March 26, 2014


Women's History Month continues with a brief look at one of my favorite designers and creators from the 1960s, Sylvia Anderson. Working with husband Gerry, Sylvia defined the futuristic fashion of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO, and many other programs. She was one of the early adopters of the Space-Age look, dressing her characters in cutting-edge synthetic fabrics and embracing iconic elements like silver outfits, boots, mini skirts, customizable garments, transparent helmets and visors, and Nehru jackets. Anderson also provided the voice of Thunderbirds agent Lady Penelope. Born on March 27th, 1927, Spy Vibe wishes her many happy returns! Below are video interviews about design and a portfolio of some of her creations. Enjoy! Learn more: Being Lady Penelope, My Fab Years, Filmed in Supermarionation. Trivia alert: The actress in the final image from UFO below, Wanda Ventham, is Benedict Cumberbatch's mother. Related posts: Trina Robbins interview, Catsuits.

Recent Spy Vibe posts: Trina Robbins InterviewCatsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton,  Solar & Bionic Man ReturnThe Saint Library ReleasedDC Fontana Prisoner VideoJames Bond Comic EventTurkish James Bond DesignEdward Gorey's 1960sIpcress File cinematography007 SOLO cover designsBatman Valentines cardsSaturday Cartoons: Marine BoyMary QuantPatrick Macnee, Gloria Steinem and Denny O'Neil on MOD Wonder WomanWin Scott Eckert interview, Siegel and Shuster's SPYDavid McCallum: Son of BatmanJon Gilbert talks FlemingBarbarella TV seriesMeet the Beatles 50thWonderwall comes to Blu-rayBatman StripsDavid Bowie at 67Kevin Dart talks Ringo & Powerpuff GirlsSherlock ExhibitFu Manchu history panelAndy Warhol box set, Six-Million Dollar ManStriped Light NudeBuckminster FullerDylan at NewportJane and SergeThe Goldfinger VariationsMod Tales InterviewDavid Tennant's Ian Fleming audio books, Atomic ArtShane Glines Batman.

Recent Ian Fleming posts on Spy Vibe: Ian Fleming LettersErno Goldfinger, Ian Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming CatalogJon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book covers, Ian Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address, Spy Vibe's Ian Fleming image archive.

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