The Movie: Barbarella (1968)
What Is It?: Jane Fonda zips through space in sexy outfits and engages in self-consciously campy antics with David Hemmings, Anita Pallenberg, and Marcel Marceau. Maybe you can’t expect great cinema from Roger Vadim’s comic-book adaptation, but you can expect marvelously dated music and special effects, a truly scary sequence involving killer dolls, and unforgettable turns from Fonda, Hemmings, and “Pretty Pretty” Pallenberg (though, not her voice).
Why Today?: On this day in 1928, Roger Vadim is born.