Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Puppet of Dorian Gray

Puppet Cliff Richard
I was reminded of this by Jo Walton’s marvellous Oscar! post, and in particular her inspired casting of Cliff Richard as "Dorian Grey".

Several years ago we worked out just why Cliff Richard, the “Peter Pan of Pop”, doesn’t age.  Made back in 1966, the film Thunderbirds are Go included a sequence with Cliff Richard and the Shadows, played, of course, by puppets.

To the right we see what the Thunderbirds puppet of Cliff Richard looked like in 1966.

Today, stored in Cliff Richard’s attic, that puppet is now terribly wizened and aged.

Or maybe not.

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