Raquel Welch publicity photo for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Raquel Welch publicity photo for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Fantastic Voyage by Tina Schmidt

Fantastic Voyage by Tina Schmidt

In Fantastic Voyage (1966) the scenes of crewmembers swimming outside the sub were shot on dry soundstages with the actors suspended from wires. There was some additional hazard involved because, to avoid reflections from the metal, the wires were washed in acid to roughen them, which made them more likely to break. To create the impression of swimming in a resisting medium, the scenes were shot at 50% greater speed than normal, then played back at normal speed. 

Lobby card for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Lobby card for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Mexican lobby card for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Mexican lobby card for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

When filming the scene in Fantastic Voyage (1966) where the other crew members remove attacking antibodies from Ms. Peterson for the first time, director Richard Fleischer allowed the actors to grab what they pleased. Gentlemen all, they specifically avoided removing them from Raquel Welch’s breasts, with an end result that the director described as a “Las Vegas showgirl” effect. Fleischer pointed this out to the cast members - and on the second try, the actors all reached for her breasts. Finally the director realized that he would have to choreograph who removed what from where, and the result is seen in the final cut.

When filming the scene in Fantastic Voyage (1966) where the other crew members remove attacking antibodies from Ms. Peterson for the first time, director Richard Fleischer allowed the actors to grab what they pleased. Gentlemen all, they specifically avoided removing them from Raquel Welch’s breasts, with an end result that the director described as a “Las Vegas showgirl” effect. Fleischer pointed this out to the cast members - and on the second try, the actors all reached for her breasts. Finally the director realized that he would have to choreograph who removed what from where, and the result is seen in the final cut.

Raquel Welch in Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Raquel Welch in Fantastic Voyage (1966)

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Raquel Welch in Fantastic Voyage, 1966.

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Raquel Welch in Fantastic Voyage, 1966.

British quad for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

British quad for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Raquel Welch in a publicity photo for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Raquel Welch in a publicity photo for Fantastic Voyage (1966)

The 1st episode of the Fantastic Voyage animated series from 1968 produced by Filmation.

TV spot for Fantastic Voyage (1966)