Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince started it all with The Man From UNCLE

"There was a piano in the front room of the Nelsons' house, and whenever he wasn't at school or at school or at the local Seventh Day Adventist church, the young Prince - nicknamed Skipper by his mom - could be found playing it. The first pieces he learnt to play were the theme tunes to Batman and The Man From UNCLE".

From the book Chaos, Disorder and Revolution, by Jason Draper

Monday, April 4, 2016

The lovely secretaries from UNCLE

The UNCLE was an organization with many secretaries. They conduct research and established contact between the agents and the director Alexander Waverly. Occasionally they worked in bikini taking artificial sunbathing (when no one was looking).

This means that the UNCLE was a misogynist organization? We can not forget that the series was produced between 1964 and 1968. And the world was very different. In many offices the secretaries were treated as prostitutes. This became very clear in the series Mad Men, which portrayed the same period.

But the secretaries of UNCLE were not call girls. They had an active role in global security and pioneered the use of computers. Some of them became agents. Here are some shots of the UNCLE secretaries in the first 11 chapters:

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