Friday, October 28, 2016

Art by Fawcett up for auction

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Details about two pieces by Fawcett: A Farrah Fawcett Print, 1999. Depicting an image of a nude female form (possibly the star's own body), text on the lower center margin reads "Farrah 1999."
Framed: 30" x 35"; Work only: 24" x 29" 

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

change with your vote this election

"The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world." ~ Charles Malik.

It's election season. If you vote with your heart and your morales and you consider the impact this election could and would have on all women across the globe it makes that decision very clear.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How Beautiful is This?

Another Fawcett illustration by Mogollo!

Be sure to check out the new wiki site 

The icon has been recreated by artist Alejandro Mogollo for as the latest Trademark for the site/s and more to come! Be sure to Check Alejandro out on his and!

New Farrah Fawcett Web Site!

Be sure to check out the new wiki site and adjunct to!

The icon has been recreated by artist Alejandro Mogollo for as the latest Trademark for the site/s and more to come! Be sure to Check Alejandro out on his Facebook, twitter and Redbubble site!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


This is truly awful. What is wrong with people? Seriously.

I’m reading Leslie Jones’s twitter account. It’s unbelievable to me that this is what she is responding to, outright racist attacks from a lot of awful people. Jones is, in my opinion. a very funny lady. Love or hate Saturday Night Live (I chose to love it) Jones brings an energy and presence that defies you not to laugh with her. It is rare she breaks character in any skit. The only time I have seen her slip and crack was when Melissa McCarthy was hosting. She is so funny, her delivery her quips and her quick comebacks. In addition there is often a mischievous look, a knowing expression and you see the light in her eyes when a JOKE works and hits home! Her on going banter with Colin Jost is a high point every time SNL is on.. but, sadly, this is not what I am writing about. I’m writing this because I understand what it is like to be blind sided by an attack.
Leslie Jones

To still be able to breathe but feel as though someone has knocked the wind out of you. To be called a name that cuts you to the core. To be mocked and ridiculed into a defensive stance against people who don’t understand or even value what TRUTH or HONOR or MORALITY means. Forget a rational discussion or any kind of enlightenment.

Some people are so staunch in their own mire of hate and misunderstanding and idea of what IS that you can not crack them like a walnut. They have their own secrets and lives of damages and damage to continue to inflict. No doubt it’s meaningless whatever it is that they really do with their time and their pursuits of self. It would be hard to imagine that they pursue or achieve anything that isn’t self pleasuring or absorbing.

It’s a different kind of affliction these strange human like creatures who speak as you and I do but only ugliness comes out and they seem to happily suffer from and envelope themselves in it then they, in a hushed whisper or a maniacal type laugh, with a tilted head, as though they know what they are doing is shameful and disgusting and must be whispered as people with any kind of moral or good sense of self would correct them immediately, spew their venom.

How can someone so ugly and hate filled contribute much to anyone other than their own destruction? To tear down a stranger simply because they are in a movie or on tv and are experiencing their own happiness and success is pathetic and weak and meaningless.

What is the point? To hurt her? To inflict your sense of nothingness upon someone else? To achieve what? A self high five in the darkness of your limited trash existence? I don’t understand hate. I recognize it. I expect it.
I have learned to walk away, become quiet, and remove myself from situations where those around me are consumed by it. Sadly, it seems that those infected with racism have more rabid followers like themselves to huddle with and carve out their new domain and home in a rotted corpse of hatred. I can’t imagine them in homes, with heaters and Christmas trees, with hugs and families. Least of all I can not imagine them in a movie theater, watching a comedy and enjoying a heartfelt laugh.
I almost feel sorry for them.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Flashback to Entertainment Weekly's feature on Fawcett in Dalva

She’s Still Touched by ‘Angels’

Farrah Fawcett can’t escape the ghost of a former hairstyle. Twenty years after the actress’ one-year stint on Charlie’s Angels, there are those who still see her as the ‘70s golden girl who gave curling iron manufacturers a reason to live. “I see T-shirts everywhere, with my face, my poster,” she says. “In Saudi Arabia they’re using photographs of me – not only form Charlie’s Angels but from when I did ads for Faberge shampoo to advertise everything: clothes, food, vitamins. It’s almost like I couldn’t stop (the image) even if I wanted to.”

Which makes her break from Jill Munroe even more impressive. Fawcett’s latest effort, the TV movie Dalva (ABC< March 3, 9 p.m.), is an adaptation of the novel by Jim Harrison (Legends of the Fall). As the title character, she plays a woman in search of a son she gave up at 16. “What I like about her,” says the actress, “is that she chooses to do this at a time when she’s come to terms with her independence and sexuality.”

