Friday, March 29, 2013

Pam Grier and William Marshall



 William Marshall as Blacula and Pam as Lisa Fortier

A 1973 movie, "when the Mama Loa of a voodoo cult dies, there is an argument over who will succeed her. When the popular vote is for Lisa Fortier, cult member  vows revenge. In a misguided attempt to gain power over his enemies, he acquires the bones of Prince Mamuwalde, aka Blacula and resurrects the vampire. Blacula vampirizes cult member and places him under his control."*

"Blacula is interested in Lisa because he believes she can lift the curse upon him by casting a voodoo spell and performing an exorcism."*


Pam and cameos

Cowboy figure,  Rico Tubbs

1984-1990 Miami Vice
"The adventures of the vice squad detectives of the Miami Police Department."*
Pam as Valerie Gordon (Guest appearance)  Philip Michael Thomas as Rico Tubbs

1993 Posse
"A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader and protect a  town."*  Pam as Phoebe


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pam Grier- Rappers

                 The Rappers

Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Master P, Ice Cube (the figure was based on his role in the movie Three Kings)

1999- No Tomorrow- "A major arms deal is going down, and 3 separate characters are desperately trying to get in on it. Each is either a true career criminal, out for personal profit or an undercover agent, intercepting to elevate a CV. Everyone is playing each other off against one another. Master P  as maker  and Pam as Diane."*
1999-In Too Deep
"An undercover cop goes too deep into the Cincinnati drug trade. The local drug lord, a man who calls himself God, controls all of the action in Ohio. As the cop moves up the ladder" *, LL Cool J as Dwayne Gittens/ God; and Pam as Detective Angela  Wilson
2001- Ghost of Mars- "A story of human colonists on Mars who must be rescued after becoming possessed by vengeful Martian ghosts."*
Ice Cube- Desolation Williams and Pam as Commander Helena Braddock

2001-Bones- "Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreck revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighborhood.With each new victim, the terror mounts, and Bones' vengeance spins out of control, threatening everyone in his path, including his former lover, Pearl."*
Pam as Pearl  and Snoop Dogg as Jimmy Bones


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pam & Sam

Jackie Brown

 Sam  and Pam

This 1997 movie was created for Pam Grier by Quentin Tarantino.  Pam was Jackie Brown in the movie of the same name.  "Jackie Brown is about a female flight attendant  who becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer." * Samuel Jackson played Ordell Robbie in the movie.

*info from IMDB
P.S. No one complained when the characters from this movie were not made into action figures.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pam Grier as Mom

Pam has also played the mom in the movies.

            Ving Rhames, Rosario Dawson, Dwayne Wade and Ernie Hudson
2005- Back in the Day -"Reggie Cooper, a young man from the rough side of the tracks who lives with his divorced, affluent father in order to avoid the gang activity that almost claimed his teenage life in his mother's neighborhood."*
Pam Grier- Ms. Cooper,  Ving Rhames- J-Bone

2002 Adventures of Pluto Nash- "In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the mafia. "*
Pam Grier as Flora Nash,  Rosario Dawson as  Dina Lake

2010 Just Wright -"A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury."*
 Pam grier as Janice Wright;   Dwayne Wade as basketball player

1997 Fakin' da funk -"Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly black neighbourhood of South Central."*
Pam Grier as Annabella  Lee, Joe Lee as Ernie Hudson

*info from IMDB

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pam as Friday Foster

Friday Foster by Tonner

1975- Friday Foster- Pam plays the lead character in this movie.   "Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy involving the murder of her childhood friend, a US senator, and a shadowy plan called "Black Widow." info from IMDB

Also in the movie,  Julius Harris plays Monk Riley and Carl Weathers plays Yarbo.
"The first syndicated comic strip to feature an African American woman in its lead role, Friday Foster debuted in 1970 and ran in newspapers until 1974." info from Wikipedia

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pam Grier Tribute- 1970's

These men starred in the  movies with Pam Grier.

Carl Weathers, Julius Harris, Levar Burton

1975-Bucktown- Carl Weathers plays Hambone and Pam plays Aretha. 

1979- Roots- The Next Generation; Pam  appeared in one episode as Francie.
Kunta Kinte- Levar Burton appeared as Kunta Kinte.

1975-Friday Foster- Julius Harris plays Monk Riley and Carl Weathers plays Yarbo.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Celebrate Women History Month- A Tribute to Pam Grier

A week long  tribute to Pam Grier

I enjoyed her movies.  She was a woman that could fight and hold her own against the men in the films. She was my action hero.  

She  "became a staple of early 1970s movies playing big, bold, assertive women, beginning with Jack Hill's Coffy (1973), in which she plays a nurse who seeks revenge on drug dealers; her character was advertised  as the 'baddest one-chick hit-squad that ever hit town!'  In 1975, she starred in Sheba Baby- a Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters and in 1974, she starred in Foxy Brown- she takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend."*  

                                  Kenya, Pam, Neve (with afro wig)

*info from IMDB

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Women's History Month- 1

Celebrate Women's History Month

These 2 women appeared in this Academy Award winning movie in 1939.  Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for best supporting actress as Mammy. Butterfly McQueen played Prissy in the movie.

They both came dressed in their costumes based on the roles in the film.  I changed the outfits to show how different they look without the clothes and  head scarves.

            Butterfly is wearing a                                 Hattie is wearing a Tonner coat and  a          from crocheted dress                                   white top from  Groovy kids and a cut sock skirt*.

The movie is : Gone With the Wind

*  I went to the discount store and purchased a knee high sock.   I cut off the sock from the ankle to the toe.  I measured the length and adjusted the height.  She is a full size cloth body doll and the sock band is enough to fit her waist.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Black History Month -Thank you

Thank you to everyone that read and participated in the month long contest.  I always enjoy creating  questions relating to the dolls and action figures.  Thank you.