April 30, 2010

Miguel Covarrubias

Miguel Covarrubias
This week i came across a book featuring paintings of Bali and it's people by the Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias (22 November 1904 — 4 February 1957).
I have not heard of this artist before. He was a prolific painter, illustrator and writer.



April 28, 2010

The Million Eyes of Sumuru

The Million Eyes of Sumuru
The Million Eyes of Sumuru is a 1967 spy film directed by Lindsay Shonteff and starring Frankie Avalon and Shirley Eaton. It was based on a series of novels by Sax Rohmer about a megalomaniac femme fatale. (wiki)

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Million_Eyes_of_Sumuru

Movie clip 1: http://www.indavideo.hu/video/The_Million_Eyes_of_Sumuru/

Movie clip 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odxgi7b88Kg

April 25, 2010

Doug Bartlett

When Australian artists Nick Morris and Dave Bowers collaborate on a canvas they work under the pseudonym "Doug Bartlett".

Art of Nick Morris (above)

Art of Dave Bowers (above)

April 22, 2010

Kathy Kirby

Kathy Kirby - Golden Girl of Pop
Popular British songstress of the 1960's.

Her website: http://www.kathykirby.co.uk/

Kathy Kirby documentary on dvd:

watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqImDr8e8eo&feature=related

April 17, 2010

The Girl Watcher's Guide

The Girl Watcher's Guide
by Don Sauers, Pictures by Nicolas Bentley. Published in 1956.

I picked this up for $1 at a book and record fair a few weeks ago.
The artist Nicolas Bentley is most famous for illustrating T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Nicolas Bentley (Wiki): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Bentley

April 16, 2010

Bettine Le Beau

Bettine Le Beau
Film and UK television actress. She had a small role in the first Bond movie Dr No. Also appeared on the Benny Hill Show in the early 1970's.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettina_Le_Beau

Interview: http://www.runstop.de/lebeau.html

April 13, 2010

Tina Ti

Tina Ti (1945-2010)

I found out about Hong Kong actress and 1960s & 1970s sex bomb Tina Ti Na via Softfilm. She sadly passed away this month from cancer. From all accounts Tina lead an extraordinarily and colourful life.

Her movies include 'A Big Mess,' 'One Day at a Time' and 'Dark Rendezvous,' She caused a sensation in Hong Kong by appearing nude in the 1972 Li Han-hsiang movie, 'The Warlord.'

News article: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hkedition/2010-04/02/content_9678087.htm

Softfilm post: http://softfilm.blogspot.com/2010/04/legendary-woman-tina-ti-1945-2010.html

April 11, 2010

Elsa Martinelli

Elsa Martinelli
Italian actress and former fashion model.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Martinelli

Gallery: http://www.fanpix.net/gallery/elsa-martinelli-pictures.htm

April 3, 2010

April 1, 2010

Dragonball ladies

Dragonball Evolution (2009)
Apparently this dire movie is going to get a sequel. If it involves these three ladies then that can't be such a bad thing.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1098327/

Emmy Rossum

Eriko Tamura

Jamie Chung