Tag Archives: Tina Turner

“Noteworthy Ladies”
38 Stories: 1910s-2010s

1950s’ TV Icon

“Dinah Shore & Chevy”

1951-1963

“See-the-USA” ad jingle
defines a TV celebrity &
America’s car culture.

Women’s Rights Icon

“Rosie The Riveter”

1942-1945

A WWII-era image
becomes an icon
for the ages.

Ladies of Rock

“Joplin’s Shooting Star”

1966-1970

Janis Joplin’s last
five years; her music,
life, and legacy.

Music & Advertising

“Selling Janis Joplin”

1995

How Mercedes-Benz
used a Janis Joplin tune to
pitch baby boomers.

Publishing, Politics, Ecology

“Power in the Pen”

1962-1963

Rachel Carson’s book, Silent
Spring, takes on pesticides;
spurs environmental cause.

Magazine Cover Girl

“One Good Shot…”

2011-2012

A Gisele Bündchen cover
photo has repeated use
around the world.

Music, Film, Celebrity

“Bette Davis Eyes”

1981

A top song of the 1980s
tells the story of a
Hollywood legend.

Music & Advertising

“Madonna’s Pepsi Ad”

1989

A Madonna TV ad
stirs controversy
by association.

Annals of Music

“1960s Girl Groups”

1958-1966

The innocent & upbeat
sound that came between
Elvis & The Beatles.

Music & Biography

“Be My Baby”

1960s-2010

The Ronettes & Phil Spector produce a game-
changing new sound.

Annals of Sport

“1930s Super Girl”

Babe Didrikson

When it came to athletics,
there was little that Babe
Didrikson couldn’t do.

Music & Advertising

“Keira & The Zombies”

2014 & The 1960s

A Chanel perfume ad
features Keira Knightley
& a 1960s Zombies’ tune.

TV, Culture & Business

“CBS Loved Lucy”

1950s-1970s

Over 3 decades, Lucille
Ball kept CBS-TV on top
and in the money.

TV & Publishing

“Lucy & TV Guide”

1953-2013

“I Love Lucy” enriched
Walter Annenberg as they
popularized TV culture.

Music & Biography

“Taylor Swift, Rising”

2003-2009

A 19-yr-old singer/
songwriter storms the
music charts …and more.

Annals of Music

“The End of The World”

1963

Skeeter Davis sings
a sad song of
unbearable loss.

Music & Advertising

“Google & Gaga”

2011

Lady Gaga’s hit song,
“The Edge of Glory,” is
used in a Google TV ad.

Singing & Acting

“Streisand Rising”

1961-1965

A young girl from Brooklyn
aims at Manhattan and
becomes a music icon.

 Music for The Ages

“Let The River Run”

1988-1989

Carly Simon’s rousing song
for film Working Girl
lifts all boats.

Ladies of Rock

“Motown’s Heat Wave”

1963-1967

Martha & The Vandellas’
dance tune captures teens
& boosts Motown.

In Memorium

“Candle in the Wind”

1973 & 1997

Elton John honors the
memory of Marilyn Monroe
and Princess Diana.

Film Celebrity

“Anna Q. Nilsson”

1920

The story behind a 1920
Photoplay cover girl
& silent film star.

Film, Celebrity, Activist

“Mia’s Metamorphoses”

1966-2010

Mia Farrow’s life changes:
actress-to-activist
& using her fame.

Lady Sings The Blues

“Strange Fruit”

1939

Billie Holiday sings
a haunting song and
has a troubled life.

College Romance

“The Love Story Saga”

1970-1977

Ali MacGraw’s fresh-faced
coed, Jenny Cavilleri, swept
the nation off its feet.

Ladies in Love

“Of Bridges & Lovers”

1992-1995

A best-selling love story
comes to the Big Screen
starring Meryl Streep.

Hollywood, Dance, Film

“Legs: Cyd Charisse”

1950s-1990s

Statuesque beauty of
MGM musicals was a
commanding presence.

Music & Theater

“Memory & Cats”

1981-2010

Aging feline Grizabella,
in Cats, sings a painful,
poignant “Memory.”

TV & Civil Rights

“When Harry Met Petula”

April 1968

Pet Clark & Harry Belafonte
made civil rights history
challenging a Chrysler v. p.

Female Celebrity & Politics

“Linda & Jerry”

1971-1983

Linda Ronstadt meets
Jerry Brown as her
music career soars.

Music & Politics

“Barracuda Politics”

2008

Sarah Palin campaign music
at Republican convention
riles rock group, Heart.

Determined Performer

“Rocker Supreme”

1958-2008

The tough times, amazing
comeback, and true grit
of Tina Turner.

Silent Film Star

“Pearl White”

1910s-1920s

A daredevil heroine
of the silent screen
becomes a big star.

The First Film Star

“A Star Is Born”

1910s

Early film studios create
the first movie star,
Florence Lawrence.

Feisty Film Goddess 

“Ava Gardner”

1940s-1950s

North Carolina country
beauty becomes Hollywood
box office gold.

Supermodel Stardom

“The Most Beautiful Girl”

1993-2012

Gisele Bündchen becomes
modeling sensation;
earns $33 million in 2006.

Sex In Advertising

“G.E.’s Hot Coal Ad”

2005

Mad Av’s sexy miners
give coal biz a glamour
that’s not exactly real.

Recording Artist

“Hello Stranger”

1963

Barbara Lewis brings
a “smooth jazz” sound
to the mid-1960s.

 

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Date Posted: 16 September 2014
Last Update: 25 April 2015
Comments to: jdoyle@pophistorydig.com

Article Citation:
Jack Doyle, “Noteworthy Ladies: 38 Stories,”
PopHistoryDig.com, September 16, 2014.


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