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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 13, 2009 17:11

Could the "Virgin Mary " doll be someone else ?

Swaystones, bonjour, tres chere,

if you ask me. she could be anyone, it's just that someone named her Virgin Mary and all took it for granted.

What I don't get is why Mr John Sealander calls that doll Jemima. All record I found of Jemima was that she was Job's first daughter. So? And about that white head cover, that's been a standard headdress with living memory.

Now I feel that slowly we'll have to call in the advice of the doll creators/ artists themselves. Can we find a way to them?

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 13, 2009 17:46

Aunt Jemima is a brand name in the United States; the logo's been updated to something less racist,
but it used to be a "mammy" type character with a red-and-white bandanna on her head.
i couldn't find the old logo itself on line but the wikipedia page gives a general idea: [en.wikipedia.org]
the writer who mentioned that character doesn't seem have taken a very good look at the inflatable on the VL stage,
and i'm not at all sure he means the Virgin-Mary-looking one.

and that commandment (which is not uniquely Jewish - it's a commandment in Christianity as well)
is generally understood as "don't make/worship idols", not as a ban on images altogther.

i asked this (sort of) back on page one, but were all the inflatables inflated at the same time?
the photos of them in daylight show a different configuration than the shots taken during the show.
maybe the dice appeared during a different song



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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:14

<<<Aunt Jemima is a brand of pancake syrup etc in the United States;
the logo included a "mammy" type character with a red-and-white bandanna on her head. >>>


I knew that already .Didn't you read my post above ?

Quote
SwayStones
.Of course I didn't know who was "Aount Gemima " so I've googled the name ,and as I couldn't be the trademark for pancakes ,


What do you think ?

<<<and that commandment (which is not uniquely Jewish - it's a commandment in Christianity as well)>>>



You must be kidding !!! It's a commandment from the the Old Testament .

Isaiah 42

"I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory I will not give to another, neither my praise to graven images."

The catholics churches are full of Jesus and Virgin Marie 's statues ,paintings ,cult of the angels...etc .
In churches ,theere are graven images of Mary wich is idolitry. They also show Jesus on the cross in all their churches.



I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .



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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:18

Aunt Jemima is a brand name in the United States.

Yes, sssoul, sorry, I was blinded by rainbows, but now I see. Thanks. That John Sealander guy meant that pancake flour etc brand of Aunt Jemima's and not Job's daughter from the Bible.

Here's a nice collection of pics.

[images.google.de]


Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:26

Here's Aunt Jemima.



Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:29

Maybe the dice appeared during a different song.

That'd fit to Tumbling Dice, then.

(Something wrong with my IT, I have to post in bits.)

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:30

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dead.flowers
Here's Aunt Jemima.



But but ...I can't see this doll on the stage....confused smiley
Can you tell me where it is ?



I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:35

... i know where the commandment is from, SwayStones. the text of the decalogue is in Exodus,
and it's the same famous ten commandments that Christianity has.
there are slight differences in the way different religions number them, but it's the same ten.
(Christianity has quite a lot in common with Judaism, you know ... )

and actually that particular photo is Hattie McDaniel, who played the character Mammy in Gone With the Wind -
there are various incarnations of the Aunt Jemima on that page of images, though.



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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:37

>> But but ...I can't see this doll on the stage....confused smiley
Can you tell me where it is ? <<

it is not on the Voodoo Lounge stage. the writer you were quoting seems to have been joking,
and obviously didn't get a good look at the figures.

>> I knew that already .Didn't you read my post above ? <<

Swaystones, i was responding to dead.flowers, who apparently didn't notice the pancake connection -
i hope that's okay with you.



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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:39

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dead.flowers
Could the "Virgin Mary " doll be someone else ?

Swaystones, bonjour, tres chere,

.Now I feel that slowly we'll have to call in the advice of the doll creators/ artists themselves. Can we find a way to them?

Should we call "Brilliant Stages Ltd" ? If I remember well ,they engineered and supplied The VL back wall of the stage...

Don't count me in ,I wouldn't dare to "google " inflatable dolls ....cool smiley



I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:47

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I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .



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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: Doc ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:50

I believe the person to ask is Mark Fischer
He designed the whole stuff, he's the one who might know

I will check if there's something about the VL decor in his book

[doctorstonesblog.blogspot.com]

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 13, 2009 18:55

Should we call "Brilliant Stages Ltd" ? If I remember well ,they engineered and supplied The VL back wall of the stage...

Would you like to follow that up, Swaystones.

