February is Mamie Van Doren Month at PTA Blues
"I came to Hollywood determined to follow in Jean Harlow's footsteps, but I was determined not to die young. My hope was to endure. And endure I have...... All the great sex symbols are dead. Jean Harlow is dead. Mae West is dead. Marlene Dietrich is dead. Marilyn Monroe is dead. And I'm not feeling too well myself....... Sometimes, I'm misunderstood and it's hard to come by that. My life has been full of excitement. I've done pretty much what I wanted to do. I came from the Midwest, from South Dakota, and I came up the hard way. We lived on a farm; we didn't even have electricity or running water, if you know what I mean. People don't know what that life is like......Every time I get a birthday, I always appreciate it. Most people don't get old. The odds are against you......."