Joan Collins sizzles across the centuries!

In lieu of actually learning about physics to create a time machine, I have found alternate methods to transport me at least in spirit to other ages. One of my favorite modes of transport is the vintage movie poster.

If the movie were made now, she would have a sword bigger than his.

If the movie were made now, she would hold a sword too, and bigger than his.

Although the reviews were negative, I thought Richard Egan was quite good in this film. I don’t have to tell you which part he played.

If they made the movie now, she would be holding a sword bigger than his.

It's alarming that they gave him such a tiny dagger here. Subtext alert?

Still, it could be debated whether posters like this transport me back to fifth century B.C. or 1959, when the film came out. But in the final analysis, does it really matter?

The point is to take a vacation from 2009, and meet busty girls in skimpy costumes.

Or, out of them. But paintings are better for that, as this nineteenth century depiction of Esther demonstrates.

The Toilette of Esther, by Theodore Chasseriau, 1841

The Toilette of Esther, by Theodore Chasseriau, 1841

Don’t you think it’s crafty how the artist included the toes, for all the foot fetishists out there?

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  1. Herr Traveler,

    Is it possible that you have a poster for “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” somewhere in your extensive vaults and archives? Not only is Ms. Collins particularly luscious in this film (her first, I believe), but the story takes place in a time period when feminine garments were particularly fetching and fantasy-inducing.

    And by all means, do peruse some of Chasseriau’s other works. The man was a genius at portraying feminine pulchritude. I’m sure his lovingly detailed study of Esther’s toothsome toesies was no accident!

    Count von Pauli

  2. Yes, Count, The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and its visual appeal re Collins and corsetry is indeed a subject for future consideration when I visit the early twentieth century!


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