Artful Conception #23: Carried Away!

I promise this'll be the last carry post for a while.  But, as I mentioned in the last Artful Conception, I simply have too many of these to keep under wraps.  The carry shtick was quite the popular vintage theme.  We can extract all kinds of sociological meaning from this fact, but what's really the point?  It was what it was.  A dominant image of the times, especially in genre films.

Well, here's the final installment for a while - soak it in folks!

Texas Terror (1935) - an early John Wayne film.

Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)

Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

Los Ritos Sexuales Diablo (1982).  I've actually seen this: one of the most perverse and overtly satanic films I've ever had the horror to view. With a title like this, what did I expect?  I'll tell you what I didn't expect - goat sex.  I'll leave it at that.

The Tingler (1959)

Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

Hydra (AKA The Sea Serpent) (1984); some truly awful VHS box art

Night of the Seagulls ((1975)

Tor Johnson in The Unearthly (1957)

This Gun for Hire (1942)

The Creeping Flesh (1973)

Ever notice that none of the modern monsters (Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers, etc.) don't do the carry thing?  Horror movies need to bring it back. I'm talkin' to you Jigsaw!

Carry Pancakes

Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)

I cannot for the life of me remember where I got this page (was it Omni?).  It's interesting that cult icon Bill Moseley was pointing out the "monsters carrying chicks" phenomenon.  "Dog will hunt!"  (Sorry.  It must be said whenever Moseley's name is invoked.)

The Ice House (AKA The Passion Pit) (1969) starred Sabrina (Yes, she's one of those that went by one name only); however, it was meant to star Jayne Mansfield, but she had just been decapitated in a car accident.

Note that the carry is always an easy opportunity to sell a little cleavage.

That dress is barely containing Brigitte Bardot's breasts, while this dude stares in rapt anticipation.

I posted another image from this film towards the top of this post.  Anyone recall what film this is from?

The Mummy Lives (1993) starring Tony Curtis!

Return of the Wolf Man (AKA Night of the Werewolf) (1981), a Paul Naschy flick

Deadlier than the Male (1967)

El Monstruo de los Volcanes (1963)

I didn't add that speech bubble - this is from one of those monster magazines that made screen shots into comics.  I've tried my hand at this as well - some of the funnest posts to create.

Here's another mystery movie.  Yep, she's butt naked.  I haven't a clue the film.

Christopher Lee as the Frankenstein Monster.

Translation: The Pregnant Giraffe.  (Actually I think it's Painting the Giraffe)

The House of Whipcord (1974)



  1. It! (c 1966) Roddy MacDowell was in it I believe..... a remake of "The Golem" a Silent film from the twenties based on a Polish Myth.

    ..........and, isn't that Louis Jordan holding 'Brigitte'? (I would have guessed that was from his turn in the Dracula cape had you not mentioned BB)

    Cheers.... obey gravity

  2. We have "The House of Whipcord" in our queue. Nice to know I have that to look forward to.

  3. in May I posted about the blond unconscious girl on posters XD
    But your post is better <3


    Retro Geek Girl

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    sorry for my english .___.'

  4. Motor to Machonie! What a great name for a rock band.

    Did you do Robot Monster yet?

  5. Hannibal Lecter does a classic carry in "Hannibal" (the movie, not the series), so it hasn't died out entirely.

  6. That must be a pre-release THIS GUN FOR HIRE lobby card...one the film came out, Alan Ladd was an instant star and he got billing alongside Veronica Lake,

  7. Actually, "En peignant la girafe" means litterally "combing the giraffe".
    It's a french expression meaning "doing something long and useless"

  8. ''Carried Away'' is from an issue of The National Lampoon'' magazine from the 1980's