I just recently acquired these photographs of Klaus and thought I should post them until I can finally upload some new reviews I’m working on. I was so pleased to find them; especially the tinted ones which look very attractive.
I haven’t actually seen Sons of Satan but really want to now as it looks good from the 8 stills I got in the lobby set I bought. The surprise was Rita Hayworth. I was convinced she was not in any of the photographs and was even laughing about “the older lady” in the photograph who is facing away from the camera, whilst her knees are front on; that, I discovered, was Rita Hayworth… Never realised she had such bad knees. Check them out for yourself.
I love the fact that Klaus is tucking into some cake in this picture – it reminds me of the sandwich eating scene in Creature – and the fact that the other guy has a slice of cake in the palm of his hand whilst smoking a cigarette. Classy service Klaus gets from his mum – yes, Rita Hayworth was playing his mum apparently!
Not sure what Klaus is up to here but it’s clearly no good!
Aside from Sons of Satan I found some material for a film I have seen: Our Man in Marrakesh.
This is a review of Our Man in Marrakesh taken from the June 1966 edition of ABC Film Review. Klaus does not get a mention in the review, although there is a rather lovely photograph of him with his hands in his pockets (as ever), loitering in the background whilst Margaret Lee and Herbert Lom have a chat. Luckily I managed to find a lobby card set for this film too, also tinted, so here is the same photograph larger and in colour:
Klaus doesn’t even get a mention on the lobby cards, which is a bit of a shocker, but these are clearly UK or US issues and Klaus probably had a lower profile over here during that period.
I’ll review Our Man in Marrakesh shortly but in the meantime, here is the final photograph of Klaus from the lobby set:
Looking very handsome…
Finally, I got some stills from Android. All of this in one day – a good day for a Klaus collector:
At least I think it’s Android, as I recall Klaus trying to touch up the lady and getting caught out and that’s what he seems to be doing in these shots…I really enjoyed Android so I’ll get on to reviewing that too – soon.
What’s my excuse for not being around to finish off any of my Klaus reviews? Well, I have been busy making a special “limited edition of one” Klaus Kinski model for my boyfriend. It became quite a complicated project. I modelled it out of air-dry clay, painted it with acrylic paint and then decided I wanted dolls’ hair for it so I ordered some on the internet and had a nightmare glueing it on (NB dolls’ hair is meant to be inserted into the tiny holes on dolls’ heads, not to be attached to clay models…).
That sorted, I decided to get a recordable microchip and record some Klausisms on it – which is when it became the Klaus Kinski Evil Face, as it shouts and curses quite a lot. Surprise, surprise, eh?
Then I got an installation box for it and came up with the idea of making it into a faux product – the Evil Face – available only from Pisspoor Gallery (I was going for the Presspop Gallery look but I’m incapable, hence…).
Pity the picture is not too good – I really liked my work on the Evil Face logo, shamelessly stolen from the Evil Face DVD cover!
So, what (or who) is the target market for the Evil Face?
It’s all in the packaging: Ever feel like you need telling off? Ever need putting in your place? Then you need the KLAUS KINSKI EVIL FACE! Ready-programmed with a variety of reprimands for all occasions, the KLAUS KINSKI EVIL FACE will give you the talking to that YOU need!
But what does Klaus have to say for himself?
Select from the following rebukes:
- You can lick my ass!
- I’m going to smack you in the face – you can count on it!
- I am not your superstar!
- Shut the fuck up so you can hear what I’m going to say now!
- You stupid pig!
- You won’t tell me whether I can scream or not!
Yes, that’s the KLAUS KINSKI EVIL FACE which has been keeping me busy and away from my reviews. But now it’s taken pride of place on my boyfriend’s shelves and is there for those times he needs a good talking to. I’d better get on with some reviews soon though, otherwise I fear my creation may turn on me and start screaming at me instead!