Updated: December 06, 2005
FORBIDDEN PLANET ORIGINAL ANNE FRANCIS COSTUME DRAWING #01
Helen Rose costume sketch for Anne Francis in Forbidden Planet. (MGM, 1956)
Original costume sketch accomplished in gouache and ink on a 15 in. x 22 in.
sheet of artist's illustration board, featuring Anne Francis as the lovely
"Altaira" wearing a tight-fitting white bathing suit cover-up with green
jeweled necklace. Pencil notation at the upper left reads "#4 FYT Pool".
Francis wore this piece during the scene in which she emerges from the pool
to kiss Leslie Nielsen, only to have a tiger leap out from the nearby rocks
and attack them! Nielsen's character swiftly dispatches with the tiger
using his laser pistol. A fantastic wardrobe piece worn by the captivating
"Altaira" during one of the most sensual scenes of the film, here
conceptualized by Helen Rose in this beautiful rendering.
Value: $2,000 - $3,000
Photos & text courtsey of Profiles in History!