appearing in a number of horror films including The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957), The Cyclops (1957), and I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958).
Her multiple television credits include the syndicated The Cisco Kid, NBC's western anthology series Frontier, the syndicated western-themed crime drama Sheriff of Cochise with John Bromfield, the syndicated American Civil War drama Gray Ghost, the 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive episode Fatal Memory, the 1961 NBC western Whispering Smith (as Cora Gates, with Robert Redford playing her husband, Johnny Gates), and CBS's Rawhide in the episode, "The Incident of the Calico Gun". She appeared with Robert Harland in the 1961 episode "Terror in the Afternoon" of the syndicated crime drama The Brothers Brannagan. She appeared in three episodes of Gunsmoke: "Home Surgery", "Cody's Code" and "The Cousin" as well as an episode of the Adventures of Superman, in which she played an heiress who gives it up to work as a Daily Planet copy assistant. She also appeared in several Perry Mason episodes.

Personal life

Married four times, Talbott died from kidney failure and was survived by her fourth husband, Dr. Patrick Mullally and by two children.
Daughter Mea Mullally, born to Gloria and Dr. Steven J. Capabianco, her second husband, won three gold medals in local ice-skating competitions and is an aspiring actress.
Her mausoleum is in San Fernando Mission Cemetery.
[Little Gloria Seems to have Preferred To Marry Doctors!]

External links
  • Gloria Talbott at the Internet Movie Database
  • Gloria Talbott at Find a Grave

  • Why, The Bars are Electrified, Silly, THAT'S Why the Gloves!

    So Why Don't You Just Get Into Your Nice Little Cage
    And Let Us Take Care Of You, HMMMMM?

    Lori Luther MD, Probably the daughter
    of the elder Lori Luthor, sister of Gloria
    Photo found on photo search, no details given
    LoriLuthor in 1950s, mostly identical to her
    sister but she tended to bleach her hair blonde

    Now for the Lang sisters who are of course descended from Lex Luthor and Lilly Langtry

    Lillie Langtry
    Lillie Langtry (13 October 1853 – 12 February 1929), usually spelled Lily Langtry when she was in the U.S., born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British actress born on the island of Jersey. A renowned beauty, she was nicknamed the "Jersey Lily" and had a number of prominent lovers, including the future king of the United Kingdom, Edward VII.

    From Jersey to London
    Emilie Charlotte Le Breton was the only daughter of the Dean of Jersey, Rev. William Corbet Le Breton. He gained an unsavoury reputation because of a number of extramarital affairs and, when his wife finally left him in 1880, he left Jersey.[1]
    He had eloped to Gretna Green with Lillie's mother, Emilie Davis (nee Martin),[2] who was known for her beauty.[3] In 1842, he married her at Chelsea. One of Lillie's ancestors was Richard le Breton, one of the reputed assassins of Saint Thomas a Becket in 1170. She had six brothers, all but one older than she. Proving too much for her French governess, Lillie was educated by her brothers' tutor, becoming unusually well educated for women of the time.
    In 1874, twenty-year-old Lillie married twenty-six-year-old Irish landowner Edward Langtry, a widower who had been married to the sister of her brother William's wife. They held their wedding reception at The Royal Yacht Hotel, in St. Helier, Jersey. He was wealthy enough to own a yacht, and Lillie insisted that he take her away from the Channel Islands. Eventually, they rented a place in Belgravia, London.
    In an interview published in several newspapers (including the Brisbane Herald) in 1882, Lillie Langtry said,