The role is a change of pace for Fawcett, 49, whose attempt to break the Angels mold led to a string of crazed/victimized female parts, including the woman who torches her abusive husband in 1984’s The Burning Bed. “I feel responsible,” she says of the exploited-woman-of-the-week trend. “But in a positive way, too. Because there weren’t any roles like that (for women) before I did them. IT was either Dynasty bitches or the other woman.”

Dalva “fits in none of those categories. It’s the first time where I play a real woman,” says Fawcett, adding that her decision to do the role coincided with her decision to pose for last December’s Playboy. “Those two characters – because what I did in Playboy is a character – share a similarity in the security in their sexuality.”

Fawcett now has security in abundance: a longtime relationship with actor Ryan O’Neal, their son, Redmond, 11, and respect from the industry. In fact, as far as the networks are concerned, she can write her own ticket. “They say, ‘Let’s leave it to her. She delivers the numbers,’” says Fawcett. “It’s not out of the kindness of their hears. People trust my instincts.” – Kristen Baldwin.

For more about Fawcett and her career visit

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Madonna and Child by Farrah Fawcett (Charcoal) up for sale


Madonna & Child
A Charcoal by Farrah
FawcettAnother of Farrah’s works of art is for sale. Madonna and Child is a work Fawcett has talked about before with her mother. Fawcett surprised her mother and showed her the work after it had been on display.  You can purchase this piece for $20,000.oo via (click 1st dibs for link) 1st dibs. You can read all about Fawcett and her career via

From 1stdibs: Probably one of the most meaningful pieces ever for sale by the American icon. Pastel and wash work signed “Farrah” and dated 1971.  Originally from Corpus Christi, Farrah was a student at UT in the late 1960s. She modeled and worked with sculptor Charles Umlauf, and had a job at the Country Store Gallery on Lavaca street, a few steps away from the Austin campus, where she framed and sold art for Raymond Brown. 

This piece was purchased there by an Austin art collector in the late 1980s.  

Greatly influenced by Charles Umlauf’s realistic style and lyrical themes, this vibrant work is a meaningful testimony of Farrah Fawcett’s quest for truth as she made her debut in the art world. 

 Authentication in process.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Alejandro Mogollo on drawing Farrah

Alejandro Mogollo on drawing Farrah: Like many before me, I’ve been a fan of Farrah Fawcett since I watched her in
Charlie`s Angels when it first ran in Spain back in 1978. From that minute on I became obsessed with her. I was a kid who liked to draw and I luckily could express my fascination in sketch form. So, every Saturday afternoon I sat in from of the tv set with my notepad and a pencil and started to draw her. It became such an obsession that my parents started to worry. I may have done thousands of sketches that ended up in the trash, because they only served to express my fandom. I wish we had internet back then, because I couldn’t get enough of her in print. I bought every magazine that featured her that I could afford (remember I was a kid and didn’t have much money). When she left Angels, I followed her movie career like a madman. I dragged my older brother along since my parents wouldn’t let me go alone to the movies. God bless my brother, he had to endure such stinkers… but I found all of her movies to be great and she was great in them. Time has passed and I turned my interests to other icons and movie stars but even today, when I come across a picture of Farrah, something physical happens to me, like a chill, butterflies in my stomach. You can’t forget your first love.

A little bit more about Mogollo: I was born in Seville, Spain. Since I was a child I was obsessed with drawing and painting. So much so that, although it was something my parents
Alejandro Mogollo
didn’t think was easy to make a living off, they encouraged it because I had such a passion for it. I studied Fine Arts specializing in Graphic Design here in Seville. When I finished college I got a scholarship at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and studied there for a year. When I came back from the States I began working as a graphic designer and art director in a publicity studio, and I’ve been working there ever since. My illustration work is something I’ve been developing these last years. But only on personal projects and on subjects of high interest to me, like my recent contribution with a series of illustrations to the Encyclopedia Madonnica published by Matthew Rettenmund. (*Matthew Rettenmund is a writer, editor and blogger who lives in NYC with his Shih Tzus, his Madonna collection and his emotional baggage. His book, “Encyclopedia Madonnica”, is considered the bible on all things Madonna)

