2,000 POSTS DONE!, so I am posting less frequently, but will still be adding news, comments and photos.. As archived, its a ramble through my movie watching, music and old magazine store and discussing People We Like [Loren, Monroe, Vitti, Romy Schneider, Lee Remick, Kay Kendall, Anouk & Dirk Bogarde, Delon, Belmondo, Jean Sorel, Belinda Lee; + Antonioni, Hitchcock, Wilder, Minnelli, Cukor, Joni Mitchell, David Hockney etc]. As Pauline Kael wrote: "Art, Trash and the Movies"!
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,
Verushka in CASINO ROYALE
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.