The beloved 60s sitcom starring Barbara Eden ~ I Dream Of Jeannie ~ will be the central theme to our next Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School event in Wrexham at Penny Black on 19th April.
Although Jeannie was often the sulky minx she was by far the most strongest female character I had come across growing up. Ultimately getting her own way and running circles around those mere male mortals.
I've heard said the Jeannnie bottle represented feminine captivity and object treatment "her" life is devoted mostly to his (Major Nelson), and most of their problems stem from her love and affection towards "Master", and her desire to "please" him.
My take on that? Pfft.
It was a fun happy show that opened my eyes to more exotic dress, mysticism with an iconic stunningly beautiful Jeannie who acts only to fulfill her ancient heritage. In Jeannies world her powers override any disease and discomfort, she is happy in her pursuit and goals.
Steeped in fabulous 60s decor the look and feel of this infamous TV Series is still such a delight.
Really looking forward to the poses and the pictures! Her 'Jeannie' bottle was a palatial feminine hide-out in. I will be trying to re-create her bottle on stage with a plethora of bejewelled materials and cushions. In prep too of changing my sun room at home into the Jeannie Bottle! I like to take a theme and run with it!
After the scouring the Internet for a quick fix outfit, I was left wanting... So have decided to make one myself. The costume itself caused much controversy at the time, evidently based on a Middle Eastern dance or 'Belly Dancing', but to have Jeannie showing her belly button on TV at the time was a big no-no, with censors up in arms over the fact that they were showing them living together outside of marriage.
To model as Jeannie will be Belly Dancing Teacher - Angel T'Lite. Also Singaporean sensation - Sukki Singapora will perform and pose for your pencils.
Tickets are available now from http://www.drsketchynorthwales.co.uk Check out the event details at Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School North Wales We All Dream Of Jeannie