It was 40 years ago today. A little rock n’ roll musical written by out-of-work actor, Richard O’Brien, premiered at the 63-seat theatre, The Royal Court Theatre upstairs. Young actors Tim Curry, Julie Covington, Chris Malcom, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Rayner Bourton, Nell Campbell & Paddy O’Hagan made up the original cast. 15 months later, filming began for the film version of the hit musical which would become the longest running theatrical release of all time and the greatest and most well known cult film in history.
Happy birthday, Rocky!
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Greek coin, c 500-480 BC with octopus
Anatomical illustrations from Cours Complet D’Anatomie, 1773, by A.E. Gautier d’Agoty (1741-1780). (New York Public Library)
Mardi Gras Indian honoring the Buffalo SoldierThese suits take a year to make and are all sewn by hand.