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November-December 2018

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9 6 P E R S P E C T I V E | N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 RESHOOTS B Y N I K K I R U D L O F F, A S S O C I A T E E D I T O R The drawing above is from Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, Robert Boyle, Production Designer. In this 1953 film, Lester and Orville (Abbott and Costello) accidently launch a rocket to Mars. Despite the title of the film, they never get there but instead, land in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robbers to fly to Venus, where they find a civilization made up entirely of women. The unsigned painting is done in opaque watercolor on paper and mounted on illustration board. It is part of the Robert Boyle collection at the Margaret Herrick Library. A SCENE FROM THE FILM WITH THE VENUSIAN QUEEN, MARI BLANCHARD, AND HER COURT. ALL THE VENUSIANS BESIDE THE QUEEN WERE MISS UNIVERSE CONTESTANTS. C O U RT E S Y O F T H E M A R G A R E T H E R R I C K L I B R A RY, A . M . P. A . S.

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