And, sssoul, thanks for your hint to the pancake connection. Since I am neither a native speaker nor from the States, Mr Sealanders Aunt Jemima joke simply didn't reach me.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 13, 2009 19:05

glad i helped, dead.flowers - meanwhile i did a little further research and ... well, see my edited post above:
[images.google.de] does include a few versions of the Aunt Jemima logo,
but that photo of Hattie McDaniel is a different incarnation of the "Mammy" stereotype.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Date: October 13, 2009 19:14

I knew a guy who went undercover in the pancake connection; lived, breathed, slept with them for months. He came out a changed man.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 13, 2009 19:23

glad i helped, dead.flowers - meanwhile i did a little further research and ... well, see my edited post above:
[images.google.de] does include a few versions of the Aunt Jemima logo,
but that photo of Hattie McDaniel is a different incarnation of the "Mammy" stereotype.


Well, I hardly dare to ask Hattie Who???

I know we must stick to the board political correctness, but the bottom left pic on tthe first page of that image collection is rather hilarious.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 13, 2009 20:06

>> Hattie Who??? <<

sorry! see my earlier post: Hattie McDaniel is the actress who played the Mammy character
in the film Gone With the Wind. but to get back (at least sort of!) to the topic at hand:

>> That'd fit to Tumbling Dice, then. <<

yes, that's what i was thinking. i'll see if any of the VL footage i have clarifies anything ...

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: Doc ()
Date: October 13, 2009 20:33

I checked in Mark Fischer's book and here's the quote :

"12 inflatables that could be deployed under 30 seconds.
The bizarre cast included Durga, a Black Friar, Baron Samedi, a goat's head, an alarm clock, Elvis, a cobra, the Madonna, a one-armed baby and various assorted beads."

Now we know

Here's Durga :


A black friar is a dominican priest.

[doctorstonesblog.blogspot.com]

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 13, 2009 20:50

cool - thanks Doc!

and just for easy reference, here are the photos of the stage from page 1:





- both courtesy of the people who posted them the first time :E

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: Limbostone ()
Date: October 13, 2009 22:16

Quote
with sssoul

i asked this (sort of) back on page one, but were all the inflatables inflated at the same time?
the photos of them in daylight show a different configuration than the shots taken during the show.
maybe the dice appeared during a different song

Here's a theory: there were probably 3 stages on tour. What if they were not equally equiped? These last pics you refer to are not necessarily shot in the same stadium.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 13, 2009 22:58

Wow, thanks for the research, Doc, and the beautiful pic of Durga.

Here's a theory: there were probably 3 stages on tour. What if they were not equally equiped? These last pics you refer to are not necessarily shot in the same stadium.

That'll explain, Limbo,

And, it's not the Dalai Lama but a one-armed baby.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 13, 2009 23:13

>> a one-armed baby <<

yep - except that in both photos it sure appears to have two arms (at least the way i'm looking at it).
it's funny that i hadn't noticed the alarm clock or the (inflatable) cobra,
but after reading the quote from Fischer they're suddenly quite visible.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: October 13, 2009 23:29

WHAT ABOUT THE LAMP!!!???

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 14, 2009 00:14

... what about it? (and are you shouting about one of the inflatables in one of the photos, or ... ?)

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: October 14, 2009 00:22

Ha ha. No, I've never seen it. Mick has talked about it. Voodoo tour. Has anyone seen it? From what Mick said it was on stage for the first few shows. OK so it's not an inflatable but it was a stage prop, hence why I'm attempting to find out about it since this does involve the Voodoo stage. And someone mentioned the cage from the NS tour.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Date: October 14, 2009 04:31

I have a question: could it have been that there were different levels of decoration? Like - if they were in NYC or LA they had everyone up there; but in Wisconsin, maybe just pulled the Pope and a couple of Elvises out?
reason I ask is I saw them in Jersey, Little Rock, (I think), Atalanta, and somehwere else. And I just don't recall those dolls every show.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: Doc ()
Date: October 14, 2009 12:20

I don't think so...
Due to the size of the stage, they had 3 structures but I believe they only use one sound and light system, one screen and one decor.

[doctorstonesblog.blogspot.com]

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 14, 2009 19:24

Quote
with sssoul
>> a one-armed baby <<
<<it's funny that i hadn't noticed the alarm clock or the (inflatable) cobra,
>>>

yep - except that in both photos it sure appears to have two arms (at least the way i'm looking at it).
it's funny that i hadn't noticed the alarm clock or the (inflatable) cobra,
but after reading the quote from Fischer they're suddenly quite visible.

Yes ,I do agree agree with you ,withssoul ,the baby has got two arms.
I can see the clockwork but what's about the inflatable cobra ??

I can't see it ...
Help needed ..winking smiley



I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 14, 2009 19:39

Quote
Doc
I checked in Mark Fischer's book and here's the quote :

"12 inflatables that could be deployed under 30 seconds.
The bizarre cast included Durga, a Black Friar, Baron Samedi, a goat's head, an alarm clock, Elvis, a cobra, the Madonna, a one-armed baby and various assorted bea

Many thanks, Doc !



I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: Barn Owl ()
Date: October 14, 2009 19:56

At the time, they were a bit of a laugh.

...I stress, at the time.

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