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'One of the great dance numbers of all time'

Ken Adam - Artist

We had another scene in Pennies From Heaven, it took place in a sort of very shady café off the L and I designed this very shady café. And, Bernadette Peters, who by now works as a prostitute, or no, she... she hasn't yet become a prostitute, she goes into this speakeasy or bar and she meets a villain there who is Christopher Walken. And in... while he explains to her, you know, if she wants to become a prostitute... the whole set changes and Chris Walken does an unbelievable dance number, first with two women of ill repute and then he does a striptease along the bar and... And, it is one of the great dance numbers of all times. I mean, it's maybe not Gene Kelly and Singing in the Rain or Fred Astaire, but it is quite brilliant. And, of course, most of us never knew that he was such an incredible dancer.

 

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