I love this pic.
But O'Horgan seemed interested in touchy-feely stuff too--didn't he make the members at an audition or rehearsal lick honey off of each other? Anyway, I believe someone explained on here that they actually were meant to be insects or something--like a society of insects if they had become more civilized like humans--which would explain the look, the crawling around, JCS' chrysalis type robe, etc. Of course the British version (and Australian?) was more simple , despite being directed by Rocky Horror's Jim Sharman, and was a much bigger success running for years... (Sharman had previously directed the original Australian Hair.)
Here are some production photos
An expanded view of the TIME picture (also the cast album cover).
Very odd headdresses!
Perhaps this is the aforementioned "carmen miranda" getup?
The triangle crucifixion.
Look at those platform heels!
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