Sunday, March 31, 2013
Monday, December 24, 2012
A Happy Christmas (or whatever your equivalent may be) to all our readers. We really appreciate those who come by and, especially, those who take the time to comment.
Our Christmas cavegirl is Edina Ronay from Hammer Film's Prehistoric Women (1967). More on this in the New Year.
Saturday, December 08, 2012
We are conscious that we haven't posted anything for some time although are working on a couple of posts which should be ready by Christmas. In the meantime we came across another Playboy cartoon cavegirl. This time from March 1978. No fur bikini on this one though...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Having just watched Raquel Welch enlivening the rather good western Bandolero (1968) this week we thought that it made for as good as an excuse as any to post this behind the scenes shot of her from One Million Years BC (1966).
Left to right we have: Yvonne Horner (Ullah), director Don Chaffey and Raquel looking nicely grubby. We'll see Yvonne Horner again as she also appeared in Slave Girls/Prehistoric Women (1967).
Friday, July 13, 2012
The poster for One Million Years BC, with its iconic shot of Raquel Welch, is so well known that it is interesting to look at this pre-production example from before the time when Welch was on board.
Painted by the British doyenne of the film poster, Tom Chantrell (1916-2001), it has already made the image of the girl more dominant than the prehistoric creatures. Chantrell produced the final posters for the film as well and pretty much the only thing he kept was the title writing and the circling pterodactyls.
Chantrell, who left Manchester Art College at the age of fifteen to join a local advertising agency, worked at Allardyce Palmer from the forties until the eighties, turning out some 7000 designs in total. He did a lot of work for Hammer and averaged three posters a week. Most of his posters, like the One Million Years BC one, were produced before the film had been made and were designed to help attract finance. He produced many striking posters but his most famous poster is probably this one for a well known seventies science fiction film.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Well, technically she is not a cavegirl at all but she is in a leopard skin, she is outside and she doesn't have any modern adornments in the way of bracelets or necklaces.
In fact she is a Bacchante, drawn by English artist George Owen Wynne Apperley (1884-1960) in 1942.
Apperley was born in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight, but moved to Spain to live in 1916 where he became one of the country's most celebrated artists, although he is virtually unknown in the country of his birth. He had to leave his home in Granada because of the Spanish Civil War and moved to Tangier where he lived and painted until his death in 1960.