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One touch of Venus

One touch of Venus / book by S.J. Perelman and Ogden Nash ; directed by George Schaefer ; music by Kurt Weill ; lyrics by Ogden Nash.
Pleasantville, NY : Video Artists International, [2014]

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Additional Authors
  • Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950.
  • Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971
  • Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979
  • Blair, Janet
  • Nype, Russell, 1920-2018
  • Gaynes, George
  • Schaefer, George, 1920-1997
  • Video Artists International.
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, black and white; 4 3/4 in.
Art expert Whitelaw Savory at last finds the statue of Venus which he has been seeking for years. His barber, Rodney Hatch, comes over to shave him and idly places his fiancée's ring on the statue's finger. Venus comes to life and falls in love with the man who resurrected her. At first, the terrified Rodney is unwilling. Undaunted, Venus pursues him, temporarily immobilizing his fiancée, and finally convinces him to be her lover. Then she realizes that she will have to live a suburban existence in Ozone Heights, and reconsiders. She is taken back to Olympus, but leaves behind a facsimile of herself so Rodney will never be alone again, as she had promised.
  • "Legendary 1955 telecast" -- Container.
Performer (note)
  • Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby, Mildred Trares, Iggie Wolfington.
System Details (note)
  • DVD ; all regions, NTSC ; 4:3 picture format ; mono.
  • ocn883685447
  • 883685447
  • SCSB-9445897
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries