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Laurie Mitchell, 90, the villainess in "Queen of Outer Space"
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l***@yahoo.com
2018-09-24 14:56:56 UTC
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She also worked with Marilyn Monroe, briefly.

Most of her work was on TV, pre-1970.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/laurie-mitchell-dead-villainess-queen-outer-space-was-90-1146389

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Laurie Mitchell, who portrayed the villainess who faces off against Zsa Zsa Gabor on the planet Venus in the campy 1958 sci-fi classic Queen of Outer Space, has died. She was 90.

Mitchell died Thursday of natural causes at a long-term care facility in Perris, California, author and horror/sci-fi movie aficionado Tom Weaver reported.

In Allied Artists Pictures' low-budget Queen of Outer Space, based on an idea from two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Hecht, four men from Earth on the way to a space station crash on Venus in the year 1985, when the "age of space travel begins."

The crew are captured by armed, mini-skirted women who are led by a man-hating queen (Mitchell) whose face is hidden by a glittery mask. Queen Yllana is out to destroy the Earth, but the space travelers, aided by the Venusian scientist Talleah (Gabor), aim to thwart her evil plan.

The role made Mitchell a fan favorite at film festivals and autograph shows for the rest of her life.

The actress appeared in two other low-budget films in 1958, Attack of the Puppet People and Missile to the Moon, then worked alongside Marilyn Monroe as a member of Sweet Sue's band in Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959), which, she told Weaver, was "the most thrilling experience of my show business career."...

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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0593523/


Lenona.
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2018-09-24 16:05:55 UTC
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Post by l***@yahoo.com
She also worked with Marilyn Monroe, briefly.
Most of her work was on TV, pre-1970.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/laurie-mitchell-dead-villainess-queen-o
uter-space-was-90-1146389
Laurie Mitchell, who portrayed the villainess who faces off against Zsa Zsa
Gabor on the planet Venus in the campy 1958 sci-fi classic Queen of Outer
Space, has died. She was 90.
Mitchell died Thursday of natural causes at a long-term care facility in
Perris, California, author and horror/sci-fi movie aficionado Tom Weaver
reported.
In Allied Artists Pictures' low-budget Queen of Outer Space, based on an idea
from two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Hecht, four men from Earth on
the way to a space station crash on Venus in the year 1985, when the "age of
space travel begins."
The crew are captured by armed, mini-skirted women who are led by a
man-hating queen (Mitchell) whose face is hidden by a glittery mask. Queen
Yllana is out to destroy the Earth, but the space travelers, aided by the
Venusian scientist Talleah (Gabor), aim to thwart her evil plan.
The role made Mitchell a fan favorite at film festivals and autograph shows
for the rest of her life.
The actress appeared in two other low-budget films in 1958, Attack of the
Puppet People and Missile to the Moon, then worked alongside Marilyn Monroe
as a member of Sweet Sue's band in Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959),
which, she told Weaver, was "the most thrilling experience of my show
business career."...
(snip)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0593523/
Lenona.
The All Movie Guide says it's doubtful that Ben Hecht ever actually sat
down and wrote anything for QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE (the story idea may
have come from a brief discussion at a cocktail party), but it goes on
to say that the only good thing in the picture is Laurie Mitchell's
performance, which is against type and delivered from behind a mask.
v***@yahoo.com
2018-09-25 01:20:54 UTC
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I was just reading the review of the Blu Ray for the movie, which has her audio commentary.RIP.
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