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''Artists and Models'' is a 1955 Creator/{{Paramount}} musical comedy film directed by Creator/FrankTashlin and starring Music/DeanMartin and Creator/JerryLewis in their fourteenth feature together as the comedy team Creator/MartinAndLewis. The film co-stars Creator/ShirleyMacLaine and Creator/DorothyMalone, and also features Eva Gabor and Creator/AnitaEkberg in brief roles.

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''Artists and Models'' is a 1955 Creator/{{Paramount}} musical comedy film directed by Creator/FrankTashlin and starring Music/DeanMartin and Creator/JerryLewis in their fourteenth feature together as the comedy team Creator/MartinAndLewis. The film co-stars Creator/ShirleyMacLaine and Creator/DorothyMalone, and also features with Eva Gabor and Creator/AnitaEkberg also appearing in brief roles.


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''Artists and Models'' is a 1955 Paramount musical comedy film directed by Creator/FrankTashlin and starring Music/DeanMartin and Creator/JerryLewis, which marked their fourteenth feature together as the comedy team Creator/MartinAndLewis. The film co-stars Creator/ShirleyMacLaine and Creator/DorothyMalone, also featuring Eva Gabor and Creator/AnitaEkberg in brief roles.

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''Artists and Models'' is a 1955 Paramount Creator/{{Paramount}} musical comedy film directed by Creator/FrankTashlin and starring Music/DeanMartin and Creator/JerryLewis, which marked Creator/JerryLewis in their fourteenth feature together as the comedy team Creator/MartinAndLewis. The film co-stars Creator/ShirleyMacLaine and Creator/DorothyMalone, and also featuring features Eva Gabor and Creator/AnitaEkberg in brief roles.


''Artists and Models'' is a 1955 Paramount musical comedy film directed by Creator/FrankTashlin and starring Music/DeanMartin and Creator/JerryLewis, which marked their fourteenth feature together as the comedy team Creator/MartinAndLewis. The film co-stars Creator/ShirleyMacLaine and Creator/DorothyMalone, also featuring Eva Gabor and Anita Ekberg in brief roles.

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''Artists and Models'' is a 1955 Paramount musical comedy film directed by Creator/FrankTashlin and starring Music/DeanMartin and Creator/JerryLewis, which marked their fourteenth feature together as the comedy team Creator/MartinAndLewis. The film co-stars Creator/ShirleyMacLaine and Creator/DorothyMalone, also featuring Eva Gabor and Anita Ekberg Creator/AnitaEkberg in brief roles.

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* FanService: In almost every scene, beginning with the opening credits rolling over a montage of beautiful models in skimpy outfits.
* ModestyTowel: Abigail plays her second scene in the film wearing nothing but a very strategically-placed pink towel.

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* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: ''The Better America Forum'', on which Abigail and Eugene appear, is filmed using RCA TK-10 TV cameras. Rick catches the broadcast on a color TV set, which shows a color picture despite the fact that TK-10s were black-and-white cameras. It was probably done this way as filming or converting the brief scene shown on the set to monochrome would've been too much trouble for little payoff.
* DoubleTake: Following a musical number, Rick walks past a TV set showing Eugene talking about how comics influenced him negatively with nothing more than "Hi, Eugene". Just as he enters a building, he realizes Eugene is on TV and walks back to the set to watch helplessly as he trashes comics.


* ActorAllusion: Rick apparently lip-syncs a song on the radio recorded by the guy who just recently had a big hit with "That's Amore". Rick insists he doesn't sing as well as him. The scene continues with Bessie picking up the song, confusing the matter entirely (Shirley MacLaine did not have a recording career outside of her film work).

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* ActorAllusion: Rick apparently lip-syncs a song on the radio recorded by the guy who just recently had a big hit with "That's Amore". Rick insists he doesn't sing as well as him. The scene continues with Bessie picking up the song, confusing the matter entirely (Shirley MacLaine [=MacLaine=] did not have a recording career outside of her film work).


* ActorAllusion: Rick sings along to a song on the radio recorded by the guy who just recently had a big hit with "That's Amore". Rick insists he doesn't sing as well as him.

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* ActorAllusion: Rick sings along to apparently lip-syncs a song on the radio recorded by the guy who just recently had a big hit with "That's Amore". Rick insists he doesn't sing as well as him. The scene continues with Bessie picking up the song, confusing the matter entirely (Shirley MacLaine did not have a recording career outside of her film work).

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* ActorAllusion: Rick sings along to a song on the radio recorded by the guy who just recently had a big hit with "That's Amore". Rick insists he doesn't sing as well as him.

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* RecurringDreams: Eugene has recurring nightmares about superhero battles due to the comics he reads.


* MoralGuardians: After Abigail has enough of the increasingly lurid and bloodthirsty stories her publisher demands, she quits her job at the comic book company to become an anti-comics activist, in a satire of the '50s moral panic that led to the creation of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode.



* MoralGuardians: After Abigail has enough of the increasingly lurid and bloodthirsty stories her publisher demands, she quits her job at the comic book company to become an anti-comics activist, in a satire of the '50s moral panic that led to the creation of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode.

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* MoralGuardians: After Abigail has enough TooManyHalves: In one of his nocturnal babblings, Eugene describes Vincent the increasingly lurid and bloodthirsty stories her publisher demands, she quits her job at the comic book company to become an anti-comics activist, in a satire of the '50s moral panic that led to the creation of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode.Vulture as "half-boy, half-man, half-bird."

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''Artists and Models'' is a 1955 Paramount musical comedy film directed by Creator/FrankTashlin and starring Music/DeanMartin and Creator/JerryLewis, which marked their fourteenth feature together as the comedy team Creator/MartinAndLewis. The film co-stars Creator/ShirleyMacLaine and Creator/DorothyMalone, also featuring Eva Gabor and Anita Ekberg in brief roles.

Rick Todd (Martin) is a struggling painter and smooth-talking ladies' man. His goofy young roommate Eugene Fullstack (Lewis) is an aspiring children's author who has a passion for comic books, especially those of the mysterious and sexy "Bat Lady." Each night, Eugene has horrific screaming nightmares inspired by those comics, about a bizarre bird-like superhero called "Vincent the Vulture", which he describes aloud in his sleep. Meanwhile, a neighbor in their apartment building, Abigail Parker (Malone), is a professional artist who works for a New York comic book company and the creator of "Bat Lady." Her energetic roommate is Bessie Sparrowbush ([=MacLaine=]), her co-worker and Abigail's model for "Bat Lady." Abigail becomes frustrated at work at the increasingly lurid and bloodthirsty stories her money-hungry publisher Mr. Murdock (Eddie Mayehoff) demands, and she quits to become an anti-comics activist, dragging Eugene into her crusade as an example of how trashy comic books can warp impressionable minds, just at the same time that Rick gets a job with the company after pitching the adventures of "Vincent the Vulture" from Eugene's dreams, having to keep his work a secret from both her and Eugene.
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* SomethingElseAlsoRises: When Bessie kisses Eugene in front of a water cooler, the water steams up.
* MoralGuardians: After Abigail has enough of the increasingly lurid and bloodthirsty stories her publisher demands, she quits her job at the comic book company to become an anti-comics activist, in a satire of the '50s moral panic that led to the creation of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode.
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