From the archives of the Woolly Actors’ Guild comes hitherto unseen archive footage of puppet actors auditioning for some of the most famous roles in cinema, all in aid of Comic Relief
Bet you never knew Rainbow’s Zippy was up for the lead in Scarface did you? According to the Woolly Actors’ Guild, he auditioned for the part only to have it cruelly snatched from his polyester-mix grasp in favour of Al Pacino. Just one example of the prejudice routinely faced by thespians of a cloth-covered nature.
As well as Zippy, the WAG campaign features Bagpuss’s terrifyingly authentic screen test for Jurassic Park
Zippy’s old compadre George in what we now think of as the ‘Julia Roberts role’ in Notting Hill
And, also from Rainbow, Bungle in Jaws
Monkey explains all (more here)
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The June issue of Creative Review features an interview with the editors of new book Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion in Graphic Design. Plus a profile on multi-award-winning director Johnny Kelly, a look at the latest techniques in movie marketing, the mission to cross CGI’s Uncanny Valley, a review of the Barbican’s Bauhaus show, logos by artists and much more. Plus, in Monograph this month, we look behind the scenes at the making of an amazing installation for Guinness, carved from solid wood.
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