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More Body Painting

Also on the subject of body painting – I came across this still of Grace Jones from the film Vamp.  Not the best film I’ve ever seen, but the body painting is pretty impressive.  I also found a video clip of the song from the film.  Amazing stuff – I did not like the song very much at the time, but it sounds pretty good to me these days.

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I also found these clips from You Tube.  Elisabeth Taylor looks amazing in silver.  It makes the Cleopatra makeup look tame by comparison.  I have always loved the film Jason and the Argonauts, and never tire of watching it.  Needless to say the dance is one of my favourite scenes, through the giant statue that comes to life takes some beating.  Not that the film is true to the tale from Greek mythology, but I don’t imagine that Jason ending his days in misery would have appealed too much to Hollywood.  The documentary piece from the body painting featured in the book Transfigurations is a gem, even though I can’t follow what the narrator is saying too well.  It is an amazing book, and features some of Veruschka’s earlier body painting as well as that shown in this film.








PS: As a postscript here is the infamous ‘gold paint’ scene from Goldfinger.  Quite ridiculous really but one always has to suspend believe with James Bond.