The Art of Pop #29


(Various Artists)
(Bell; 1958)

13 comments:

Vanwall said...

This is so awesomely elemental!!

Tim Lucas said...

Omigod, I think that's Yvonne Craig!

Flickhead said...

Are you sure it isn't a blow-up doll?

Tim Lucas said...

Just heard from the lady herself, and it's NOT Yvonne Craig. Ah, well... : (

swac said...

I have a sudden urge to twist the night away. And it's not even noon.

(And weirdly, I was looking at pics of Yvonne Craig right before I headed here.)

Tom Sutpen said...

Tim:

A-are you saying that (gulp) Yvonne Craig visits this . . (voice drops to a peep) this blog??

I mean, I know of one or two well-known people who (I'm told) visit here but . . . Yvonne Craig!!

I dare not disclose what the sight of her stirred in my being when I was but a lad (insert Bob Hope growl here).

Cinebeats said...

Goodness... I had no idea my post would cause such a stir. I have no idea who the model is on the cover of the record. I just loved the look of it and the colorful design so I wanted to share it with Charlie Parker readers. If you do find out who it is Tim, I'd love to know!

Flickhead said...

I still say it's a blow-up doll. I'd know that mouth anywhere.

Tim Lucas said...

I sent the pic to Yvonne for her feedback; I can't say she visits this blog, but I get the impression she doesn't visit any. That said, she seemed to be aware of this picture BEFORE I brought it to her attention. She mentioned that it might be Anne Helm, to whom she was sometimes compared, but she said those aren't Anne's legs either. I guess that leaves us all in admiration of a third Hollywood hopeful who spent her prime grinding her teeth at the mere mention of Yvonne Craig and Anne Helm!

swac said...

Also, the date for this record is right around the same time Ms. Craig first arrived in Hollywood. Just a crazy coincidence, I guess.

swac said...

BTW Tim, thanks for the generous plug on the Watchblog!

Tom Sutpen said...

Thanks seconded pour le plug!

You know, I was just thinking about this. Bell wasn't exactly a major label in '58, and I'm not sure they'd have found it in their budget to hire a model for a collection that was doubtless bound for Supermarkets and the odd Woolworth or two in the midwest. It's entirely possible the woman on the cover is someone who worked for the company in Accounts Receivable or, failing that, Reception.

swac said...

True, although this image could just have come from some stock shot catalogue. I've seen the same images get used over and over on different budget label collections (especially Christmas LPs) and who knows where else they might end up?