Archive for Carolyn Jones

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: Beauty and Terror Meet in Your Seat as Every Thrill Comes Off the Screen Right at You! (June, 1953)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads, Vintage News Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2012 by WB Kelso














After his unscrupulous business partner leaves him for dead inside their burning waxworks to collect on some insurance money, several years later, the sculptor resurfaces with a new identity and a new venue, including a ghastly chamber of horrors. Also of note, a recent rash of grisly murders have plagued the same city, and in a strange coincidence — too much of a coincidence for the nosy girlfriend of the sculptor’s new assistant — a lot of the new wax figures resemble all of those homicide victims. Will she be able to convince the authorities of her theories before she winds up on display herself? Who am I to ruin a good chase scene. Now. Despite what the ads proclaim, Columbia Pictures’ Man in the Dark managed to beat House of Wax out of the gate by a couple of days, making it the second major studio 3-D effort. However, it should be noted that House of Wax was the first film to use stereo-phonic sound. Based on their earlier film, Mystery of the Wax Museum, