1, 1904 - July 25, 2002)
"You can't live life going
backwards. You must go.forward."
Entertainer, singer, songwriter,
radio & TV star, multi-instrumentalist, all-girl orchestra
leader, Ziegfeld Follies beauty, Miss St. Louis 1926, and lunar
explorer LUCIA PAMELA Angelo passed away in Los Angeles on Thursday
July 25, of cardiac arrest. She was.98.
- - In
1969, she recorded her only album, INTO OUTER SPACE WITH LUCIA
PAMELA, on the moon. You can look it up. The CD reissue was produced
by Key of Z author Irwin Chusid for Arf Arf Records in
1992. Lucia was also profiled in a chapter entitled "Interstellar
Overdrive" in Songs in the Key of Z.
- - Miss Pamela enchanted patrons at St.
Louis' Odeon Theater as "Venus in Spookyland," and
played Mother Goose at Fresno Storyland. She kept her Christmas
tree decorated and glowing all year 'round.
- - A magical matron, sui generis. Sweet,
enigmatic, an inspirational sorceress. She will be missed, always.
But her music and art survive, as does her spirit.
- - Lucia leaves 2 children, 12 grandchildren,
27 great-grandchildren, and millions of past, present and future
fans on numerous planets.
|"The last time I saw Lucia," recalled
Kirk Biglione, "she was trying to raise funds to build an
amusement park, with a ride that would actually take visitors
to another planet. Not such a strange proposition when you consider
that she's also convinced her pink Cadillac can.fly."
Because I want to."