Iconic actress Julie Newmar may be best-known as the original feline villain Catwoman in the 1960s Batman television series. However, her cult-classic, small-screen career was cemented with the CBS-TV sitcom MY LIVING DOLL.
Newmar portrays Rhoda the robot, a top-secret project of the U.S. government's space program, who is placed under the supervision of agency psychiatrist Dr. Bob McDonald, played by Robert Cummings (The Bob Cummings Show/Love That Bob).
Bob moves the beautiful Rhoda into his apartment and begins the task of training her how to function in the human world while keeping her secret from being discovered, a situation complicated by his interfering sister (Doris Dowling) and his love-sick neighbor Peter (Jack Mullaney).
This collection offers 11 complete episodes of MY LIVING DOLL which have not aired on television in decades and make their official DVD debut. A wealth of special features is also included.
Last month we passed along word
from our industry sources that My Living Doll - The Official Collection, Vol. 1
is coming to DVD with 11 episodes on a 2-disc set. At the time we were told to expect a February 28th street date, but we reminded our readers that it wasn't official or finalized info at the time. Today MPI Home Video formally announced the title, providing a final street date of March 20th
. No contradictions came up for the other early info, though, plus the studio provided front cover art for the packaging. Check it out:
NOTE: Due to multiple e-mails from distressed readers who are passionate fans of this show, incorrect information concerning the broadcast years of this season was removed from the quoted studio description at the top of this post. We regret passing along info that's in dispute.