Object of Lust

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Object of Lust

Post by PeplumParadise » 24/10/2019, 21:53

The unidentified actor known as "Object of Lust" in Isabella, Duchessa dei Diavoli (1969)
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Black actor active in Italian films in the late 60's and early 70's. I named him "Object of Lust" since the only film I knew him from for many years was Isabella, where he plays that role.

From his role in L'emigrante I believe he, like most black actors working in Italy, may be American. Since it's emerging that he played a number of roles as a musician, I think it's also quite possible that, like Alfred Thomas and Harold Bradley, he may also have had a second career as a musician.


FILMOGRAPHY
1967
  1. Gungala la vergine della giungla .... Native bearer
  2. Pecos è qui: prega e muori .... One of El Supremo's men

    1968
  3. I due crociati .... Slave
  4. La pecora nera (uncredited) .... Member of the African delegation

    1969
  5. Fellini Satyricon (uncredited) .... Ship crew member
  6. Il ragazzo che sorride .... African miner
  7. Isabella, Duchessa dei Diavoli .... Object of Lust
  8. Le calde notti di Poppea .... Palace servant
  9. Tarzana, sesso selvaggio (uncredited) .... Bongo player / Bearer
  10. Una sull'altra (uncredited) .... Policeman

    1970
  11. Django sfida Sartana .... Piano player
  12. Due bianchi nell'Africa nera .... Native guide
  13. Franco e Ciccio sul sentiero di guerra .... Settler

    1972
  14. Karzan, il favoloso uomo della jungla (uncredited) .... Expedition bearer / Various tribesmen

    1973
  15. L'emigrante .... American prisoner

    1974
  16. Carambola .... Jazz band musician
  17. Il poliziotto è marcio .... Mazzanti henchman
  18. Mosè (TV mini-series) - episode 1 (uncredited) .... Egyptian consul
  19. The Arena .... Nubian tribesman

    1975
  20. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! .... Man in check-in queue at the airport

Additional credits
  • Ciao, Federico! (1970) - Documentary about the shooting of Fellini Satyricon (1969). Includes footage of our man on the set during the making of the film.
  • Maldoror (1977) - Unreleased feature film

Fotoromanzi
  • Le avventure di Jacques Douglas n. 46: "I pirati di Isla Grande" (July 1969)
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Re: Object of Lust

Post by PeplumParadise » 24/10/2019, 21:57

Isabella, Duchessa dei Diavoli (1969) as the Object of Lust, paraded out at a dinner party where the white women go crazy while he just stands there.
IMDb mis-credits Harry Baird in this role, but Baird is familiar from peplums and this is definitely not him.
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Fellini Satyricon as Ship crew member
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/10/2019, 22:04

Tarzana, sesso selvaggio (1969) as Bongo player and Bearer (they appear to be 2 distinct roles). In the last image he appears with Alfred Thomas and Fernando Piazza.
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Django sfida Sartana (1970) as Piano player
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Post by PeplumParadise » 24/10/2019, 22:14

L'emigrante (1973) as American prisoner sharing a cell with Peppino (Adriano Celantano). I believe the voices are the actors own in this film, and, in the otherwise Italian original version, he speaks English with a pronounced American accent - which is a strong suggestion that he could be American.
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Re: Object of Lust

Post by PeplumParadise » 24/10/2019, 22:16

Mosè (Moses the Lawgiver) (1974) (TV mini-series) - episode 1, as Egyptian consul
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Re: Object of Lust

Post by vecchiaguardia » 25/10/2019, 17:21

I think this black actor stars also in Maldoror by Alberto Cavallone.

As you know the movie doesn't really exist, but there are some pics showing him clearly.

I've read somewhere (an old Nocturno magazine, I think) that this man was a very good dancer and that he was gay... that's all I can remember.

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Re: Object of Lust

Post by PeplumParadise » 25/10/2019, 19:11

This must be him in a publicity shot for Maldoror (1977). From the information available on the net it seems the film was shot, but was never released, so it is always possible the footage may still exist and could turn up someday. Unfortunately none of the cast members listed online seem like they could be our man.
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Re: Object of Lust

Post by vecchiaguardia » 26/10/2019, 14:38

Anyway Maldoror was very likely shot in 1974, maybe 1975.

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