    “It was through Lord Ranleigh and the painter Frank Miles that I was first introduced to London society… I went to London and was brought out by my friends. Among the most enthusiastic of these was Mr Frank Miles, the artist. I learned afterwards that he saw me one evening at the theatre, and tried in vain to discover who I was. He went to his clubs and among his artist friends declaring he had seen a beauty, and he described me to everybody he knew, until one day one of his friends met me and he was duly introduced. Then Mr Miles came and begged me to sit for my portrait. I consented, and when the portrait was finished he sold it to Prince Leopold. From that time I was invited everywhere and made a great deal of by many members of the royal family and nobility. After Frank Miles I sat for portraits to Millais and Burne-Jones and now Frith is putting my face in one of his great pictures."
    Lord Ranelagh, a friend of her father and sister-in-law, invited Lillie Langtry to a high-society reception at which she attracted notice for her beauty and wit. In contrast to more elaborate clothing, she wore a simple black dress (which was to become her trademark) and no jewellery.[3] Before the end of the evening, Frank Miles had completed several sketches of her that became very popular on postcards.[4] Another guest, Sir John Everett Millais, eventually painted her portrait. Langtry's nickname, the "Jersey Lily," was taken from the Jersey lily flower (Amaryllis belladonna) – a symbol of Jersey.
    The nickname was popularised by Millais' portrait, entitled A Jersey Lily. (According to tradition, the two Jersey natives spoke Jèrriais to each other during the sittings.) The painting caused great interest when exhibited at the Royal Academy. Langtry was portrayed holding a Guernsey lily (Nerine sarniensis) in the painting rather than a Jersey lily, as none was available during the sittings. She also sat for Sir Edward Poynter and is depicted in works by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. She became much sought after in London society, and invitations flooded in. Her fame soon reached royal ears.

    Royal mistress

    August 1885 by William Downey
    The Prince of Wales, Albert Edward ("Bertie"), arranged to sit next to Langtry at a dinner party given by Sir Allen Young on 24 May 1877.[5] (Her husband was seated at the other end of the table.) Though he was married to Princess Alexandra and had six children, Edward was a well-known philanderer. He became infatuated with Langtry and she became his semi-official mistress. She was even presented to Edward's mother, Queen Victoria. Eventually, a cordial relationship developed between her and Princess Alexandra.[6]
    The affair lasted from late 1877 to June 1880.[7] Edward had the Red House (now Langtry Manor Hotel) constructed in Bournemouth, Dorset in 1877 as a private retreat for the couple.[8] He allowed Langtry to design it.[8] Edward once complained to her, "I've spent enough on you to build a battleship," whereupon she tartly replied, "And you've spent enough in me to float one".[9] The tradition is that their relationship finally cooled when she misbehaved at a dinner party,[10] but she had been eclipsed when Sarah Bernhardt came to London in June 1879.
    In July 1879 Langtry began an affair with the Earl of Shrewsbury; in January 1880 Langtry and the earl were planning to run away together.[11] In the autumn of 1879 there were rumours published in Town Talk that her husband would divorce her and cite, with others, the Prince of Wales. For some time, the Prince saw little of her. He remained fond of her and spoke well of her in her later career as a theatre actress.
    With the withdrawal of royal favour, creditors closed in. The Langtrys' finances were not equal to their lifestyle. In October 1880 Langtry sold many of her possessions to meet her debts. Edward Langtry did not officially declare bankruptcy.[12]

    In April 1879, Langtry started an affair with Prince Louis of Battenberg, although she was also involved with Arthur Clarence Jones (1854–1930), an old friend. In June 1880, she became pregnant. Her husband was definitely not the father; she led Prince Louis to believe that it was he. When the prince confessed to his parents, they had him assigned to the warship HMS Inconstant. Given some money by the Prince of Wales, Langtry retired to Paris with Arthur Jones. On March 8, 1881, she gave birth to a daughter, Jeanne Marie.[13]
    The discovery of Langtry's passionate letters to Arthur Jones in 1878 and their publication by Laura Beatty in 1999 support the idea that Jones was the father.[14] Prince Louis's son, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, had always maintained that his father was the father of Jeanne Marie.[15]

    In 1902 Jeanne Marie married the Scottish politician, Sir Ian Malcolm. They had four children. Lady Malcolm died in 1964.

