Monday, March 23, 2020

By the Gods!

Hercules (Steve Reeves) says goodnight to Iole (Sylva Koscina) in HERCULES (1958)

Though Steve was over 6 feet tall, oddly enough he wore lifts for his role as Hercules, as you can see for his sandals, which are thicker than usual. It's probably because Sylva was a tall gal. She was nearly 5'9". I've read comments on some of her non-PEPLUM movies uploaded at Youtube how tall she was, like a giraffe. Personally, I thought she was just right. It seems the producers thought Hercules should be that much taller than Iole. Without the platform sandals, Steve would still be taller than her. I always found this interesting.

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