This photo is purported to be a full page ad from a 1974 copy of Vogue magazine, and we don't think we're alone in being struck by something naggingly familiar about it. Oh, yeah -- it's an ad for a new kind of fabric that is also totally the iconic opening passage of Star Wars, produced a full 3 years before the prologue to the film scrolled down theater screens and into our hearts. Keep reading for the full picture, which gets even weirder.
This is what happens when you take some kids dancing to German industrial music, drop the audio, and replace it with Madonna's Vogue. For added fun, follow the instructions in the YouTube comments: Mute the video and start Nyan Cat playing in a separate window. Read on after the break for the original, in all its glory.
By all accounts, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, the $60 million Spider-Man musical that recently announced it would open three weeks later than planned and yet seems even farther from ready than that, is a troubled production. As the New York Times recently smacked it down, simply listing facts, "The two-dozen flying sequences are being worked out and still require safety approval from the state Department of Labor. The music, marking the Broadway debut of the U2 frontmen, still isn't synchronized with special effects, plot and dialogue. Scene-to-scene transitions, essential for rhythm and safety, aren't complete. Two actors have been injured hurtling through acrobatic rehearsal sequences." But hey, there are some first-look photos of the musical in Vogue now, with Mary Jane wearing "gowns by Alexander McQueen, Marchesa or Dior Haute Couture." As we all know, Vogue magazine and expensive designer gowns are guaranteed magnets for geek males, so it sounds like the Spider-Man musical is going to do just A-OK. >>>More photos at Styleite.