From:                              Craig Phillips <> on behalf of Craig Phillips <>

Sent:                               Monday, October 03, 2016 4:38 PM


Subject:                          Cocktail Talk - Down the Rabbit Hole - Redux



Cocktail Talk

October 2016

Cocktail Talk

Dear Craig:   

Welcome to CN Consulting's "Cocktail Talk".


Cocktail Talk is a casual monthly newsletter intended to arm you with amusing bits and bytes of information on whats happening in the computer world. Topics sure to break the ice and capture an audience at many a social or business event.


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Not to be confused with John Updike's Rabbit series from the 1960's. "Down the Rabbit Hole - Redux" is a return to an unsolved Cocktail Talk from 2015.


In the February 2015 Cocktail Talk "Down the Rabbit Hole" we discussed how similar the internet is to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


At an Estate Sale I had found 35mm slides of a woman holding a pair of six-guns while wearing not much more than a cowboy hat and boots. 


The nudes said "Finley's Color Laboratory" with an index number on one side and "Bernard of Hollywood" on the other, and we went down the internet rabbit hole together.


We found that Billy Finley owned Finley's Color Laboratory which operated in Hollywood from 1951 to 1963 when he went bankrupt. Our four slides labeled Finley's Color Laboratory would have been developed between 1951 and 1963. He opened Finley-Holiday Films in 1965 which has been providing U.S. National Park Service videos ever since. 


Bruno Bernard operated as Bernard of Hollywood in California shooting Pin-Ups while Finley's Color Laboratory was in operation. At least from 1951 to the early 1960's when he moved back to Germany. His daughter Susan is still alive, promoting his legacy through writing books and maintaining the Bernard of Hollywood Museum. 


Neither Finley-Holiday Films or Susan Bernard chose to respond to my requests for information at that time, or since.


Cocktail Talk ended without knowing who this cowgirl was. So I'm back to tell you.


The internet grows every day. Not just adding new information but also adding historical information. A later search found an internet picture of our cowgirl, it was transposed and enlarged but a perfect match to Bernard of Hollywood's slide..


Her name was Juanita Dale Slusher born July 6, 1935, in Edna Texas. Juanita had it rough and in 1948, at 13, she ran away to Dallas reporting sexual abuse from her neighbor and babysitter. She worked in a hotel and soon became a prostitute.


Juanita was married for the first time at 14, but her husband soon went to jail and she became an exotic dancer. After work she often went to a club across the street owned by Jack Ruby who nicknamed her Candy Barr because she liked Snickers.


In 1951, at 16, Candy Barr performed in the first recognized porno film "Smart Alec" after which she developed her trademark cowgirl outfit and continued stripping


A second marriage, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and a marijuana bust didn't make life any easier before she went to women's prison for 15 years in Huntsville Texas. 


Candy Barr was released from prison in July of 1963 after testifying against her former boyfriend, mobster Mickey Cohen. She went into business with Jack Ruby who in November of 1963, murdered Lee Harvey Oswald on national television during coverage of President Kennedy's assassination. Barr, having renamed herself Juanita Dale Phillips after her second husband, whom she shot, was questioned by the FBI.


In 1976,  41 year old grandmother Candy Barr was featured in Oui Magazine. In 1982 the rights to her autobiography were purchased and in 1984 Farrah Fawcett was cast to play Candy Barr with Ryan O'Neil directing.


In 1992 she went into seclusion in Edna Texas and died in 2005 at 70 from pneumonia.





Finley's Color Laboratory, Bernard of Hollywood, Candy Barr, Jack Ruby, JFK, Farrah Fawcett, that's the rabbit hole, redux, and that's Cocktail Talk.



Thank you for reading,



Craig Phillips

CN Consulting, Inc.





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