Although my day job is fulfilling and requires creativity on my part, I sometimes miss the sheer pleasure of drawing. The illustration software is so sophisticated now (Adobe Illustrator) that it allows me to create images very close to the organic ones, giving it a distinctive touch, close to airbrush. The process, though digital, remains the same, beginning with the blank canvas, but replacing the pencil or brush with the mouse. In those personal projects I wanted to blend my two passions, graphic art and movie stars. So I started doing these movie portraits that I shared only with friends, just for fun. Then I started sharing them online. Now I have a facebook and Instagram art pages with many followers. It’s been a great journey, being able to share my work with fellow fans all over the world and has brought me the opportunity to get in touch with them and received their wonderful response. As an artist that is so gratifying. I couldn’t ask for more.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Farrah Fawcett by Alejandro Mogollo

Farrah Fawcett by
this artist: 
Alejandro Mogollo 
(an illustrator from Spain obsessed with icons and movies) 
who is phenomenally talented!

You can also order some of his art on t-shirts and as stickers...

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Farrah Fawcett Artwork up for Auction

A Farrah Fawcett Sculpture, Circa 1990s. Patinated metal, depicting a nude female form (possibly the star's own body), signed on the left leg "Farrah," affixed to a square-shaped marble base.

Height: 11"

A Farrah Fawcett Print, 1999. Depicting an image of a nude female form (possibly the star's own body), text on the lower center margin reads "Farrah 1999."

Framed: 30" x 35"; Work only: 24" x 29"

A Farrah Fawcett Sculpture, Circa 1990s. Flecked stone, depicting a reclining nude female torso (possibly the star's own body), unsigned, affixed to a rectangular black marble base, base affixed to a metal table/stand with an extended glass shelf in center.

Sculpture: 11" x 27" x 7"; Base: 18" x 31" 4"; Table/Stand: 18" x 32"; Extended Shelf: 14" x 63" search for items under Farrah Fawcett

Friday, April 22, 2016

Farrah Fawcett’s 1993 visit helped victims of domestic violence

Caller-Times file Actress Farrah Fawcett signs autographs during an appearance at the Bay Area Medical Center atrium on Dec. 30, 1993. Fawcett was in town for a fundraiser benefiting the Women's Shelter of South Texas which included a telethon of her 1984 TV movie about domestic violence "The Burning Bed."

Farrah Fawcett’s 1993 visit helped victims of domestic violence
By Allison Ehrlich of the Caller-Times

Farrah Fawcett may have been Charlie's angel in the '70s, but to others she was a crusader who lent her celebrity status to furthering awareness of domestic violence.

The Ray High School graduate's experiences starring in the 1984 TV movie "The Burning Bed" sparked her desire to help victims of domestic violence. The film tells the true story of Francine Hughes who killed her abusive husband of 13 years in 1977. Hughes was found not guilty and her story was chronicled in a book and later adapted into the movie starring Fawcett.

In this photo taken Dec. 30, 1993 Fawcett signs autographs during an appearance in the atrium of Bay Area Medical Center. Fawcett was in town for a private New Year's Eve fundraiser on behalf of the Women's Shelter of South Texas which included a three-hour telethon on KIII-TV of "The Burning Bed."

The actress, who was born and raised here until leaving to attend the University of Texas, traveled to the city with her parents Jim and Pauline Fawcett from Houston. The three had spent Christmas with Fawcett's longtime partner Ryan O'Neal and their young son. Fawcett commented that she knew exactly the last time she had visited the city, "because I was just six weeks' pregnant with my son, Redmond, who's now 8."

"I would go anywhere and do anything for a shelter," Fawcett told the Caller-Times' Elaine Liner in an interview. The telethon alone raised $324,000 toward the goal of $1.8 million to build a new shelter. Less than a year later in August 1994 the Women's Shelter opened their new building that doubled its client capacity.

Fawcett's dedication to domestic violence victims carried on until her death from anal cancer in 2009 at 62. Follow the Caller-Times’ examination of the city’s struggle with domestic violence and learn more at

Allison Ehrlich is the archive coordinator for the Caller-Times. Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @CallerArchives.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Antonio Realli fashion designer designs doll fashions too

Featured are repainted celebrities Cate Blanchett, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Lopez, Marilyn Monroe, Jaclyn Smith, Whitney Houston, Cher and Farrah Fawcett all repainted and restyled by artist Noel Cruz of

Antonio Realli is a Brazilian Fashion Designer who not only creates fashions for 1:1 women but for their 1:6 scale counterparts. His fashions can be seen on Flickr, Facebook, and Instagram on dolls and women all over the world. Realli’s vision for fashions and fabric have made him a stand apart and stand out with bold color choices and fabrics that give lift and light to those that model his creations. Here is a short Q&A with the designer who enjoys the simple things like lunch prepared by his mom every day in Brazil.

