Friday, 24 April 2015

I couldn't act, but I could swing through trees.

I spent a lot of my childhood in fantasy jungle and circus scenarios. In my fantasy jungle I did quite a lot of tree swinging. I had leopards as pets. It was never too hot, and there were no terrifying insects. 

Charming poster. 
I caught the 1950 gem 'Mark of the Gorilla'  which stars Johnny Weissmuller as Jungle Jim the other day, it took me right back to my girlhood dreams. "Zoologists come here from all over the world to study the animals" says Jim. I am not surprised. Lions, tigers, panthers, snakes, crocodiles, apes and eagles rarely gather together like this.

There's 'gorillas', talking parrots, and a 'European princess' character with an exotic accent and a nice line in hooped earrings. 

'Those gorilla costumes are so elegant but they put me in this gypsy top thing.'

So what were they wearing in the jungle in 1950? Beautiful gypsy tops, full skirts with wide waistbands and pockets, stylish hair-dos and of course high heels, no wonder Johnny can't take his eyes off her. 

Have a happy weekend.


 Sunday by the fire material.

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen Mark of the Gorilla, it sounds hilarious! Lovely clothes though. xxx