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Queen of Outer Space (1958)

Directed by Edward Bernds
Written by Charles Beaumont and Edward Bernds
Based on Queen of the Universe by Ben Hecht
Starring Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Dave Willock, and Laurie Mitchell

What comes to mind when you think about mid-century sci-fi films? Leaden dialog? Clunky robots? Space ships? Misogyny? Queen of Outer Space is not everything you think it will be, but it is in many ways a perfect stereotype of the space adventure genre. At least of one disreputable branch of it.

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Queen of Outer Space – Mexican Puzzle Cards

The very existence of these tiny metal cards baffles me. At least they’re more durable than cardboard.

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Queen of Outer Space – Postcard

Queen of Outer Space - MoMA Postcard

This poster design will grab your attention no matter where you look. It’s almost as if the artist was given conflicting demands for what to include, shrugged, and crammed it all in.

Queen of Outer Space Monster Cards Trading Card

I think she confused the CMYK levers with the moon spider levers.

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