Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hogs No Longer With Us But Not Forgotten

Jeanne Carmen

Before her acting career, she discovered she had a natural talent for the game of golf and made much money hustling on the links. While on tour with fellow trick-shot golfer Jack Redmond, she would perform stunts such as hitting a ball out of a man's mouth.

Video Tribute courtesy PTA Blues

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  1. Jeanne Laverne Carmen left Arkansas as a teenager and got a job as a roadhouse waitress in New Orleans. She's soon discovered by singer Sandy Scott, and becomes a New York showgirl. Jeanne marries Sandy Scott ,15 years her senior, and starts modeling.

    While modeling for Jack Redmond’s golf wear, she becomes the world’s first female trick shot golfer. On tour with fellow trick-shot golfer Jack Redmond, she would perform stunts such as hitting a ball out of a man's mouth. During an argument with Scott, a stranger offers her a ride to Las Vegas. She accepts. The stranger proves to be mobster John Roselli. She and Roselli start to scam unknowing golfers, talking them into betting about her golfing skills. Six months later, Roselli throws one customer who is unwilling to pay from the roof of the Sands. In the mid 1950's she sends a revealing pic of herself to Frank Sinatra. Sinatra answers promptly.

    In the 1950's and early 60's she was in a string of B pictures and on television. You may have seen her in the 1959 horror picture "The Monster of Piedras Blancas". Where the monster watches her take off her clothes, and a scene reminiscent of From Here To Eternity, where she lays down and kisses our hero in the surf.

    Jeanne vanished from public view to raise a family in Arizona, but over the last 20 years had parlayed her claimed associations with Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and the Kennedys into recurrent appearances on television exposés.
    Jeanne Carmen died on December 20, 2007.