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Silent Resurrection!
November 4, 2005 3:51 PM   Subscribe

Hair, toenails, bone, or what-have-you - this job's going to require some Quality Genetic Material! Because "...our aim is the 'resurrection' of actresses from the Golden era of silent cinema."
posted by squalor (20 comments total)

 
what.
posted by keswick at 4:04 PM on November 4, 2005


Art.
posted by billysumday at 4:17 PM on November 4, 2005


The Web. Everything is there.
posted by fandango_matt at 4:17 PM on November 4, 2005


Ayone else remember a c.1997 shock Daily Mail cover story about a firm planning to sell watches with samples of Marilyn Monroe's DNA embedded in the watch face so that at some point in the future the owners could clone her? It was a full front page expose. This reminds me of that.
posted by fire&wings at 4:22 PM on November 4, 2005


Cool. That's all I can say.
posted by brundlefly at 4:25 PM on November 4, 2005


that is fucked up.
posted by delmoi at 4:26 PM on November 4, 2005


I have a bone that was once in a "B"-movie extra.

No, twice.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:27 PM on November 4, 2005


It reminds me of whatsisname, Guy Pierce, in Priscilla: QotD. Didn't he carry around a piece of Agnetha ABBA's poo?
posted by mrgrimm at 4:34 PM on November 4, 2005


I have a bone that was once in a "B"-movie extra.
No, twice.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:27 PM PST on November 4 [!]


Bahahahahaha! Care to give some clues as to who?
posted by snsranch at 4:36 PM on November 4, 2005


Oh, wait, I missed "extra" we wouldn't know her then.
posted by snsranch at 4:38 PM on November 4, 2005


Excellent. Soon my dream of staging Civil War re-enactments performed by regiments of Vilma Banky clones will be sweet reality.
posted by maryh at 4:42 PM on November 4, 2005


I'd totally resurrect River. I miss him.
posted by WolfDaddy at 5:01 PM on November 4, 2005


they never existed in the first place, and now you want one for your garage?
posted by gorgor_balabala at 5:04 PM on November 4, 2005


Where can we buy copies? Can I have a Lauren Becall?
posted by loquacious at 6:01 PM on November 4, 2005


I think you'll have to settle for the "factory seconds", loquacious... care for a Lauren Becall midget?
posted by anthill at 7:25 PM on November 4, 2005


Bring back Nora Desmond!
posted by davy at 7:27 PM on November 4, 2005


Shoreditch High St. London.
posted by lunkfish at 1:54 AM on November 5, 2005


I'd like a Moira Shearer to do the ballet sequences from The Red Shoes in my living room.

Although now that I think about it, I'm not sure that she's dead yet. Sorry Moira, if you're reading.
posted by jack_mo at 3:50 AM on November 5, 2005


I would pony up some serious cash for a set of Veronica Lake twins, with a Rita Hayworth to take out on the weekends...

I would also bet that by the time they can successfully clone these ladies, others will be able to tweak a couple's DNA to make the resulting child look like anybody the parents(?) want.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 5:11 AM on November 5, 2005


Where's Nancy Reagan? She may not be dead yet, but was known for giving the best blow jobs in Hollywood.
posted by ranchocalamari at 8:57 AM on November 5, 2005


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