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Further Not-Quite-So-Mainstream Pastoralism And 1970s British Science Fiction Costume And Effects Prototyping: Wanderings #18/52a

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And while we’re talking about worrisome fantastical creatures from back when and not-quite-so-mainstream pastoralism…

The abominable snowman-doctor who-A Year In The Country-1

I find the the yetis/abominable snowmen from vintage Doctor Who rather reiminiscent of the folk costumes from over the seas in Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann book.

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In fact, many of the costumes in Wilder Mann could well be escapees (prototypes?) for the 1970s British BBC costume and creature effect department.

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Some of my favourite photographs of the yetis are the behind the scenes ones.

They’re curiously disarming, especially considering how they once had a nation wanting to hide behind the sofa…

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…particularly this image with the yeti being groomed while “going over lines” with that gent from Gallifrey…


(File under: Trails and Influences / Year 3 Wanderings)

Intertwined wanderings around these parts:
Day #69/365: Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann and rituals away from the shores of albion

Other behind-the-scenes views of fantastical fictions from back when:
Day #202/365: Filming The Owl Service; Tomato Soap and Lonely Stones

Wanderings #17/52a: Not So Abounding Faceless Automatons And Not-Quite-So-Mainstream Crafting

Elsewhere in the ether:
Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann in it’s natural habitat and at Dewi Lewis Publishing (often worth a look-see at what they’re sending out into the world I find).


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