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I also have memories of a movie about a man who is given everything he wants by showing pictures of items, which are instantly transformed into real objects.

This movie has also been on my mind since childhood, and I think it starred Jerry Lewis, or someone who looked like him. It's probably a late fifties or early sixties movie as well. I would love to see it again, but I don't know the title. Does anyone remember this as well?
asked Aug 2, 2015 in Name That Movie by JL Flick (10 points)
Jerry Lewis stars in "Visit to a Small Planet" (1960), in which he plays an alien. I saw it when I was about 9 years old and recall very little of it. I don't remember if he has the skill you describe.

It's on YouTube, as I just discovered, but I haven't watched it yet:
The only other thing that has come to mind is an episode of "The Twilight Zone" titled "The Toys of Caliban"; but that's the '80s revival and is in color.

I'll keep thinking. I was born in the Fifties, so I've seen many movies. But, nothing has clearly rung a bell.
Thank you for your reply, but the one I saw was much older.  I should have been more clear.  He was shown pictures of items out of a catalog or something and they were placed on some sort of machine, which transformed pictures into real items. I am not sure if it was Jerry Lewis or someone who looked like him.
I still haven't had an image come to mind. That's usually what happens when I read information. Otherwise, I guess my thoughts sort of flounder around. I just haven't been able to visualize the pictures/objects things. Maybe someone here will have more luck.
Thank you for trying at least.  I guess the movie is so old that I'm the only one who remembers it.  Have a great day. :-)
I thought that I could drop off another suggestion:

"The Time Travelers" (1964)

The movie is on YouTube:

I need to rewatch it because I keep having an image come to mind of a matter transmitter. One of the actors, Steve Franken, does have a Jerry Lewis look and way of acting. He played the spoiled rich youth on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis".
Thank you.  This was very enjoyable, but it wasn't the one I saw.  It did bring back to me another movie memory, that of the girl and the dancing colors.  I appreciate your efforts. Have a great day.
I found it!  The movie in question was "The Four-Sided Triangle" (1953). I rented it recently from Netflix and was very glad to find it.
Hey, JL Flick, great find, please submit this as the official answer using the Answer button. Thanks.

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I found it! The movie was "Four Sided Triangle" (1953) I recently rented it from Netflix and am eager to see all of it after so many years.
answered Aug 14, 2015 by JL Flick (10 points)