Thursday, January 20, 2011
How Their "Hadschi" Poster Was Created
This article came to me in two pieces, unfortunately; seems it was published across the binding. It is interesting because it provides a neat look at how the iconic "Hadschi Halef Omar" poster was created -- I for one had no idea that so much work went into it!
It was the most expensive Single-Cover-Production of the year! For their new single, "Hadschi Halef Omar," Dschinghis Khan rented the film studio in Puchheim near Munich where shows such as "Der Alte" and "Derrick" are filmed. An artist painted on the wall a 15 metre wide desert horizon. Three truckloads of sand for the "desert" were brought in. It had to be mixed with paint so it would be desert-yellow. From the "Schuberth" travelling circus, a camel and a pony were brought in, and then the six savages threw on their new costumes and posed for the camera for BRAVO-photographer Bubi Heilemann. The result is what you see in this magazine...
Captions, clockwise starting from the top.
- An artist paints "desert" on the wall.
- Louis makes "Hadschi Halef" Leslie beautiful.
- Leslie "on horeseback" in front of an artistic sand dune.
- Henriette makes up her husband Wolfgang.
- Steve polishes his freshly-shaved scalp.
- Louis feels great on the "Desert-Ship"
- Hump hump -- the camel was unloaded.