Saturday, August 04, 2018

LIDS #11


Chic Silber said...

"Camelia" had an unspoken (& unsung)

role in the failed Broadway musical

"Nefertiti" as depicted in the framed

window card on the wall behind her

(No shoveling required)

Chic Silber said...

Her long lashed eyelids

can blink independantly

& she does a rotational

chewing motion operated

by hand from behind her

Just a big puppet

Chic Silber said...

She was considered for another

big failure Broadway musical

"Oh Brother" but she declined

She's happier just staying home

Roger Smith said...

DOCTOR DOLITTLE fans, of whom there were few at the box office, may remember the Pushmi-Pullyu, the two headed llama the good Doctor presented to Blossom, the circus owner. Richard Attenborough played Blossom and for this big attraction sang a feature song, "I've Never Seen Anything Like It". We shot the circus sequences at Disney's Golden Oaks Movie Ranch, out in Placerita Canyon, in October of '66, and it was still miserably hot. I used to watch the two actresses stand in the studio llama's bottom half, facing in opposite directions, as the two wardrobe ladies quickly lowered the heads over each girl. Inside were strings with rings on the ends, which when pulled allowed the girls to activate twitching noses, wriggling ears, and batting eyelashes. The wardrobe ladies hurriedly groomed the edges of the head pieces into the lower coat for a uniform lay of hair. The shots with the Pushmi-Pullyu were quickly achieved, as the girls inside were easily overcome by the confined heat. Like many who contribute importantly to a film, these two actresses got not a word of screen credit, and I sadly regret that I, too, have lost their names.