Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Legless in the bar

Say to anyone: "London pubs in the 1960s" and you will conjure up an abiding image: a hot woman in a coat, dancing with a massive snake.

This is Julie Mendez, the dancer who features in the opening credits of From Russia With Love, and her snake Lulu. If you click on the image you'll be taken to the film clip on British Pathé's website, where you can view the pair of them getting down. Alas, the clip is silent but I'm guessing it's an outtake from a TV sitcom or movie, rather than documentary or news footage -- despite the rather random collection of scenes that follow this one.
If you would like to see Julie giving Lulu a bath (and why wouldn't you?) you can do that here.

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