Wodehouse's girls are of three sorts: first, the statuesquely
beautiful and domineering, bent on improving the young man to whom they are engaged; second, the soulful and poetic, like Madelaine Bassett.
Anne Barry, placed statuesquely
on a moving platform, became a living geological formation as video footage of oceans and flowing lava were projected onto her enormous dress.
One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely
on the ground at the base of a tree.
Among the old photographs is a picture showing bowling club members statuesquely
manning the green with the original early 18th century clubhouse, which had a cock-pit, perched among the trees in the background.
The costumes were spectacular--when there were any to speak of, with the dancers and mannequins (those who stood statuesquely
or sauntered sinuously around the stage) spending much of the time topless and practically bottomless--and the special effects, complete with fountain erupting and the Eiffel Tower limned in hundreds of golden lightbulbs, brought spontaneous applause when the curtain rose to reveal them.