Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chicks with hammers

To kick off my new blog, here's a picture of the lovely Glynis Johns, about to put a hammer through the skull of Terry-Thomas in that fine English film Vault of Horror (1973).
I re-encountered this picture, which comes trailing so many memories of hours of primary school playground time spent staring at the book Horror Films by Alan Frank, when researching a magazine article on Glynis recently.
It reminded me of one of my favourite artistic subjects: women who have hurt their thumbs with a hammer trying to put up a picture.
Here are three great examples. The first two are professional injured thumb models. The third is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The latter picture is one of a series in which Buffy re-enacts various of the calamities that are the average female's daily lot.
Here she points out the dangers of playing tennis in high heels:

Lastly for now, here's a picture of Norman Wisdom spooning ice cream out of a woman's top.