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Retro chicks and robots (sometimes) behaving badly
01.05.2016
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Retro chicks and robots (sometimes) behaving badly

Actress Caroline Munro and
Actress Caroline Munro and “Elle” the robot from the 1978 film, Starcrash
 
I feel like I’ve been on a bit of a throwback kick for a while now, so I thought I’d keep that retro train running with a photo series depicting cool vintage chicks battling (and sometimes just hanging out with) robots. If you’re a fan of robots and girls, you’ll recognize some of the characters in this post like the Daleks from Doctor Who, “Elle” the dutiful robot who sounds like Yosemite Sam from culty-cool 1978 film, Starcrash or the gorgeous Tina Louise glamming it up with the robot that landed on Gilligan’s Island
 
Bathing beauties and a robot hanging out at the beach, 1920s
Two bathing beauties and a robot hanging out at the beach, 1920s
 
The encyclopedic site Filmsite.org has an exaustive list of films that feature robots dating all the way back to the age of silent films in the early 1900’s. And thanks to that list, I’ve added a few robot-themed films to my queue like 1965’s Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (starring Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon and a bevy of robot women in gold bikinis), which for some strange reason I have never seen. Loads of images of retro girls and robots (sometime behaving badly, making them NSFW), follow.
 
Nude dancers and a robot, 1920s
Nude dancers and a robot, 1920s
 
Bikini girls with a Dalek robot, 1950s
Bikini girl with a Dalek, 1960s
 
Robot and a woman, 1930s
Robot and a woman, 1930s
 
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The “Freddie-Ford” robot and his mechanic, 1964. Freddie was about twelve-feet tall and was constructed using parts from Ford automobiles.
 
Ginger (played by Tina Louise on Gilligan's Island) and the robot that didn't rescue them
Ginger (Tina Louise) and the robot that didn’t rescue the castaways of Gilligan’s Island
 
Robot and topless woman, 1950s
A robot and a topless woman, 1950s
 
Robot dance party, 1950s
Robot dance party, 1950s
 
Robot at the beach with two blondes in bathingsuits, late 20s, early 30s
Robots prefer blondes, late 20s, early 30s
 
Ro-Man Extension XJ-2 from the film, Robot Monster, 1953
Ro-Man Extension XJ-2 and his captive bikini girl from the film, Robot Monster, 1953
 
Robot and a stripper, 1950s
Robot and a stripper, 1950s
 
A robot and his female victim in the film, The Master Mystery, 1920
A robot and his female victim in the film, The Master Mystery, 1920
 
Friendly robot in the Soviet Union, 1969
A friendly robot enjoying the “Summer of Love” in the Soviet Union, 1969
 
ValCom-17485 (Andy Kaufman), AquaCom-89045 (Beradette Peters) in the 1981 romcom, Heartbeeps
ValCom-17485 (Andy Kaufman), AquaCom-89045 (Bernadette Peters) in the 1981 romcom, Heartbeeps
 

Elle the robot in Starcrash.

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