    Acting career

    Lillie Langtry - 1899
    "The Degenerates"
    At the suggestion of either her close friend Oscar Wilde or Sarah Bernhardt, Lillie embarked upon a stage career.[16][17] In December 1881, she made her debut before the London public in She Stoops to Conquer at the Haymarket Theatre.[18] The following autumn, she made her first tour of the United States, to enormous success, which she repeated in subsequent years. While the critics generally condemned her interpretations of roles such as Pauline in the Lady of Lyons or Rosalind in As You Like It, the public loved her.[18] In 1903, she starred in the U.S. in The Crossways, written by her in collaboration with J. Hartley Manners.[18] She returned to the United States for tours in 1906 and again in 1912, appearing in vaudeville.[18]

    Thoroughbred racing

    From 1882 to 1891, Langtry had a relationship with the New York City millionaire Frederic Gebhard. With him, she became involved in the sport of thoroughbred horse racing. In 1885 she and Gebhard brought a stable of American horses to race in England. On August 13, 1888 Langtry and Gebhard traveled in her private car attached to an Erie Railroad express train bound for Chicago. Another railcar was transporting seventeen of their horses when it derailed at Shohola, Pennsylvania at 1:40 in the morning. Rolling down an 80-foot (24 m) embankment, it burst into flames. One person died in the fire, along with Gebhard's champion runner Eole and fourteen racehorses belonging to him and Langtry. One of the two horses to survive the wreck was St. Saviour. He was named for St. Saviour's Church in Jersey, where Langtry's father had been rector and where the actress chose to be buried.[19][20] In 1900, Langtry's horse Merman, ridden by American Tod Sloan, won the Ascot Gold Cup.[21]

    American citizenship and after

    Langtry became an American citizen in 1897. She divorced her husband Edward Langtry the same year in Lakeport, California, and he died a few months later following an accident.[22] A letter of condolence later written by Langtry to another widow reads in part, "I too have lost a husband, but alas! it was no great loss."[23]
    In 1888 Langtry purchased a winery with an area of 4,200 acres (17 km2) in Lake County, California, which produced red wine. She sold it in 1906. Bearing the Langtry name, the winery and vineyard are still in operation in Middletown, California.
    Langtry was involved in a relationship with George Alexander Baird, millionaire amateur jockey and pugilist, from April 1891 until his March 1893 death in New Orleans.[24]

    Lillie Langtry's grave in Saint Saviour, Jersey
    In 1899, she married the much younger Hugo Gerald de Bathe.[18] He inherited a baronetcy and became a leading owner in the horse-racing world, before retiring to Monte Carlo. During her final years, Langtry resided in Monaco, with her husband living a short distance away. The two saw one another only when she called on him for social gatherings or in brief private encounters. Her constant companion during this time was her close friend, Mathilda Peat, the widow of her butler.
    From 1900 to 1903, Langtry was the lessee and manager of London's Imperial Theatre.[25]
    Keen's Chop House in New York says that Langtry sued them in 1905 over their gentlemen-only seating policy and won, then sailed in wearing a feather boa and ordered a mutton chop.[26]
    Langtry died in Monaco in 1929. She was buried in the graveyard of St. Saviour's Church in Jersey.

