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So, is this a bad time to tell you that Larry Buchanan was really a woman? Or...... (Only kidding! Don't wanna start any CHFB controversy! Haha)Grant wrote: In spite of it being an odd controversy (one that even shows up in my "Fortean" books and magazines, which is where I read about it), I have no interest in the idea of Mona Lisa being a man. Not because I'm touchy about it, but just because transvestism is one of those really worn-out pop culture subjects to me.
What's really cool is, the person who posted this movie on her Youtube channel is Dawn McGhee, the daughter of Bill McGhee. Bill acted in CURSE OF THE SWAMP CREATURE, TRAIL OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD, HIGH YELLOW, and also S.F. Brownrigg's DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. Dawn's channel:NickMoose wrote: Here is a find! High Yellow with the drop dead gorgeous, 60's siren, Cynthia Hull, who we all had a boner over in Attack of the the Eye creatures! Larry truly was a progressive thinker for his day!
But wasn't this movie made in color? Black n' white print.
There's an old thread where the question of when the Azaleas premiered was kicked around - much of the info below was culled from that thread, which can be found HERE, and I've added a few details that I've turned up recently from other sources...odradek5 wrote: I've been curious about exactly when these films first aired/were released, vs. when they were produced. IMDb has some of the information. To summarize:
The Eye Creatures: produced 65, aired 6710
Zontar, Thing from Venus: produced 66, aired 6712
Curse of the Swamp Creature: produced 66, aired 6802
Mars Needs Women: produced 67, aired ?
In the Year 2889: completed 6705, aired ?
Creature of Destruction: produced 67, aired ?
It's Alive!: produced 69, aired 7003
I'd like to find the missing dates. This leads to another question. I've seen it claimed that they were a rush job for AIP-tv. If so, why the long delay (2+ years, if the above is correct) to get them on tv?
It just occurred to me that this airdate is problematic if the "15 New Science Fiction" package was intended to debut during the '68/'69 TV season.Paul Haight wrote:CREATURE OF DESTRUCTION: don't know exactly when this was filmed, but it was definitely part of the "second wave" of Azaleas; earliest confirmed TV listing = Feb 3 '68.
What the Hell is "Night Star Goddess of Electra!?"Paul Haight wrote: My theory that the AIP packages were targeted to coincide with the regular TV seasons was simply incorrect. The article below states that the titles in the "15 New Science Fiction" package would begin airing in October '67, and the "first run" would last until July 1969.
So, that Feb '68 premiere date for CREATURE OF DESTRUCTION is not problematic at all.
Awesome! Thanks! I checked out the Wikipedia. "Rome Against Rome," "War of the Zombies," or "Night Star: Goddess of Electra!" Which is the goofiest title for a peplum!? Even if it had no other redeeming qualities, I would still have to watch this thing for the titles alone!!odradek5 wrote: It's this peplum: Rome against Rome .
That's very good because, as I recall, it does have no other redeeming qualities.Even if it had no other redeeming qualities, I would still have to watch this thing for the titles alone!!
yeah, its pretty dull.Grant wrote: In spite of it being an odd controversy (one that even shows up in my "Fortean" books and magazines, which is where I read about it), I have no interest in the idea of Mona Lisa being a man. Not because I'm touchy about it, but just because transvestism is one of those really worn-out pop culture subjects to me.
"IF YOU CAN STAND TO LOOK AT THEM!!" -Now that just made me wish Eye Creatures had been theatrically released, just so we could get a trailer with a bombastic announcer saying that over images of the Eye Creatures. And the announcer should also bombastically say the title as "The Attack of the THE Eye Creatures!!"Paul Haight wrote: Dec '67 ad for first Chicago airing of THE EYE CREATURES:671214-azalea-tec-ad-2b.jpg
This March '68 listing for ZONTAR suggests that the TV editor at The San Francisco Examiner was an EC comics fan: