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 such a lot cherished sci-fi and horror videos and tv sequence. together with groundbreaking oldies (Flash Gordon, 1000000 B.C.); Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties milestones (The struggle of the Worlds, Psycho, condominium of Usher); vintage schlock (Queen of Outer house, assault of the Crab Monsters); and cult television favorites (Lost in house, Land of the Giants), the discussions supply 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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In fact, while helping me, he used diagrams from real windmills. Our ﬁnished windmill (with the sails) was three and a half or four feet tall, the sides came off and everything inside was authentic; we even made the cement grinder things (which turned) and the whole bit. I put it on a base and made thousands of little tulips out of crepe paper, and put a boy and a girl doll in it. When he put it outside to take pictures of it, the sails of the windmill actually turned when the wind blew. We brought it out onto one of the golf course fairways to take the pictures, with Mount Hollywood behind it.
All in 1⁄12th scale. When you see it on the screen, you’ll think it’s 2. Joanne Fulton on John P. Fulton 23 the real thing, but the derricks were actually 10 or 12 feet tall, and the buildings were like dollhouses. The oil drums were coffee cans! Dad’s being nominated for Tulsa that year created an intra-family problem, because the special effects guys who had done Mighty Joe Young , including Grandpa [matte painter Fitch Fulton], were up for an Oscar also. Mighty Joe Young was I believe the only movie with my grandfather’s name listed in the screen credits and the two pictures were up against each other, Mighty Joe Young vs.
One Saturday a couple of trainers were trying to teach Loretta Young just enough so that she’d be able to skate once or twice around. Well, she was terriﬁed [laughs]! The trainers never got more than six inches away from her because they didn’t want her to fall and injure herself, because that would delay production and be a disaster. ” The ﬁrst time Dad went to the Academy Awards was when he was nominated for Tulsa ; he’d already won for Wonder Man so I guess my mother had a little more leverage at that point.