Browsing Ebay, I stumbled across a contact sheet of photos of an unknown woman in a black rubber suit. Upon closer inspection it became clear that this was the Austrian actress Maria Perschy. In the classic film “Man’s Favorite Sport” (1964) Maria Perschy stars together with Paula Prentis and Rock Hudson. The film finds the two ladies snorkelling together in the tightest of rubber suits!
Watching this pair of beautiful women awkwardly exit the lake in their flippers and swim caps. They stand and talk together, with rubber clad bodies still dripping wet, masks and snorkels perched on their rubber capped heads. A short sequence maybe, but one that has left an impression on me that survives until today.
Making it onto my list of top films, “Man’s Favorite Sport” still wields a considerable influence upon my creative output!
Over the coming months I’ll be posting all of the pictures on my blog. Don’t forget to come back often to see more of Maria posing in her lovely rubber suit!
Man’s Favorite Sport Synopsis – Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He’s written books on the subject and is loved by his customers in the sporting goods department at Abercrombie and Fitch, where he works. There’s only one problem however: he’s never been fishing in his life. When the store owner enters him in a fishing contest, mayhem ensues. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058324/mediaviewer/rm179620097/
Do you like swim caps? Read my about my love for vintage petal swim caps.