Friday, November 19, 2010

Muffi's Orchids

I love looking at old newspaper and magazine articles about orchids and flower shows.  Isn't that how you spend your Friday night?  This 1970 photo shows Muffi Durham holding Dendrobiums from Orchids by Hausermann.  The super-awesome stage name "Muffi Durham" sent me down the Internet rabbit hole.  Muffi (Marilyn Durham-Hajebi) currently lives in California and appears to have a happy and beautiful life.

Muffi worked as an actress and singer during my favorite decade, the 1970s.  She played a dancer in a 1976 episode of Starsky and Hutch, had a part in a Fantasy Island episode, and played a working girl in a 1980 TV movie called Murder Can Hurt You.  Muffi was in the disco group Panic, best known for their song French Kiss.   Pretty cool.

And it all started with an armful of orchids.


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