Directed by: Barry Mahon
Stars: Darlene Bennett, Linda Bennett, Bob Bensen
Also Known as: 1,000 Female Shapes
Description: In colorful Greenwich Village, an art dealer asks some aspiring artists to create paintings of nudes inspired by the great masters for an exhibition he is curating.
1,000 SHAPES OF A FEMALE is a peek-a-boo nudie-cutie film, dressed or undressed if you will as a pseudo-documentary. To its credit, the viewer is provided with an art house view of Greenwich Village, New York circa 1963 in full color, complete with narration mixed with dialogue from the actors and models. We are provided with a coffee house backdrop, complete with a folk singer strumming on his acoustic guitar such chestnuts as “John Riley.” Naturally, there is a nubile young lady with a Jackie Kennedy hairstyle sitting at the foot of the singer, hanging on to his every word . The waitress serves espresso in black leotards , high heels and white apron. If you ever wondered why Jimmy Gilmer was inspired to sing about the ‘Sugar Shack'(Billboard Magazine’s #1 song of 1963) with “the cute little girlie .wearing black leotards,” you’ll find out why.