Ed Driscoll

Well That's One Way to Put It

James Lileks on the recently deceased Anne Francis, and her greatest role, as the distaff co-star (alongside another recently departed show-biz vet, Leslie Nielsen) in Forbidden Planet:

She played the innocent daughter of the scientist who discovered the vast caverns of matte paintings below his nifty-cool shack on a distant planet, and inadvertently used a dead civilization’s technology to bring a monstrous creature to life because his daughter had the hots for Leslie Nielsen. I’m compressing events, but that’s pretty much it.

Indeed it is — RIP, Anne.

Update: In the comments, a reader suggests we should check on Robbie’s current health: “These things come in threes, you know.”