Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Strike a pose ...

Watching the 2006 CASINO ROYALE again recently, I was struck by the striking looking woman seen briefly at the card table during that exciting sequence where Daniel Craig's James Bond and Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) go head to head .... on checking the credits I was surprised to see she was Verushka, 
the German '60s super-model best known for her scenes with David Hemmings in Antonioni's seminal BLOW-UP - first where he photographs her at his studio, and later at that stoned party where she is in Paris! 
Verushka Von Lehndorff, like Donyale Luna and Nico, was one of those '60s faces and was featured in all the magazines, and occasional bit parts in movies. I remember some stunning photographs she did in Africa. She is still striking now at 75 ...  

Also present in CASINO ROYALE from BLOW-UP is Tsai Chin, who played Thomas's receptionist, as Madame Wu, also at that casino table. 

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