Monday, December 6, 2010

For Stacia - El in drag for "Okay, Jose"

I am posting these three photos in response to Stacia's write-up on El's 1935 Vitaphone short "Okay, Jose" over at her WONDERFUL She Blogged By Night site. In the short, El is forced to dress as a woman to try and lure the bandito into police hands. As such, seeing El in drag is kinda creepy, but not as disturbing as these pics, made up by Warner Bothers, showing El in costume but his face has been airbrushed to give him a more "glamourous" look.


10 comments:

KING OF JAZZ said...

Dietrich had serious competition.

Samantha said...

He really looks like a woman! He doesn't look like a man in drag; that's impressive!

Stacia said...

I knew these were going to be airbrushed and all because you told me that a few days ago, but the reality of these stills is... holy mother of Batman, this is wrong on every conceivable level imaginable.

Louie said...

If nothing else, I think El was a trooper for going through with these. CREE-PEE!

Stacia said...

If nothing else, I think El was a trooper for going through with these.

As was Julian Rivero.

I think it's the way the eye makeup is done that makes El look so creepy. Also, he has no lips. Good for El (and Frank Burns), bad for hot blonde senoritas.

Vincent said...

Oh, I don't know. I think El looks kinda hot in the last one.

Eric Stott said...

Makes him look like Fanny Brice

Anonymous said...

Wish we could see more of the outfit. So, sweet he does make a pretty, pretty, girl! Beckie

Louie said...

Beckie,
I have a couple which show the entire outfit, I'll post one for you!

Anonymous said...

To Louie , from Beckie thanks I liked what I saw!" He does make a pretty, pretty, girl ? Nice figure! " Legs too die for shaved no doubt?" "ha "ha I'm sure nylons too!" so sexy don't you think so? I wonder how you would look in a dress Louie ? Think about that one too? LOL Beckie P,S I'm jealous of his legs?