Friday, January 22, 2016
Video Beaverhausen:Cobra Woman with the Divine Maria Montez
Maria Montez is reported to have said, "Sometimes I look in the mirror and think I am the most beautiful woman I have ever seen!"
This Dominican's beauty and ego took her far in Hollywood's exotic South Seas mini-epics.
Cobra Woman is, in my opinion, one of the all-time great camp classics. I love it when Montez declares, "I am the rrrrrightful rrrrrrruler of dees island paradise!" or "Geef me da cobra jewells!"
Montez's Cobra Dance is a must see! What a klutzy dance it is as she hilariously strikes a pose, vogues and points out peasant women to be sacrificed to the volcano. Ah, yes, the volcano figures largely into the climax.
Jon Hall and Sabu co-star. When you see Montez walking through the L.A. Botanical Gardens as part of her tropical island, you're assured this is top-notch tacky!
Sabu: So you're the boss here?
Queen: No, I'm only the queen.
Even my straight brother commented on the outrageousness of all the headpieces in this flick!
Must be seen to be believed. I first saw this on tv, then at St Marks Cinemas on the screen in the '80s. Brilliant Technicolor!