Sunday, August 31, 2008

"COFFIN JOE" WHEN HE WAS YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL (I WISH....)

Jose Mojica Marins’ latest film Embodiment of Evil (Encarnação do Demônio) played at the 65th Venice Film Festival and Twitch has some photos of Marin walking the red carpet in "Coffin Joe" attire. I prefer these earlier photos, however, before he gave up beauty for schtick. Courtesy of the Baron Missakian Collection.

Errata: I stand corrected. These photos couldn't possibly be of Coffin Joe because they don't time out correctly. They are more likely of another Jose Mojica altogether. But it was fun to imagine the stretch for a bit. And the Baron Missakian Collection is still a fabulous stroll through yesteryear.





3 comments:

Thom said...

The first shot summons up a shade of Theda Bara.

Maya said...

Heh. No doubt she gave him access to her closet.

Pancho said...

This is Jose Mojica a famous tenor from the early 20th century not the wretched "coffin joe". This Mojica was discovered by Caruso and had a fairly bright career in opera and in early hollywood and mexican cinema. He gave up his career in the 30's or 40's and became a franciscan monk.