Two for Tuesday: Very, Very Large People

The best line from this movie? "Amazing growth!"

Nancy Archer’s a rich gal with a cheating husband who flaunts his affair all over town.  Naturally, she gets irradiated by a spaceman, and exacts her revenge.  Hey, back in 1958, when Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman was released, radiation was all the rage, if you’ll pardon the pun.  Nancy’s wardrobe is also much improved.  What did they make her clothes out of, anyway?  And, for that matter, why?

Nancy doesn’t need that philanderer, anyway.  I plan to introduce her to Glenn Manning:

Holy Gargantuan Gandhis, Batman!

Glenn is an Army officer who, naturally, gets irradiated, Army life being what it is.  In The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), it’s a plutonium bomb rather than a spaceman and, coincidentally, he also grows to a height of 50 feet.  Unfortunately for Glenn, his circulatory system can’t keep up with his growth, and his brain becomes oxygen-starved: the bigger he gets, the dumber he gets.  However, he still knows how to get his point across:

Both of these postcards were published by The Museum of Modern Art.

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