From the biography of Elektro, the world’s first celebrity robot who wowed the crowds at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, comes this sad and all-too-familiar chapter of the fleetingness of fame:
One curious part of the story is that Elektro tried the classic B-list celebrity tactic of using sex to revive a flagging career – appearing in a proto soft porn film in the 1960s.
The movie was entitled Sex Kittens Go to College, and you can see Elektro featured in the trailer.
Here’s the film’s trailer:
Catch Elektro as “Thinko”, Mamie Van Doren, and the whole gang in the flick.