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Name That Trauma :: Reader J.A.H., Jr. on an Invisible Woman & a Head in a Box

May 27th, 2010 by aunt john · 4 Comments

O.K., the first one may be easy. When I was about five, I was at my grandparent’s house and saw a black and white movie where a tights and leotard wearing invisible woman was walking up a staircase. Then the tights I think fell away and it was just a leotard walking up the steps. It freaked me out so bad. I “think” it may have been an ABBOTT & COSTELLO movie but am not sure.

The second one is very vague and I don’t expect an answer but I vaguely recall some kids had a box and in the box was a face or a head that could talk and I think its name was Chico. I could have that all wrong but that’s what I seem to recall. Wondering if it was the INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS from the ‘70s… The Chico name really seems to stick with me though.

Any help???

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lonenut2000No Gravatar // May 27, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Have no clue about the 2nd, but the 1st sounds like The Invisible Woman from the mid-40’s…

  • 2 magiredNo Gravatar // May 27, 2010 at 11:33 am

    A talking head named Chico? That must be Chico The Rainmaker!

  • 3 LaDraculNo Gravatar // May 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    And I found the first episode, dubbed in French.

  • 4 aunt johnNo Gravatar // May 29, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Reader Saraeg just emailed this tip:

    I read J.A.H. Jr’s trauma (the first one) with the invisible woman running upstairs and I believe it is “The Time of Their Lives” with Abbott and Costello. The movie is set in Revolutionary times and modern times (a la 1940’s) with Costello playing a ghost trying to prove he is no traitor because he has a letter from George Washington that is hidden away in a piece of furniture that was rescued from colonial times. This is one of my favorite A & C movies. The ghost that is running upstairs is Melody and she was trying on a gown she found because she has been in mans clothes since she was shot and left for dead in the well along with Costello. The real people scare her as she is walking around in the gown and heels and Melody runs up the stairs to escape and the dress falls off and all you see are the legs.

    Best Wishes,


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