January 24, 2007


I believe this clip is from Miss Welch's 1970 TV big-budget TV special which never aired. It's magnificently horrifying. I will say that her dancing's very well-rehearsed, even though she's not the greatest dancer. With that face and body, all she needed to do was lie there! She sings, too, but that's in thre next clip down on youtube. Bob Mackie did costumes for some of these numbers. There's a zodiac-inspired # which cannot be believed! Raquel is truly one of the sultriest screen goddesesses of all time. Those flared nostrils just scream "I'm a bitch in heat and I want to pick up your scent!" Since I don't have her nostrils despite the black nose-shading which I borrowed from Dionne Warwick-impersonating drags, screaming "I'm a bitch in heat, etc." on street corners has never worked that well for me. Well, homeless guys like it. And a few homeless gals, too.


Blogger Aaron said...

Now we know where Amii Stewart's costume designer got the inspiration for her "Knock On Wood" video outfit...

(There are drag queens who impersonate Dionne Warwick??)

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, this number is completely meaningless without what precedes it --

Raquel Welch is singing "California Dreaming" while walking through wintry Paris. It goes on and on, and then suddenly snaps into this INSANE dance number as shown in the YouTube clip. Then, at the end of the number, we are RETURNED to wintry Paris for a final verse of "California Dreaming."

When I show that entire clip to friends -- I own the DVD, ahem -- I make them do a hit of poppers about ten seconds before the alien dance kicks in. I have made people levitate off of my sofa through this technique.

3:39 PM  
Blogger DJ Fruit Loops said...

Wow where did you find this great clip of Candis Cayne & The Wigstock Dancers

4:56 PM  
Blogger archive said...

And where bunny got her disco ball jugs look

I do love that

That was fierce

7:04 PM  
Blogger Colormap said...

God, I love that woman. We should have put that bitch on ice so the glitter would last forever.

7:58 PM  

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