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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Silverscreen Legends

A few months ago the Castro movie theatre in San Francisco featured all three of the 1950's Creature from the Black Lagoon movies - in true 3-D !!
After taking off the 3D glasses and clearing the head a bit (those plastic, coloured glasses makes you dizzy..) one could go upstairs and meet two of the original cast members: Julie Adams (the beauty) and Ben Chapman (the 'beast') - (a photo of both of them from the movie set: Beauty and the Beast).

The light was dim up on the second floor where autographs were being signed and various pieces of Lagoon-memorabilia were on display (and for sale). I wish I had brought some faster film but below are some snaps of the two actors - using a Leica M3 and Tri-X 400 (at about 1/15th).

Ben Chapman signing autographs
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2, Tri-X 400

Julie Adams - still looking good
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2, Tri-X 400


Anonymous John said...

Great shots Rich.

About a year+ ago they were showing a Woody Allen's movie Play It Again Sam at the Balboa and they had Susan Anspach as a guest from the cast and she talked a bit about her roll and the movie. Wasn't as formal a presentation as yours but it was fun nonetheless. When I was living in LA and working at LACMA, they showed Breakfast at Tiffany and they had the one and only Buddy Ebsen as the guest and had a talk. It's great when theaters do things like that.

November 29, 2006 10:00 PM  

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