Good-bye Dollies

Good-bye Dollies

: BestWeekEver reports that Dolly Parton is going to get rid of her breast implants. I never heard her actually admit she had them. Yes, I know, it was obvious. But it was a “secret” not unlike Liberace’s for years.

: Rex Hammock says tah-tah to the tah-tahs with a musical tribute.

: Let me add that when I was a columnist in San Francisco, I met Dolly a few times covering concerts. And I new a guy at the old UPI who went to high school with her. The honest-to-goodness truth is that she is that nice. She really is.

  • http://RuthCalvo Ruth

    sorry i’ve been offline.
    yes the lead horses wear big purple plumes (don’t know english for this) but the big brass band doesn’t charge a centavo. and there’s not a chicken alive in Louisana

  • dh

    are you saying homosexuality is a choice based on vanity?

  • http://nj.com/weblogs/jersey Shabe

    Liberace had breast implants?

  • dh

    jeff, you’re proving tina’s case by such an analogy.

  • Michael

    Trivia: “Dolly,” the cloned sheep, was named in honor of Dolly Parton, because it was cloned from a mammary cell.

  • Michael

    From one of her fansites:
    “In 2002, she admitted for the first time during interviews in Europe that she has, in fact, had implants. In one interview in the Irish Independent, she said she had gotten breast enhancements at a cost of about $3,000 (which would date them to around the mid-to-late-1980s). Then in the London Mirror, she explained that she decided to get implants after her dramatic weight loss around 1986. As any woman who has lost a great deal of weight knows, usually the first area to decrease in size is the chest. She said she got implants for the first time then because she had surgery to remove excess tissue left behind after the weight loss, and that made her breasts much smaller than they had been in the past when she was heavier.”

  • Mike NYC

    Yeah, she’s admitted it before.

  • MWB

    Of course Dolly is nice, she’s from Tennessee, just like my wife.

  • Mumblix Grumph

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

  • http://jimtreacher.com Jim Treacher

    Next you’ll tell me that isn’t her real hair.

  • paul a’barge

    “knew a guy”, not “new a guy”.

  • jon n.

    remind me why we’re supposed to care about this?

  • http://www.elflife.com/ carsonfire

    I seem to remember rumors at the time. She had been sort of big overall early in her career, but then lost weight in the late 70s/early 80s… but she was magically more busty than ever! Having that voluptuous figure had already become part of her “act”, so most people didn’t begrudge her of the surgical help, I don’t think.
    It is kind of interesting to note the change in attitudes over time. While most people didn’t care if Dolly was “real” or not, people now sneer at Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears, and even John Kerry (well, he’s got that orange paint all over him, today).
    I don’t think this indicates a greater sophistication so much as a more dismally sour shift towards hating, instead of tolerating, what fellow man does, every step of the way, from smoking cigarettes to eating the wrong foods to worshipping at the foot of the wrong politics.