A little Questions and Answers with Antonio Realli. 

1. What inspires a certain dress? Is it a fabric or a memory or a theme?
I've watched many fashion shows in order to know what designers are creating. I create designs that reflect my personality. I look for inspiration everywhere to come up with and create a new dress that is dynamic, original and beautiful.

2. Can you describe the process for your designs from pattern to sewing? What is the typical method to your madness (as it is)? As a designer, not just for dolls, I often times have fabric left over. I want to create a dress because of a certain material. I sketch ideas and designs constantly and select those that best fit the doll and image of what I’m feeling at that moment.

3. What is your earliest memories of Barbie? 1988 “Estrela,” a licensed manufacture of Barbie in Brazil launched a doll collection which were extremely detailed and had a variety of dolls. I fell totally in love with them.

 4. Did you play with Barbie as a child or other dolls? No. I viewed dolls as a work of art. I displayed mine in cabinets and enjoyed admiring them as displayed, but not as toys.

5. Do you yourself collect Barbie’s or other dolls? If so who and why. I collect model Barbies (Muse and Silk-stone) however, I have dedicated more of my designs and collection now towards Fashion Royalty. The FR line better represents me and my designs. I think, though, that the newer generation of Barbies will eventually lead me back to them

6. Who inspires you as a designer today? Working in fashion I have a wide appreciation for multiple designers and fashions. I developed my own style and, for me, the designs reflect and have more to do with my personality and the way I’d like to dress women in general.

7. Do you follow fashion? If so who inspires you and why I do view fashion shows but I’m not following any trends, they do not influence my designs. Fads come and go and I want my dresses to reflect what I envision as beautiful and timeless. I do think the work of Ralph and Russian is fantastic!

8. What design are you each most proud of and why? I’m proud of all my designs. It’s impossible to pick one over the other as each is a favorite in its own moment.

2016 fashions worn by Cher, Jennifer Lopez, Farrah Fawcett and Whitney Houston
9. What is your favorite color palette to work with? I used to work with a very minimal color palette, neutrals. It wasn’t until a friend on Flickr said I should expand my color base to include all hues that I started developing designs in every color under the sun!

10. What do you both do outside of sewing dresses? Designing is my life. At some point I want to retire and live on or very near the beach but it will be a while before that happens.

11. What has been the most challenging in being your own salesperson? As a collector and a salesman I try to meet the demands and expectations of buyers as I can relate being a collector myself. I know the importance of meeting those expectations and I challenge myself to deliver items the way I’d want to receive them.

12. What is the most satisfying compliment you’ve received? I’ve received several compliments and for me, all publicly posted or stated compliments are great and equal! I’m always extremely flattered and thrilled with the kudos I’ve received.

13. Are you constantly shopping for new fabrics and ideas or do you have visions of what you want to do next? I’m always searching for new fabrics, ideas and things that inspire me to create. Sometimes collectors will tell me about a dress they like and I will research that gown or dress and make an item that is in my own style but influenced by something recommended

A Black Label Jennifer Lopez as repainted and restyled
by artist Noel Cruz in a gown by Realli.
14. What line of doll was your favorite or is your favorite now? Currently it is Fashion Royalty but I started with the Barbie Model Muse many years ago. That line still holds a special place in my heart.

15. What would you like to see in a line of Barbie or other collectible that isn’t available but you think would be amazing? I’d like to see less animated and child like expressions as well as better articulation for dolls in general. I suspect the articulation is occurring.

16. You seem very aware of the seasons and holidays when you design and post new dresses. How far out in advance do you plan or is this truly a labor of love? I don’t follow seasons I just design dresses I want to create for a certain collection.

17. Favorite time of day and why? Lunch time is my favorite time and I love to eat! Every day I eat at my Mom’s house and I wouldn’t change that for anything!

18. If you’d like to share a little history, where did you grow up and favorite memory of the Christmas Holiday or favorite holiday in general I have a memory that many collectors will relate too, my boyfriend Felipe, who is always by my side was seemingly indifferent to my hobby. At one time I was perusing eBay and made a comment that I found a beautiful doll and it would be interesting to have her but I didn’t purchase her and I actually forgot about it completely. I really thought he wasn’t even paying attention, however, a month later he gave me a gift, I opened it and it was that doll! Isn’t that a great example of someone who loves you and supports your passion? I am grateful every day that he is by my side. I don’t mention dolls I like now though as I don’t want him to keep doing that!

