I am on holiday at the moment for a few weeks on the island of Tenerife, Spain! So I finally found the time to fulfill a long standing wish in creating a hard copy personal photobook for myself with the most stunning pictures of Marisa Mell taken by Italian star photographer Angelo Frontoni over the three decades that Marisa Mell was a world movie star! I had more than 650 pictures to make a selection from! Whawza! The pictures are so beautiful, most of them are in B/W and have such a strong visual image! The beauty of Marisa Mell and the professional qualities of photographer Angelo Frontoni are a match made in heaven! So it was really hard work in making a first selection down to 220 pictures that were qualified to make it into the book! But even that amount of pictures were to many to put in the book so at the moment I am down sizing them to around a 100 pictures! And what is the best? Most of them have never been seen before since more than 40 years! The cover of the book is already done and I love it! Plain and simple! Now I need to find a system to select and order the pictures in the book! So it will take a while to finish the project but in the end it will make together with the André Schneider Marisa Mell book "Die Feuerblume" a smashing companion for it in my book case! I'll keep you all posted!
During the production of "Objectif 500 millions" in France Marisa Mell had some sparetime that she loved to use to go horseriding! There are not many photos of Marisa Mell on a horse most of them are from the movie "Der Letzte Ritt nach Santa Cruz" so I am glad that this picture has surfaced in recent days. Here is a previous entry about Marisa Mell and her horseriding skills: Equus
As many loyal followers of this blog know I am always on the lookout for new information on the life and work of my favorite actress Marisa Mell. Finding new material is not always easy and is often the work of a detective but once in a while you struck gold like some entries in the past on this blog have proven! So you can imagine my surprise last week when a reader of the blog in the States send me this newspaper clip per mail from the Charles M. Schultz world famous cult cartoon "Peanuts". Sadly a lot of information is unknown to the informant and myself. What is certain at the moment is that the cartoon is from the end of the 60's around the time when Marisa Mell was in the USA trying to build up a musical career with her play "Mata Hari", first in Washington D.C. and then hopefully later on Broadway, NYC. As you can read in several entries on this blog, and of course in depth, in the André Schneider book Marisa Mell-"Die Feuerblume", Marisa Mell had an extensive promotional tour and publicity campaign to make her name and face a household one. She appeared in magazines like Vogue and McCall! So one way or the other the producers of the musicial "Mata Hari" had access to the agent of Charles M. Schultz making a commercial deal to mention her name in the cartoon. Hopefully in the near future new information will pop up about this incredible discovery! I'll keep you posted and for the moment enjoy those two rascals: Charlie Brown and his nemeses the one and only Lucy Van Pelt!