This lively Mexican lobby card depicts the male astronaut with mucho machismo while the cringing female astronaut clings to him for protection. The English language lobby cards are not as blatantly sexist. Pay close attention to their faces: she's looking at something that's making her fearful, but he's looking at her and firing his gun without aiming at what's scaring her. I'll leave it up to you more Freudian-centric readers to figure this one out.
Is that you?! Man, you're tough to beat. I think you and I need to eventually do a book on Mexican lobby cards. You're still way ahead of me. For now, mwhahaha!
It's legit. I'm seeing these smaller cards a lot, although I'd love to see this in a larger size. The jumbo cards are the best.
Posted by: zoc | April 07, 2011 at 11:17 AM
It's becoming clear who I am bidding against on eBay lately. ;)
I actually got one of these lobby cards a while ago and was surprised by the fact that it was smaller than most other cards. It seems old and legit in every other way, just a strange size. I'm pretty sure it's not a fake, but who knows. I still love the image!
Posted by: Brian (Cool and Collected) | April 07, 2011 at 11:09 AM