Monday, August 23, 2010

Salvador Dalí on “What’s My Line.”

Salvador Dalí was the universal artist.


In his own mind at least, he was performer, sports figure, leading man, humorist, comic artist, published author, and, oh yes, painter. This made him a tricky candidate for the old TV game show “What’s My Line?” where contestants tried to guess a person’s profession.

Notice how he shrewdly sizes up the room at the outset, and then maintains a deadpan sprezzatura afterward.
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Via Best of YouTube
Previously: Sprezzatura
Dali on Wikipedia

21 comments:

Adam Rex said...

That was fantastic.

Kunst Kommt Von Können said...

Great, i love it too

KMB said...

Hilarious! Love it!

Charles Valsechi III said...

Great post!

Jean Spitzer said...

Me,too. Great post.

artistaggie said...

I literally LOL'd :-D Thanks for sharing!

nana said...

That was hilarious! A great man with a great ego it seems.

Mary Bullock said...

He must have used a ton of mustache wax in his lifetime!

P.J. Magalhães said...

i thank you not just for the video but for the new word added to my vocabulary - sprezzatura! :D

Max said...

Thanks for sharing. I don't think we'll ever see an artist again like Salvador Dali in this eon.

Torbjörn Källström said...

Seen this before. It's great! :)

Deborah Secor said...

Okay, how often do you truly laugh out loud when you type it? At this I actually LOL-ed.

Evan T said...

Was this awesome?
Yes!

Evan T said...

My god, I just found the Alfred Hitchcock one. Also awesome

My Pen Name said...

do you notice how all the men are in dinner jackets and the women dressed in evening wear (what we consider' formal' now )? do you notice how much more articulate every one was?

we are certainly a less graceful and elegant people nowadays.

Vincent Nappi said...

I've seen this before and I love it now just as much as I did then. Say what you will about the man, but I'm inclined to let him have his self proclaimed title of 'genius.'

jeff jordan said...

Warhol learned about viral marketing from Dali, the first and still one of the best.

Richard Smitheman said...

Brilliant!

tankakern said...

TV was so much better back then.

Goomie said...

Wow, that made my day! Thanks!

Kendra Melton said...

hahah I think that's one of the best What's My Line I've ever seen, Thanks! :]