The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

Fay Craig - Mirage
Fay Craig - Mirage

Fay Craig - Mirage 1963

Close

This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.

Close

Fay Craig - Mirage 1963

2 mins United Kingdom

Fabulous Jamaican-born dancer Fay Craig throws some serious shapes on an ultra-kitsch 1960s stage set in this bizarre dance film, produced for the short-lived Cinebox film-jukebox. The Cinebox films all flaunt their over-the-top aesthetic, but also reveal problematic attitudes towards gender, race and culture - as the exoticisation of Craig in this film highlights. Two other Cinebox numbers, Voodoo and Bongo Baby, are also available on BFI Player.

Fay Craig is known to have starred in at least three short films shot for the Cinebox system. A few years earlier in 1959, she'd made an uncredited appearance in Basil Dearden's crime drama Sapphire, also available on BFI Player. Around the time Bongo Baby was produced, she had a role as a nightclub stripper in Charles Saunders' B picture Jungle Street (1961).

Featuring

Fay Craig

Genres

Music video

Tags

Pop music (1950-)

Collection

Black Britain on Film

Released

1963

Country

United Kingdom

Read lessRead more

Subscription

View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts


Never ask | Ask me later