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Patricia Quinn : Magenta: The Rocky Horror Show / Picture Show
Transylvania '92 was the first UK Convention Patricia had attended. As well as being The original Magenta and playing the role in the Rocky Horror Picture Show she had performed at the Eighteenth Anniversary Show at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1991. Patricia's question and answer session was packed out and she must have signed well over 500 autographs on the day. She also stayed for the cinema showing joining in with the TimeWarp and chatting to fans.
Patricia told the audience about the early days of the Rocky Horror Show and related the tale of the last night. The audience for the final show included Elliott Gould, Mick Jagger and his then wife Bianca. Unfortunately the final show never took place, Rayner Burton the actor playing Rocky suffered a rather nasty accident when the glitter used for the show managed to find it's way into his underwear, where it caused a great deal of swelling and pain! There was no understudy for Rocky in those days and so they had no choice but to cancel the performance. For more on this story check out Rayner's guest page in the Transylvania 99 section.
Patricia also explained how the version of 'Science Fiction Double Feature' used at the start of the Rocky Horror Picture Show came about. (We should point out that Patricia said the following with a definite smile on her face and absolutely no malice!)
(Patricia) "One day we were driving down to the studio and I was in the car with Tim Curry and Richard O'Brien and Tim said; Who IS singing Science Fiction Double Feature? Richard said; me and I said; You B**stard........and I meant it. And then at the end of the film Jim Sharman said had I ever seen the poster of Man Ray's Lips over Hollywood. Jim said his idea for the film was a mouth singing the song and he said would I be the mouth. I said: My mouth and his voice...........how much?"
Patricia also told us that when she was leaving the Rocky Horror Show, to take another role, Richard O'Brien had written a song just for her called 'On The Day Magenta Went Away'. Unfortunately we have yet to track down the lyrics, but wouldn't this be a great addition to a Stage Show recording?
Patricia signs autographs at Transylvania '92 >>>
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