Thursday, January 28, 2010

Raquel as Mae



It's public knowledge that the biggest sex symbol of the 1920's (Mae West) had quite the feud with the biggest sex symbol of the 1960's (Raquel Welch) during the filming of 1970's MYRA BRECKINRIDGE. Yesterday, for the first time in four decades, I watched Ms. Welch's highly publicized TV special of that same year and was surprised to catch Raquel doing a more than passable impression of Ms. West!




That TV special--which also features Raquel and Bob Hope singing (and acting!) Paul McCartney's ROCKY RACCOON--deserves a blogpost unto itself but here's a comparison of the two Maes in 1970.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I remember watching Bob & Rachel singing Rocky Racoon. Not much else to say. I believe Bob was wearing a cowboy outfit.