!! OMG, WATCH: In 1978, Italy briefly had a televised Satanic variety show featuring the likes of Grace Jones, Amanda Lear and the Devil himself !!
Color TV was finally becoming available in the majority of Italian households, and Trapani decided to use Stryx as a vessel for new technologies: chromakey, distorting lenses, dry ice, and mock-3D special effects were deployed to make STRYX the ultimate visual feast.
At the heraldic cry of “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Devil,” a procession of demons, goblins, odalisques, and dancers would enter the stage. An expert in Neapolitan esoteric lore would explain the fundamentals of palmistry, kabbalah, and tasseography. Performers bared their breasts in an adaptation of the dance of the seven veils, made human sacrifices, and got branded by a Caligula impersonator.
Check out one of Grace‘s performances above and even more from others, including Amanda Lear, after the jump!