John Phillip Law

Written by Joe D on May 15th, 2008

Shock! John Phillip Law is dead, he was only 70. No word on what he died from. Daniele Luppi told me he saw him at a party a few months ago. He was in some classic films, Mario Bava’s Danger Diabolik,Giulio Petroni’s Death Rides A Horse, Roger Vadim’s Barbarella, Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie and many, many others.
He got his big break in Norman Jewison’s The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming! and he was excellent in that film.
I recently heard he had a huge estate in the 60’s, a silent film star’s mansion that he called The Castle. He’d let visiting artists and musicians stay there, people like Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol. His wife at the time ( Lisa Law) came out with a book about that scene called Flashing The Sixties. Well, he’s finally got his angel wings.


Fly On!

Danger Diabolik title sequence with music by Ennio Morricone!