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Interiors from the film Tommy, 1975

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Tommy, The Movie, 1975, Ann Margret in White Ball Chair

Ann Margret as Nora Walker Hobbs in Ken Russell’s 1975 film “Tommy.” This scene, not to mention the whole film, was absolutely formative for me (and apparently I’m not alone). It opens with a drunk Nora watching TV in her all-white glam boudoir. On the TV screen is an ad for baked beans, “Fit For A Queen.” She throws a champagne bottle through the TV set, and soap suds and baked beans pour out into the white bedroom. Laughing, she writhes around in the surreal, psychedelic mess.

Ann Margret swimming in baked beans, from the movie Tommy, 1975

Ann Margret, Roger Daltrey, pinball wizard