By Tom Weaver
During this jam-packed jamboree of conversations, greater than 60 motion picture veterans describe their reports at the units of a few of the world's such a lot liked sci-fi and horror video clips and tv sequence. together with groundbreaking oldies (Flash Gordon, a million B.C.); Nineteen Fifties and Sixties milestones (The battle of the Worlds, Psycho, apartment 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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You’re looked after entirely. We’re looking forward to going to the Home. ] It was the fans, and also people who were in the industry. One night, I’m at a friend’s house in Sherman Oaks, a fellow who played on Matlock, did 40 Matlocks as the judge. Richard Newton. He gives me a glass of wine, and then I had a second glass [laughs], and I start telling a story. A story of my life, in a sort of haphazard way, for about an hour. When I get through, he says, “My God, House. ” He was very sincere about it.
So of course here my mother would put out these meals and my dad would sit there and pick, and eat very little of it. He didn’t mean it this way, but to my mother, that was like a criticism. She was showing that she loved him by preparing these wonderful meals, and he, always trying to stay thin, wasn’t very accepting of it. If he had eaten everything that my mother ﬁxed, he would have weighed 300 pounds easy [laughs]! When it ﬁnally just all collapsed, it was neither one of their faults. ” Dad softened in terms of family, he started loosening up, and a little bit of himself started coming out, and they had a relationship that they’d never had before.
So he got together with Pinewood Studios in London and he worked there for the last years of his life. By this time he’d divorced my mom and he was now remarried and living in a suburb of London, Iver Heath, with the woman he had been seeing for ... many years. Dad had met Gladys some time in the mid–1940s, in the dining room of the Papillon Hotel in Mexico City when he went down there to check on the deLee Company, a ceramic company that he had invested in. ] Gladys, as I understand it, was a very “international”-type woman who had been married a couple of times and had lived all over the world.
A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers by Tom Weaver