    Cultural influence

    Caricature of Langtry, from Punch, Christmas 1890. The soap box on which she sits reflects her endorsements of cosmetics and soaps.
    Langtry used her high public profile to endorse commercial products such as cosmetics and soap, becoming an early example of celebrity endorsement. Her famous ivory complexion brought her income as the first woman to endorse a commercial product, advertising Pears Soap. Her fee was allied to her weight so she was paid 'pound for pound'.
    Scholars believe the fictitious Irene Adler in "A Scandal in Bohemia" (1891), the first Sherlock Holmes short story, who bested the private investigator when he sought an incriminating photograph of her and a European monarch, is based upon Langtry.[27]
    Langtry's life story has been portrayed in film numerous times. Lillian Bond played her in The Westerner (1940), and Ava Gardner in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972). Judge Roy Bean, a famous American frontier admirer, was played by Walter Brennan in the former and Paul Newman in the latter film, both times as a man with a life-long obsession with the beauty.
    In 1978 Langtry's story was dramatised by London Weekend Television and produced as Lillie, starring Francesca Annis in the title role. Annis had previously played Langtry in two episodes of ATV's Edward the Seventh. Jenny Seagrove played her in the 1991 made-for-television film Incident at Victoria Falls.
    A drastically fictional version of Langtry was performed by Stacy Haiduk in the 1996 television series Kindred: The Embraced. In the series, Langtry was portrayed as the immortal leader of a sect of vampires living in the present day.
    Langtry is a featured character in the "tongue-in-cheek" western novel, Slocum and the Jersey Lily by Jake Logan. She figures prominently in Death at Epsom Downs by Robin Paige, the pseudonym of Bill and Susan Wittig Albert, who wrote a series of Victorian novels based on historic people.
    Langtry is used as a touchstone for old-fashioned manners in Preston Sturges's comedy The Lady Eve (1941), in a scene where a corpulent woman drops a handkerchief on the floor and the hero ignores it. Jean Barbara Stanwyck begins to describe, comment, and even anticipate the events that we see reflected in her hand mirror. Jean says: "The dropped kerchief! That hasn't been used since Lily Langtry ... you'll have to pick it up yourself, madam ... it's a shame, but he doesn't care for the flesh, he'll never see it" (Pirolini 2010).[28]
    The song "Lily Langtry" appears in a few albums by the folk group New Christy Minstrels.
    Langtry was possibly the subject of The Who's 1967 song, "Pictures of Lily", about a young man infatuated by the image of a woman named Lily; the fact that her death occurred in 1929 (as mentioned in the song) gives credence to this theory.
    In The Simpsons episode in which Montgomery Burns auditions children to be his new heir, the theatre in which the auditions are held on Burns' estate is called the Lillie Langtry Theater.

    External links

  • Lillie Langtry Museum on the Internet
  • Lillie Langtry biography
  • Lily Langtry at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Lillie Langtry at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Lily Langtry at the Internet Movie Database
  • History of East Cliff
  • Article on Professional Beauties of the Victorian era

  • jeanne marie langtry

    Jeanne-Marie with her daughter
    Helen-Mary, Star of her own "Perils" Later

    In 1933(about), Lex Luthor romanced Helen-Mary Langtry Malcolm, the spirited young adventuress at the time persuing a career of "Perils" including a visit to Canada and the Western parts of the US, whereupon she gave birth to triplet daughters with the characteristic flaming red hair of both families. After some soul-searching, Helen-Mary agreed to give up the triplets into their father's care and he decided to give them to a fellow scientist and explorer to raise as foster children. Helen-Mary went on her way, a little sadder and wiser, and never spoke of the incident to her strict and proper Scottish family. Lex Luthor and his redheaded older brother (the original "Luthor" of Superman comics) had a loose association of allied Mad Scientist types and one of these others raised the three girls without letting on about their parentage: Young Lana freely associated with all of these free-thinking geniuses and thought nothing of it at the time.

    The only direct evidence of any of this was that Helen-Mary had given the name of her mother to one of the triplets, Jeanne-Marie Langtry. That was the daughter more usually called Lana Lang later on: Alexander Rossen ("Luthor") gave each girl an alternative Russian and Celtic name to each of the girls and so Jean-Marie came to be secondarily named Svetlana (Lana, the same real first name of Lana Wood, younger sister of Natalie Wood.) the other sisters were Lisa Katya (Kat) and Martha Ivanna (Yvonne). Their natural hair colour was red, but it tended to photograph darker in most lights and they each regularly blackened their hair during some of their adventures for the siimple reason that their red hair tended to make them stand out in a crowd and draw unwanted attention at inopportune moments. The "Direct Evidence" comes from Power and Coogan's chropnology under 1933, where it is inexplicably asserted that the real name of Lana Lang was Janie Marie. Somebody must have let it slip what her real name had been.  Bizzaro was then pretending to be one James Harper, later The Guardian. He was lying and Harper was actually somebody else that later returned and reclaimed his name and identity. Bizzarro also lied about being Lana Lang's father.

    The triplets were commonly known as Lisa, Lana and Yvonne. They also went by many other names.

    I'll have to admit that I had not made the final determination until I came across this Starlet Showcase blog dated October 6, 2007.

    At that point I decided that they must've been redheaded triplets with a knack for getting into Horror-movie type situations: it simultaneously came to light that they were all time-travelers at the same time. Their father's older brother "Uncle Oscar" had invented a functional time machine in the mid-1950s, for one thing.

