A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 by Tom Weaver

By Tom Weaver

During this jam-packed jamboree of conversations, greater than 60 motion picture veterans describe their reviews at the units of a few of the world's so much liked sci-fi and horror videos and tv sequence. together with groundbreaking oldies (Flash Gordon, a million B.C.); Fifties and Nineteen Sixties milestones (The conflict of the Worlds, Psycho, apartment of Usher); vintage schlock (Queen of Outer area, assault of the Crab Monsters); and cult television favorites (Lost in area, Land of the Giants), the discussions provide a frank and engaging behind-the-scenes glance. one of the interviewees: Roger Corman, Pamela Duncan, Richard and Alex Gordon, Tony "Dr. Lao" Randall, Troy Donahue, Sid Melton, Fess Parker, Nan Peterson, Alan younger, John "Bud" Cardos, and dozens extra.

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Joanne Fulton on John P. Fulton 31 Since 1974 I’ve belonged to an organization called NAME, which is the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts, for all of us who are crazy enough to be building small things [laughs]. They had a convention coming up, and somebody who was involved knew that I had this background and asked me to do a program on miniatures in the movies. Well, I knew that I had two albums of things Dad had done—neat pictures of some of his work. ) With slide film I photographed those pictures; and then I remembered that somewhere in our vast slide collection there were pictures that Dad had taken in Egypt while doing The Ten Commandments, and also slides of doing Tulsa.

All the [serial] directors that I worked for, they were well-liked by the producers because they could bring the pictures in on budget and on time, and that meant a lot to the producers. I got to know Buster Crabbe real well. He was an extremely nice guy but rather quiet, a guy who kept to himself quite a bit. I remember that he hated his hair being dyed [blond] like it had to be for the show! When he’d go to the commissary, he’d wear his hat—he didn’t like the color of his hair, he thought it made him look unnatural.

Then I came along three years later and I didn’t do any better! I finally got good grades in math but I really never understood what I was doing, I just finally learned how to get the right answers. It frustrated Dad terribly that we didn’t get it, because it was so easy for him. ” Dad didn’t have any patience with kids anyway, so ... it was kinda gruesome! Hard for him, hard for us, hard for everybody. That’s about the only time my dad ever tried to help me with homework! Dad’s boss Sam Goldwyn was a very irascible man and he could change his mind instantly, and Dad had a very hard time with that.

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