The Art of Love. On the back lot at Universal City, Love creates a cardboard Paris and fills it with evidence that 1965 is a dull year abroad:
As a Yankee painter in Paris, Dick Van Dyke wonders why his canvases don't sell. "What do I have to docut off an ear?" he groans. His best friend, an unpublished and unprincipled writer, James Garner, suggests that a dead artist sells better than a live one.
As a stray sex kitten, Elke Sommer jumps off a bridge so that Van Dyke can jump after her, triggering a fake suicide that makes the paintings sell.