Well for once, GRTUD was correct. I was toying with my time resonator (sorry CC Joe about the posts getting all f'd up) and due to this interesting topic, I decided to go back to the 70's and did some of my own "research" on Charo. I went back to the late part of 1977 (my favorite year) when she and her very old man, Cugat were on the outs. She was vunerable and I scooped her up one night after her show at The Flamingo. There was a small crowd that night and I sent moon beams to her. We had drinks and strolled the strip until the wee hours. She was looking for someone to take her seriously and I found her guitar chops to be quite good - no kidding. She couldn't speak a lick of English though and I taught her more in a few hours than she had ever learned. That crap about Buddy Hacket is total bullshit! In the throws of love making, I also inspired the idea for an album she would put out years later, "Guitar Passion". She could play the guitar and "they're" definitely real, for sure. Probably why she attained fame, in the first place without doing Playboy or Hef, for that matter. Also she was quite a handful in the sack. I had to read books on the side just to keep up with her and I was only there a couple weeks, tops! I offered to take GRTUD with me or send him alone but NOOOO, he had to take his precious wife to the Phil & Friends show. What a wuss...although it did sound like I may have been the one to "miss out". Guess I'll have to rev up the time machine, one more time.
"All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
I shall not embarrass myself any further...
no, I ain't got no Charo CDs or anything like that.
real or fake? hmmm, good question, that requires further research. lucky I can scroll down / use the mouse with one hand. Playboy appearances, well, she was never in Penthouse, this much I KNOW. I will do some more 'ahem' research and let you know, but I do not think so. She was, however, married at age 15 to a 66 year old Spanish bandleader back in Spain, she later claimed it was only so she could get to the U.S. of A. There are disputes over her real age, adding more to the mystique and fascination of all that is 'Charo'
crazy/dumb like a fox -- perhaps, she still made money. That's show Business, with a capital 'B'.
yes, I am a pretty cynical fuck when you get in deep.
love and peace.
(in your best Peter Griffin - Family Guy voice) Schtick is what I got as youngster when I was up late enough to catch Charo on The Tonight Show. Schtick is what Donny Osmond got when he had a kissing scene with Loni Anderson (I heard something about schtick and his sister but that's gross). Schtick is Angelina Jolie in that movie...you know the one about....well, OK, it's just her but you get my point. I mean, you don't get my point but the schtick gets the point. Never mind...
The Dude Abides!
Golden Road must be fucking around with his time resonator again. Damn you, Golden Road!!! (He hasn't been "right" since the Phil show, the other night).
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I never knew she was of any real substance (Yuk, yuk - picture me tapping invisible cigar). So you actually have, in your possession, a Charo CD or album? I could go to (if one still existed) a record store and purchase a Charo music conveyance of some type? Did she ever do Playboy? Were "they" real (your opinion will be accepted)?
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posts are all out of order...
the thing I respect about Charo, she never went into that ever dreaded Hollywood category of
'forgotten but not gone'
one way or another, her schtick kept her fans paying cash to see her in Vegas or elsewhere.
she got her break in LaLa land on Laugh In, the rest is history...
basically, a woman with real musical talent who developed an on camera / on stage shctick that made her millions and millions of dollars.