SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE & ARNOLD STANG:
THE AMAZON CAPTURES HER NEBBISH
2010 fine art print / edition of 10 / $200.00 each

Statuesque (5' 10") actress/model/cover girl Irish McCalla (1928-2002) portrayed the title character on TV's Sheena, Queen of the Jungle from 1955-56. "I couldn't act," she told an interviewer, "but I could swing through the trees." She also did some weight-lifting. This portrait by Drew Friedman, based on a posed photo taken backstage at the Milton Berle Show, depicts Sheena hoisting famed comic actor/cartoon-voice artist, Arnold Stang (1918-2009), King of the Nebbishes.

"I saw this as a black and white photo in the R. Crumb Handbook and loved it," recalls Friedman. "Stang was a Berle cast regular, and McCalla, dressed as Sheena, was a guest that week. The photo was captured backstage, sans props or setting. I saw its potential as an adapted illustration, deserving full color, depicting Stang, adorned with pith helmet and binoculars, as a geeky bird watcher who just happened to wander into Sheena's lair."

McCalla was also an artist who created paintings, collector plates, and lithographs. Her work is displayed at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and the L.A. Museum of Arts & Sciences. Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 1722 Vine Street.
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Only ten (10) prints of SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE & ARNOLD STANG were produced for this edition. Each full-color print is signed in the lower right, titled in the center, and hand-numbered in the lower left (all beneath the image). We have sold numbers numbers 1/10 thru 7/10, and are now offering number 8/10 (unframed) for $200 (plus shipping and handling). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.

The image area is 17" high x 14" wide on an untrimmed 22" x 17" sheet. Paper, ink, and production specifications, as well as shipping details, are available on our PRINT SPECS page.