|Above, Kong dominates the Monsterpalooza Museum.|
Along with King Kong, there seemed to be a lot of Erik from The Phantom of the Opera. The Chaney Family had a booth there as did Sara Karloff and Bela Lugosi Jr.
I was pleased to meet and be photographed with Academy Award winning actor Martin Landau. I also saw 2001: A Space Odyssey stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. I had met Gary Lockwood before when I used to patrol in Malibu. He lives at one of our gated community accounts in Point Dume.
Back in the day, I used to pick up copies of G-Fan at the Creature Features store in Burbank to do the highlights summaries for kaiju message boards (as issues tended to be slow in coming). They closed down about 7-8 years ago. They had a booth at the show and they are now open in Arcadia, California. We talked a little and perhaps they will be carrying The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan at their store.
Here's some more from opening day:
|Above, a rather well-done replica Robby the robot from "Forbidden Planet."|
|Above, the crew of the "Orca" from 1975's "Jaws." Great likenesses of
Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss.|
|Above, yours truly with Academy Award winner (for his role as Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood") Martin Landau.|
|Above, Erik and Christine from "The Phantom of the Opera."|
|Above, I took this photo because this reminds me of a co-worker in Malibu.|