Antonio Realli laces up 
19. What is something other people who want to sew should focus on? First and foremost: Quality. Second: Humility. View other designers as artists and not competitors. For example, I am very passionate about the work of Cholo Ayuyao and the professionalism and creativity of Ryan Lyang (Shantommo). In general I’m a very conservative person but I’m enjoying this time in my life. Other designers will emerge and have their moments too and I celebrate artists in general.

20. Is the scale of dress more difficult than say sewing for a person? Nothing beats the scale of a person as the details to dress them can take days to develop in addition to passing the dress/gown/design to several others such as a dressmaker, seamstress, embroiderer. In short a design for a person is very labor intensive. Dolls are much simpler.

21. What are three things you want to do in 2016? Time to travel if work permits that and I want to have more time to devote to my partner, family as well as purchasing more dolls

22. Thank you so much for your time. Please add any additional thoughts you’d like to share. Thanks for this interview! One last thought: Everything in life is a phase, sometimes we feel on top of the world and then suddenly we're down, because human beings have an absurd need for new things and what is new today will be old tomorrow. So enjoy your time doing your best because even when you aren’t the most celebrate and center stage: your name will be remembered with respected for the quality of work you did present.

  You can see more of Antonio’s designs and photos on his web site at
He is also on flickr and Instagram and facebook

ICONS Whitney Houston, Farrah Fawcett, Jennifer Lopez and Cher in Antonio Realli. Farrah Fawcett as repainted, re-rooted and restyled as well as a repainted and restyled Cher, Whitney Houston and Jennifer Lopez all by artist Noel Cruz for

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Monday, March 21, 2016

40 years today

Today, March 21, 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of the TV-movie Pilot of Charlie's Angels. 

Visit for more about the Angels and Farrah!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Sculptor: The Hero of the Artist

The Sculptor: The Hero of the Artist
by Steve McKinnis

Unbeknownst to most folk, or of no thought at all is the person behind the Mattel, Hot Toy or Tonner Sculpt of a collectible doll, sometimes a specific celebrity. Many of these companies, like Franklin Mint and Disney too, don’t list, reveal or credit the sculptor of any given doll. More often than not the sculptor like many artists who work on the preliminary dolls (or prototype) have signed a contract prohibiting them from showing the work they have done or even being able to show or post what they did do to any form of media. Be it Facebook, twitter or anything else, they are prohibited from exhibiting their part in the process.

Noel Cruz has often stated and still states unequivocally, that the basis for the best possible repaint of a celebrity is the underlying sculpt. He has also painted many dolls where in that particular sculpt wasn’t ever intended to be a specific person (living or dead) and the mastery of his craft is very apparent on both formats.
A Mattel Black Label Farrah Fawcett Barbie restyled and repainted  by Cruz for eBay auction
The reality is Cruz feels that all artists involved should be able to take credit for their work. Cruz himself has often wanted to commission a sculptor but has no idea who it was that sculpted a great sculpt, take the Farrah Fawcett sculpt done for Mattel. Cruz would love to have a non-smiling version. Who do you contract? Where do you start? Mattel won’t release or share the name of the original sculptor. That’s their right. They paid for the work and the artist/sculptor who did it agreed to their terms.

Cruz often gives credit where a doll company and production company would not: to the nameless sculptor who continues to do amazing and detailed work but without any namesake recognition. So credit must end up going to the doll company that produced the said doll that ended up being stripped of its factory paint, then restyled, sometimes re-rooted, then repainted.

A generic sculpt Barbie Becomes
Oscar Winner Angelina Jolie-Pitt
The ultimate ability to breathe life into these three dimensional canvases, especially one that was never molded or intended to be a specific person goes to the artist. It takes a lot of skill and mastery to give the correct depth, via shading and light to create the nuances of a smile, a smirk or a glint in the eye of that collectible and Noel Cruz has become a name recognized for that ability. A humble and quiet man in Anaheim who makes his living auctioning and being commissioned to repaint and restyle a doll in the likeness of someone’s favorite celebrity.

Some generic Barbies or other dolls that become someone other than the original intention of the doll company follow (as well as directly above with Angelina Jolie-Pitt from a Basic Barbie Sculpt) below is a Mattel Ghost Barbie as Farrah Fawcett (a non-smiling version) and a Fashion Royalty repainted and styled to become Bo Derek.

For more of Noel’s work visit