How to shoot the most erotic scene of the Soviet cinema
Naked female back, bra, drop-down with a shooting sound, breasts covered with only hands - this scene for a long time became one of the most outspoken in Soviet cinema. The role of seducer Anna Sergeyevna went to Svetlana Svetlichnaya, although she could be played by the star of the “Kuban Cossacks” and “Gypsy” Klara Luchko.
Source: ЖЖ Журнал / dubikvit
Photo proofs of Clara Luchko and Svetlana Svetlichnaya.
“I only had a photo test at the Diamond Hand,” recalls Luchko. - I walked around the studio, Gaidai walked towards me. He called out: “Klara, do you want to try in my picture?” I say: “You know, I don’t take off my swimsuit.” “Well, let's try it!” They gave me a swimsuit, they told the scene. I tried for a photo, and that's it. The role seemed to me frivolous. Went off to star in another picture. When she returned, Svetlichnaya was already approved. ”
After the sudden departure of Luchko, the artistic council chose Anna Sergeyevna from three actresses: Svetlana Svetlichnaya, Eve Kiwi and Yudina.At the same time, the discussion of the artistic council was stormy: Yudin was recognized too frank, Kiwi was too not ours, but Svetlichnaya was sexual and too seductive. Approved her role with great reservations.
Svetlichnaya was very worried before the shooting - she was first exposed in front of the camera. Even the fact that only the back would be visible did not soothe her. In addition, there were illuminators upstairs on special stairs that could see her naked body. Therefore, before starting the shooting, Gaidai ordered all the illuminators to leave the site. Only Gaidai, his assistant, cameraman and Svetlichnaya remained.
She played Svetlichnaya perfectly, but she was almost completely deprived of her voice. Passionate tango "Help me" performed Aida Vedischeva. Svetlichnaya was very offended by Gaidai for not letting her sing. She was interested in Nina Grebeshkova: “Why didn’t Gaidai let her sing her voice?” The role itself was almost completely re-voiced (at the request of Gaidai, Zoya Tolbuzina did it).