VIDEO Raquel Welch space girl dance from the 1970s
          

Raquel Welch Space Dance

Perhaps Lady Gaga isn’t as avant-garde as we thought! It seems the fashion-envelope-pushing pop diva is just delivering on a promise of what the future would look like made by Raquel Welch in the 1970s! Check out this dance video of Lady Gagaquel Welch as the first Fame Monster recorded for her self-titled 1970 television special:

It’s hard for me to say this, but after watching that video, Lady Gaga is a bit of a disappointment. (And I’m a BIG fan!) How come the future is always so much cooler and sexier prior to its arrival?

Raquel Welch was like Lady Gaga 40 years ago

The video clip is available on the DVD release of the Raquel television special, which is described this way on amazon.com:

As Seen on TV, this Raquel Welch classic, a larger than life ’70s DVD timepiece entitled Raquel!, is a multimillion dollar, song & dance special that was filmed around the world, from the palaces of Paris to ancient pyramids of Mexico. It proves the smart, sexy, and glamorous Raquel Welch can sing, dance, and joke with the best of them. Lavish productions of classic songs from the spirited and colorful era, absolutely fabulous costumes, and performances from three of the 1970s biggest stars (John Wayne, Bob Hope, and Tom Jones) make this an indispensable DVD time capsule full of glamour, wit and music. Paired together with Pop-Culture icons in their prime, Raquel Welch and her guests make a winning team in this show-stopping, star studded song and dance TV extravaganza! The incomparable Tom Jones joins Raquel Welch, singing and swinging to some of Rock & Pop s greatest hits. The multi-talented knockout also teams up with movie star John Wayne and comedy legend Bob Hope in the Wild West, proving she can rope and joke with the best! Glamorous & Groovy…Sexy & Smart… Talented and Titillating …Winning & Witty… this classic DVD captures the essence, charm, and appeal of Raquel!

Raquel Welch dances in front of the Ruta de la Amistad public sculpture project at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City

According to BoingBoing readers, the sculptures in the background are from the Ruta de la Amistad public sculpture project at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. See – you can learn something from hot chicks dancing around in next to nothing! I think we would all have a better understanding of art history (and history in general) if it were illustrated with a bikini-clad dancing Raquel Welch.

Raquel Welch space girl dance from 1970

Raquel Welch’s hot-bodded time machine of disappointment wasn’t limited to moving forward in time though! Here is a side-by-side of what Raquel had us believing cavechicks looked like on the left, and on the right is Lucy, which is what scientists tell us cavechicks actually looked like.

Raquel Welch as a cavechick and actual cavechick Lucy

***SIGH***

I suppose we can take some comfort in the fact that that us men in the future don’t resemble these guys:

Space Girl Raquek Welch and her Spacemen backup dancers

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