Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs

It stars Larry Semon.

Non-Rocky Horror Pix of Peter Hinwood!!

Peter Hinwood played the title character in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (i.e., Rocky Horror, Dr. Frank-n-Furter's glistening Aryan creation) and then was never heard from again apart from a nanosecond in Derek Jarman's Sebastien and some rumblings in the interior decorating world where he apparently made refuge. But his miniscule filmography before RHPS remained just as godforsaken...until the interwebs...

Here are some shots of Hinwood from a film he appeared (or, more precisely, posed) in five years before RHPS called The Devil's Widow (aka The Ballad of Tam-Lin - Fairport Convention fans take note!) directed by Roddy McDowall (!) in 1970. I've only scanned the film for moments of Peter so I couldn't say whether it's worth your time. But with Ava Gardner at the helm, it has the feel of exploitation fare such as The Big Cube and my beloved Angel, Angel, Down We Go in which classical Hollywood actresses "of a certain age" try to retain their glamour in rather ghoulish projects. As far as I recall, Hinwood has maybe one or two lines if even that, befitting for such a beauty. Look.