Movie Actresses

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During introduction of the respective bands Frank Zappa sometimes introduced himself as movie actresses – mostly of Italian Extraction:

76/02/13 Vienna Austria Kurhalle

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow ~ YCDTOSA 1
Diseases Of The Band ~ YCDTOSA 1
79/04/01 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion

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References to movie actresses in Zappa's work

Zappa named Rosemarie De Camp in his list of influences inside the sleeve of Freak Out! (1966).

In Fifty-Four Fab, Boss Questions ... and The Fanzine Questionnaire Zappa named Ida Lupino his favorite actress.

Gracie Allen, Theda Bara, Diane Baker and Mary Martin can be spotted on the cover of We're Only In It For The Money.

Charo and Lotte Lenya are constellations on the back cover of One Size Fits All.

Singer and actress Helen Reddy is namedropped in Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me.

Marilyn Monroe and Brooke Shields are listed in the list of Them Or Us.

Helen Hayes is namedropped during Sunshine Of Your Love.

Josephine Baker and Thelma Todd can be seen on the cover of Tinsel Town Rebellion.

Zappa mentions Mercedes McCambridge in The Real Frank Zappa Book.