Monday, May 9, 2016
Peter Sellers in The Bobo
The Bobo is a 1967 British comedy film starring Peter Sellers and co-starring his then-wife Britt Ekland.
Based on the 1959 novel Olimpia by Burt Cole, also known as Thomas Dixon, Sellers is featured as the would-be singing matador, Juan Bautista. A theater manager offers to give him a big break if he seduces the beautiful Olimpia (Ekland) and spends an hour in her apartment with the lights off. The plot centers on Juan's attempts to woo the woman and famously includes Sellers covered in blue dye as the "Blue Matador."