Sunday, 15 July 2012

Musidora as Irma Vep

Mike Chislett, whose stories have been appearing in ST since its distinctly wobbly inception, is a huge fan of early silent movies. One of his all-time favourite actresses is Musidora, who appeared in the film serial Les Vampires playing the sexy super-villainess Irma Vep (geddit?). I had no idea who Musidora was, and had forgotten how far those early, largely uncensored, film makers were able to go. Anyway, the above clip shows the first appearance of Irma, complete with bat wings.

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