Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Linda Blair/Christa Helm Connection



For those of you who think we already dwell too much on the charms of Ms. Blair or the murder of Ms. Helm, feel free to skip this rather trivial post. It's just that I was showing Linda's movie, HELL NIGHT to a friend and noted in the closing credits that the excellent costumes were by Christa's former friend/business partner, Lennie Barin. By the time this film was produced in 1981, Christa had been gone more than four years. Lennie had been her partner in a clothing design concern and, according to 48 HOURS MYSTERY, he was the person most likely to have hired the guy from THE SOPRANOS to have "cleaned up" Christa's apartment after her death.

Oh, and for a pre-Halloween treat, here's a little seen outtake from Linda Blair's OUI MAGAZINE sessions from that same period. Don't know if Lennie designed this outfit or not.

1 comment:

Doc Lehman said...

Dwell on Steve, dwell on! Enjoy the info (and photos)!