Monday, December 31, 2007

In Memoriam, 2007: DeCarlo and Pickett

You are one of those people who enjoyed hearing "Monster Mash" air at Halloween, or enjoyed his "Star Dreck" played on the Dr. Demento show. And you're one of those people who grew up with "The Munsters", and were fond of it. For you, like me, this was a hard year: Bobby Pickett and Yvonne DeCarlo both died, and Baby Boomers and early Gen-Xers lost two pop-culture figures regarded with great affection.

This tribute image above of Bobby Pickett was created by my friend, artist George Chastain. Below is Pickett in his last years:

Here's a striking image of Yvonne DeCarlo, which can be seen in a large gallery of other beautiful Yvonne DeCarlo photos at the Skylighters site:

Click on the photo below to download this album from Ernie(Not Bert):

More sites to see to learn about Yvonne DeCarlo's life and to see pictures of the lucious lady who would later embody Lily Munster:

And by clicking on the blog label "death notice", you can see previous TDSH entries marking the passing of Ms. DeCarlo and Mr. Pickett. An interview with Bobby Pickett is part of one entry.

Onward to 2008!


Samantha DeCarlo said...

Yvonne DeCarlo was a second cousin of mine and I really appreciate the beautiful tribute to her! I am learning a lot about her from reading your blog. Thank you!

-samantha decarlo

Max the drunken severed head said...

Thank you so much for commenting, Ms. DeCarlo. Your cousin was quite a siren, and besides becoming TV's Monster Mom for a couple generations of kids, recorded some great music.


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