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Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg: “Comic Strip”



Guardians of the Galaxy was great. But I'd pay twice as much to see a feature-length version of this.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 20, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Comics, Sex Symbols, Superheroes, 1960's, Europe

Musical Celebration of Innocent Verdict



After being deemed innocent on charges of attempted terrorism while trying to smuggle 20,000 euros out of the UK in her underwear, Nawal Msaad gave her unique public reaction to the verdict in the form of the video above.

Many more odd and fascinating details (Chanel-enhanced ankle monitor) at the link.

Morph, the UK Gumby



I never knew before about Morph, the forerunner of Wallace & Gromit. On first glance, he seems less weird and manic than either Gumby or W&G.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 07, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Stop-motion Animation, 1970's, Europe

Otto Witte, the King of Albania

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Wikipedia article here. Click text below in first article to enlarge.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Eccentrics, 1910's, Europe

The Nicotine Fairies



Unless he was smoking something else.....

The Woman With Don Martin Feet

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Original foto here.

It's number 46 in a slide show, and you'll have to click thru to reach it. But I think WUvies will enjoy the other shots of UK depravity as well.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 26, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Comics, Europe, Natural Wonders, Feet

Tightrope Wedding

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 08, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Husbands, Wives, 1950's, Europe

The Strangeloves

Here's the story of a fake band that had to become real.

Their big hit:



Curiously enough, when the Strangeloves were marketed in France, they somehow became connected to another contrivance: a new manufactured dance "craze" called "the Monkiss." I can't see that they ever recorded the song heard in the following video, which was really by Rocky Roberts and the Airdales (last video).

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 31, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Imitations, Forgeries, Rip-offs and Faux, Music, 1960's, Europe

Consul the Chimp

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A once-famous resident of the Bellevue Zoological Gardens in England, known for his pipe-smoking habit.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 26, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Smoking and Tobacco, Europe, Nineteenth Century

Ski Cycling

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 15, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, 1950's, Europe, Motorcycles
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