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Evening Gown vs. 'Baby Doll' Nightie?


In the few samples of My Living Doll that are viewable on YouTube, I've noticed two different show opens: In one version, Miss Juile Newmar is wearing a stunning evening gown. In the other version, she is wearing a very revealing "baby doll" nightie.

Does anyone know conclusively whether the more modest evening gown open replaced the somewhat risque nightie open... or if those two opens alternated from week to week?

Were the producers instructed to "cover-up" the vivacious Miss Newmar by CBS? (I believe the show initially aired against NBC's Bonanza on Sunday nights.)

I'm looking forward to release of the show on DVD, if that ever comes to pass.

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Just uploaded a clip to YouTube with the nightie

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ShixDbF_js


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Glad you enjoyed the clip.

I have access to 5 complete episodes of My Living Doll - (# 1, 3, 6, 16 and 21) and 75% of another episode (#8), all with the opening credits sequence. Episode 3 is the only one I have with the "nightie" beginning - do not know if it raised too much of stink when shown and was eliminated or if I just have a skewed sample of episodes.

I do love Bob Cummings responses on both opening clips. With the evening dress he is clearly trying to show the robot (Julie Newmar) how to respond. With the nightie he seems to be taking it all in - with the double take at the very end. No instruction on this latter one.

Anyone know what happened to the opening credits when Bob left the show for the final five episodes (#22-26)? Always been a bit curious on that one.

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Anyone know what happened to the opening credits when Bob left the show for the final five episodes (#22-26)? Always been a bit curious on that one.


As I recall, the final opening showed Jack Mullaney (whose character inherited Rhoda) sitting in a chair and opening a photo album. The photo he looks at is one of Rhoda, who - if I remember correctly - is wearing her AF-709 sheet. She comes to life in the photo, slowly turns in his direction and smiles; he smiles back at her. Obviously, Julie Newmar had top billing in this version, followed by Mullaney. Nora Marlowe's name may have also appeared (she played the housekeeper), but I can't be sure.

I wonder if one of these "later" episodes will be included on the forthcoming DVD.

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