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Topic: Similarities Avengers/OHMSS

Dear All,

I am just watching the Emma Peel episodes from the Avengers and it strikes me that many of the set and wardrobe colors are similar to what I see on OHMSS.

Is that just the mood of the times or have the same people worked in the wardrobe/set departments back then?

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Re: Similarities Avengers/OHMSS

Checking IMDB, none of the Avengers wardrobe or costume people worked on OHMSS. Coincidentally though, Jackie Cummings was wardrobe person on both OHMSS and the New Avengers a decade later.

The Diana Rigg episodes were filmed '65 - '68, when the predominant fashions were in full 'flower power' mode, which OHMSS reflected - George Lazenby's clothes having more late sixties flair than the early 60's, pared-back style of Sean Connery. Lazenby's ruffled dress shirt is an example of this. The women's clothes followed suit, with Blofeld's angels in much more late sixties styles.

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Re: Similarities Avengers/OHMSS

hey Higgins since you're watching the Avengers, you should bump Jason's The Avengers thread and give us some reviews!


I know nothing about any behind-the-scenes connections. But will point out, since you're talking about colour schemes, only season 5 (Rigg's second of two seasons), which ran throughout 1967, was in colour.
Are you thinking the colours of OHMSS look more like the Avengers than YOLT, which also came out in 1967? I would think the Avengers looks more like YOLT than either looks like OHMSS.

I could imagine that since Rigg was the established star of the film, not the new fellow, that they might have wanted the movie to look something like her teevee show. She would have brought her own set of fans to the movie theatre to see Mrs Peel on the big screen.

But the movie definitely lacks the near surreal pop-art aesthetic the show had in Rigg's second season, its one of the most realistic of all Bond films. Maybe the hypnotism scenes veer a bit into that aesthetic.


The other thing The Avengers had going on visually was clothes fetishism. Both MacNee and Rigg had a special credit at the end of each episode for who designed their clothes. I think they were more into their clothes than even Bond ever was. And they strike those fashion model poses in the closing credits.

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Re: Similarities Avengers/OHMSS

Thanks CaD and CP

I have only seen the first Emma Peel episodes yet and the parallels are more with OHMSS.
YOLT has a different vibe imo.

Examples are the shockingly violet Casino interior, Bond‘s brown Convertible outfit, Tracy‘s black overall, her outfit when she‘s confessing that she‘s in love....

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Re: Similarities Avengers/OHMSS

OHMSS and Carry On Camping were both filmed at Pinewood Studios and released in1969... 

https://i.postimg.cc/cts7SkDH/IMG-3422.jpg

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Re: Similarities Avengers/OHMSS

Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

OHMSS and Carry On Camping were both filmed at Pinewood Studios and released in1969... 

https://i.postimg.cc/cts7SkDH/IMG-3422.jpg


Yeah, that’s definitive

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Re: Similarities Avengers/OHMSS

Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

OHMSS and Carry On Camping were both filmed at Pinewood Studios and released in1969... 

https://i.postimg.cc/cts7SkDH/IMG-3422.jpg

ajb007/lol  Well spotted! I can see it all now...

Sid James Bond, obviously
Barbara Windsor as Tracy
Kenneth Williams as Blofeld (I can even think of a few lines of dialogue)
Hattie Jacques as Bunt
Bernard Bresslaw as Grunther
Charles Hawtrey as Draco (Bond throws the knife into the calendar. Hawtrey: "Oh hello!")
Joan Sims as Miss Moneypenny
Kenneth Connor as M

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"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."