07 August 2006

lots of pep in those peplums

Garbo is staring off the envelope that just arrivd from Culver City where she made most of her movies. my friend Billy lives there now & in the envelope was an article from the LA Times abt a new exhibition "Beefcake Babylon."



if you've been reading this for a while you know of my fondness for Richard Harrison. I'm not sure if he's representd in the show but of course Steve Reeves is. he's by far the king of the sword & sandal genre.

7 comments:

rob2 said...

I've always loved Steeve Reeves and Richard Harrison. I was even mesmerized by Harrison's MacArthur Park" with its silly "cake out in the rain." Never did get to Harry Potter to see him as Dumbledore. -- "Beefcake Babylon" reminded me of another favorite, "Beach Blanket Babylon," which I saw in SF about 12 years ago. What a hoot.

AlexG said...

whoops... Richard Harrison is an American actor who startd as a physique model. he later moved to Italy (was Gore Vidal's neighbor)& made gladiator movies.

you have him mixd up with the late Richard Harris who was British & only coincidentlaly appeard in "Gladiator."

BTW in correspondence with the director of Drkrm Gallery I've learnd that there are several photos of Harrison in the exhibition.

rob2 said...

LOL! Can't believe I did that. I have an excuse: I had back surgery last week and am convalescing. May we blame the generic Vicodin?

AlexG said...

sorry to hear abt the surgery Rob. hope you're coming along well. maybe you need to see a bunch of sword & sandal movies....

Charles said...

I first read that as "sword and scandal," which I like better.

Mmm. Scandal.

allandodd said...

Richard Harrison is indeed represented in Beefcake Babylon. There are semi-nude physique photos from his early years as well as him a Hercules.

AlexG said...

Allan --

wd love to see the show but alas....