“All exploitive art should look like it’s been knocked up at 5am by some wasted bum who once had talent but is now seriously on the slide.”

Mara Corday


The best thing about painting actresses from the 50’s is that everything you see is actually as it was. No airbrushing, digital trickery or photoshopped backgrounds with wheeling birds and cascading waterfalls. And of course, the women themselves were totally natural. Mara Corday appeared in some pretty dismal fare like the laughably bad ‘The Giant Claw’ but she was one steaming great slice of sizzling Scream Queen. And talented too! Hope I’ve done her justice.