    And what they had been saying for years also turned out to be true: Lana Lang and Lois Lane were related and they were cousins. But it was through the Lilly Langtry line: and in fact the Arisians had been watching and guiding mating along that line for centuries. The connection was actually back during the Viking Age. Both women are ultimately descendants of Hagar the Horrible (Ollu being Eric the Red, or something like)

    Above, Lana and Yvonne: Below, Lisa and Lana

    Svetlana (Lana AKA Jeanne-Marie) in the mid-1930s and in the mid-1950s

    From a timetraveller perspective the most important of the triplets was Lisa Lang, more commonly known from the shortened form of her Russian name as Katya or Kat, or in disguised form as Kate.
    Kat or Kate has extensive adventures in many different times and places and she seems to enjoy the variety. She gains a mastery over timetravel and in effect becomes a timetraveller "Boss"-as such she is known to have resources including armies of alien defenders, batmen, lizardmen cloned Tyrannosaurs or whatever she fancies at the time. She has been known to entrust running of her operations to an organic alien superbrain.

    She is also (it is generally conceded) One Foxy Lady.

    The other sister was Martha Yvonne (Yvanna) who was a somewhat less extensively-travelled time-traveller although she of course also had her important adventures-mostly in Ancient times. Possibly in compensation she was also the one to have the most children; eight of them born between 1960 and 1980, when she was nearing fifty years old at the end. Her last birth in 1980 produced redheaded fraternal twin girls. Among her earlier births were the mothers of both of Lionel Luthor's sons and of his daughter Tess.

    Besides having an actual Superhero identity as The Insect Queen due to her holding an ancient Atlantean Crystal of Transformation, and the favour of the Arisians (nothing to be sneezed at on its own merits and considering it separate from everything else!), Lana (Svetlana) is an accomplished time-traveller on her own (a Temporal Adventuress) It is suspected that the triplets' natutral talent in time-travel is related to Lilly Langtry being a descendant of the Dancer-Through-Time somehow. Lana did go back to Atlantis after acquiring the Crystal to research its history, significance and uses directly at the source, and she became one of the Higher-order Steampunkers known as The Graushtarkians, who are equivalent to UFO culture in Technology. She also appears in Space Westerns where she is a close friend of the Crystal Gayle character.
    Once during Lilly Langtry's lifetime, she brazenly walked up to her and identified herself as Langtry's great-granddaughter and her daughter's namesake. Langtry escaped the situation by pretending to faint.

    Lana (Svetlana) and Lisa (Yvanna or Yvonne) Lang (Lisa and Lana I)

    Lana Lang Ross in her turn also had two daughters, named again Lana and Lisa (Ross). They were also redheads although their hair could photograph darker in some lights, and they likewise went into careers in timetravelling. they were characters analogous to Tegan and Nyssa on Dr Who (But not exactly identical) During about half a dozen years they were co-captains on a luxury space liner that they had comandeered and took it on a "Five-year mission" of interstellar exploration before returning with it to Earth and their previously-scheduled series of adventures. The ship had been kept in running condition by a crew of Braniacs, but the two young women ordinarily had little or no contact with their unusual "Crew".

    Lisa and Lana Lang Ross (Lisa and Lana II)  


    Oh, and they had a brother as well: Shamus ("Samuel") Turlough Ross.
    [And this is just SO ADORABLE I had to include the link to it. I did something like it myself long ago, but Mimi-Na's (Amy Mebberson's) version is about a thousand times better than the one I did:
    And the male edition has a trio of really great thoroughly drunk UNIT guys and somebody that just made a BIG BIG BIG mistake with Jaime McCrimmon!! ]

    Lisa Lang (Kat) also had a daughter, Linda Melanie, who had turns both
    as a Dr. Who Companion and as a later Supergirl. Like the others her hair was
     naturally red but could be shown as ANY other colour

    Lana's sister Lisa was mentioned on occasion but
    More recently in the Superman Comics she was
     referred to under her alias of Cat Grant.
    She was also a romantic rival to Lois Lane
    because she had set her sights on Clark Kent.

    Whudda Buncha Joiks!

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