With odd old ends stol'n out of holy writ,
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
This whole bit is made all the funnier by knowing that all of the guards were just random extras who weren’t told what was going to happen only that they weren’t allowed laugh at any cost as they wouldn’t be payed if they did.
At uni I took a screenwriting course from THIS VERY GUARD EXTRA (who went on to contribute to some of the Python stuff), who confirms this and also that Michael Palin would use different ridiculous names in every take, so they couldn’t even prepare themselves for hearing it.
Natalie Dormer | Signing autographs for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, San Diego Comic-Con, 2014
Hand-signed communiqués of Bushmen warriors on the hunt; these signals are used for uniquely identifying the various threats and game in an area.
Photos by Irven DeVore, 1965
School children circle around an ultraviolet lamp to get a dose of vitamin D in Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, August 1977.