Collection of original technical drawings of Robby the
Robot from Forbidden Planet, from the collection of
Cinefantastique publisher Fred Clarke. (MGM, 1956) A collector
of all things Forbidden Planet, Fred Clarke gathered together
one of the most extensive collections of FP material anywhere.
Here are the prop department's blueprints for one of the
greatest robots in cinema history: Robby. Clarke's obsession
created one of the finest issues of CFQ. Clarke's love of the
film is quite evident, as it's one of the few CFQ cover
stories that he actually took a byline for, and even
commissioned Vincent Di Fate for a Forbidden Planet wraparound
cover which was the pride and joy of his personal collection,
a painting he would never part with. Portions of these
blueprints were reproduced on a promotional poster for the
magazine as well as inside the FP double issue.