Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tamara Dobson Is Cleopatra Jones

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Tamara Dobson was a model and actress. She is best known for her role in the blaxploitation films Cleopatra Jones (1973) and Cleopatra Jones & the Casino of Gold (1975). She passed away in 2006 of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis.


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I'm posting the movie trailer for Cleopatra Jones as well as a tribute video in honor of Tamara Dobson.




37 comments:

Scott (gotankgo) said...

She looks awesome in that top photo and all that hair! Dig it, great post.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

This is my first time to hear about her...her characters in the movies sure could kick some fierce action!

Gabbi said...

Another gorgeous girl and her films looks like such fun to watch! On a separate subject... have you seen the trailer to the film Black Dynamite? It looks like great fun too... :)

NAUGHTY WEB said...

I love the Afro!

sexylegsandbody said...

Wow, no one can accuse her of going bald...

Thanks Keith for commenting on my last post, I am glad you like Charlize, she is for obvious reasons one of my all time favorites.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Colin.

Little Rus said...

That first photo of her is stunning!!!
x

Keith said...

Hey Scott. Thanks. I really dig this photo myself. I love her hair.

Hey Lenore. Thanks for commenting. Glad I could be the one to introduce you to her.

Mondo said...

With Shelley Winters too! Crazy. Would love to hear the soundtrack.

Black Belt Jones is worth a peep too.

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. Thanks. She's awesome. I've seen the trailer for Black Dynamite. It looks so cool. I really wanna see it.

Thanks Naughty. Me too!

Keith said...

Hey Colin. Thanks. Yeah, she definitely had some hair. You are very welcome. I don't blame you for thinking Charlize is special.

Hey Little Rus. Thanks. Glad you liked it.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks. Yeah, Shelley is something else in this one. Oh yeah. Cool tunes. I love Black Belt Jones. I plan to cover some blaxploitation movies at my other blog too.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love that photo, posters & videos. This was such a cool post. I love this movie.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks so much. I had been wanting to post about her for awhile now.

Wolf Boy said...

She is one badass. I totally dig this movie.

Keith said...

Thanks Wolf. I definitely agree with you on that.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

She's so bad-ass, especially that hair! Lol. ;)

Keith said...

Thanks Jennifer. Yeah, gotta dig that hair.

michelle_ said...

she's awesome !

Keith said...

Thanks Michelle. Cheers!

Mirko di Wallenberg said...

Hi Keith, I LOVE Tamara Dobson as "Cleopatra Jones". When I was a little boy I stayed one weekend with my grandparents. During the commercials they showed the trailer for the first film. Whaw, my imagination went into overdrive! I was to young to see the movie in the theater but my mind made a complete movie from the trailer untill I finally years later could see the complete film. Untill this day I love the two movies. Sadly Mrs Dobson passed away and did not make any more good movies in her Cleopatra Jones movie days! Have a great weekend! Thanks for the nice words on my blog! I had a blast writing it because the pictures were really stupid! LOL

Keith said...

Hey Mirko. Thanks so much for your great comment. It was wonderful to hear from you. It was neat to hear your story about seeing this movie for the first time. I would only have been like 2 or 3 when this movie came out. I saw it years later on video for the first time. I did really like your blog post. I thought it was cool the way you based that post around them. I do that sorta thing here and at my other blog. It's fun to use pics to make up some sort of story.

Nigel M said...

I love Cleopatra Jones, she kicks ass! Great post keith :)

Keith said...

Thanks Nigel. I appreciate it. Cool to see you're a fan. Cheers!

Pop Champagne said...

omg I wanted a fro like that for halloween! That was exactly what I was looking for! haha

AutumnJones said...

Damn, Keith you have all kinds of blogs.. lol< talented. I love that picture.

lorenabr said...

She looks amazing, love the afro

Pop Champagne said...

oh ya and to your comment it's soo true. in every action movie it somehow involves a stripper... and she always holds some vital information about whoever is committing the crime!

Keith said...

Hey Pop. Thanks for commenting. She did have quite the fro. I love it. Very ultra hip.

Hey Autumn. Thanks. I'm glad you like this blog too. I have fun doing both of my blogs.

Keith said...

Hey Lore. Thanks. She does have a cool fro.

Hey Pop. Yeah, my bro and I would always love it when the hero of the movie was heading into the strip club. We know we were going to see some t&a. lol

Mrs. M. said...

oh my gosh lovelovelove this post! Tamara is the absolute coolest. She always kicked ass while looking so stylish.

Shell said...

I love Tamara Dobson, she is one of my favorite.

Daniela said...

Tamara Dobson was just so cool, fierce, beautiful.. Love her so much!
Finally someone posts about her and the Cleopatra Jones movies she made iconic!

Stephanie said...

Oh, Cleopatra I have not seen these yet, but have heard about it alot from you, brother. :) So, I will have to netflix it sometimes.

Keith said...

Hey Mrs. M. Thanks. Glad to see you're a fan. So true. She was beautiful, tough & stylish.

Hey Shell. Thanks for commenting. She was so awesome. I love Cleopatra Jones.

Keith said...

Hey Daniela. Thanks. Glad you're a fan of hers too. I had been wanting to post on her for some time now. I think in the past I did post a poster for Cleopatra Jones, but that was it.

Hey Steph. Thanks. There are several blaxploitation movies that I definitely want you to see. This is one of them. Also I want you to see Foxy Brown.

K and S said...

I have to confess, I don't know much Blaxploitation. I intend to change that and learn about the "darker side" of exploitation. Cleopatra Jones looks like a good place to start!

Keith said...

Hey K&S. That's awesome. I hope you get a chance to see some blaxploitation movies. If you ever want any recommendations, let me know. Thanks for commenting. This is a good one to start with.