Salvador Dali on the set of 'Some Girls Do', Spain, 1968.
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Dali (1904-1989) with actreses Vanesa Howard, Sydney Rome, and an inflatable man during the making of 'Some Girls Do' (1969), at Dali's home in Portlligat Bay, on the Costa Brava coast. Presumably he allowed filming on location at his house and was present to pose for photographs with the cast. One of the most famous, charismatic and notorious artists of the 20th century, Dali devoted himself to drawing and painting from an early age. Hugely influential as a Surrealist, one of his most famous paintings is 'The Persistence of Memory'. Dali later turned to demonstrating scientific, historical and religious themes in his work. He founded the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, and the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation at Pubol Castle, both in Spain - the latter to manage his legacy.