Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha - Bruce Lee had all the moves!

Check out the rare footage of Bruce Lee dancing the cha cha at this blog:


I knew Bruce was the cha cha champion of Hong Kong in 1958 but I'd not seen all these pics and the video before. Roast Pork Sliced from a Rusty Cleaver blog has some nice early photos of Bruce and some stills from the 2010 film Bruce Lee, My Brother. The still pictured here is from that film.

Another Bruce Lee biopic is in the pipeline: Birth of the Dragon. Find out more here .

On a side note earlier this year I visited the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A museum and saw Uma Thurman's yellow and black jumpsuit from Kill Bill on display. There was no reference to the fact that this was a homage to Bruce Lee's costume, disgraceful! Apart from that gripe the exhibition was wonderful btw.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Tale of Two Connies

Here are my first two attempts at watercolour paintings inspired by my 7" record covers. First Up Connie Chan from The Magic Cat soundtrack record.

Connie no. 2 now, Ms Francis, from a French MGM 7" of Lipstick On Your Collar

Ming Wong

Whilst browsing online for images from the Douglas Sirk movie Imitation of Life I happened across the work of Singaporean artist Ming Wong.
Ming's art is influenced by cinema and he plays with notions of ethnicity, gender and identity. His cinematic work is a little reminiscent of Isaac Julien.

See his In the Mood for Love project here: www.mingwong.org/index.php?/project/in-love-for-the-mood/