Sunday, May 1, 2011

Trip Down Memory Lane With... Victoria Principal

Back in the mid-70's and early 80's, there was no shortage of hot babes to choose from, including Loni Anderson, Lynda Carter, Farrah, and several others, but, gun-to-my-head, I'd have been hard pressed to name one sexier and more babe-a-licious than Victoria Principal.

She was always near the top of my wanna-see-her-gagged list.
Alas, Dallas couldn't pull it off, despite a few story lines that leaned in that direction, but after the show ended, Victoria started doing a lot of TV films. Films that today would be for Lifetime Network.

Anyway, on November 26th, 1989, along came BLIND WITNESS and the wait for Vicky was over.  
Hate The Short Hair, But Better For Wraparound Gagging
It wasn't her early Dallas days and Victoria wasn't quite the babe she'd been before, but at 39, she was definitely still holding strong.

Now, I'll be honest, tape-gags, as a rule, are not my favorites. Generally, I prefer cleaves or, even better yet, knotted cleaves. Those &^%_*@#$ barely-stuck-on duct tape gags are, along with stuff gags, the bane of my gag-snob existence. 

Mmph! This tape is really tight guys! Guys? Oh come on! Not again!

But that's NOT what we got here thankfully. In a real shocker for me, Vicky, obviously a real trooper, allowed herself to be gagged with a tight wraparound tape gag.

I'm sure it's not real, but it sure looks real, doesn't is? Man, if all tape gags were this good, I might change my allegiance! (Nah, not really) 

The blind thing bothered me a bit, `cause I love the way an actress uses her eyes when unable to speak, and it was a little too dark, but overall it was a pretty awesome scene.  

The main thing I've always wondered is, how the hell did she get free? Her husband is dead, she's not only blind, but trussed up tight and well gagged. Did she wander over to a neighbor? Call 911 and use Morse code? Wish they'd shown that in the film! 

For anyone who hasn't seen this, or has only a crappy copy, here's a very nice quality clip that I got from... somewhere. If anyone recognizes their clip work, please let me know and I'll give credit where it is due. 

End Note: Poor Victoria. So incredibly beautiful when she was young, our damsel did not age well at all. Maybe it was the use of the skin care products she hawked on TV for years, but more probably it looks like she ran into the same plastic surgeon who mutilated Meg Ryan. 

I'd post a pic, but it would just ruin it for everyone. 
Trust me, it's bad.  


MT said...

Alot of those films were made with her own production company. She was co-executive producer on Blind Witness. The film Blind Witness shows up on IMDB as one of the films she is best known for.

The Greyman said...

Did not know that. If so, then she likely approved the script herself. Interesting.

Mako said...

Oh man! I actually looked up those pictures. I thought, "She was such a beautiful woman, how bad could it be?"

It looks like Bob Denver took up cross-dressing.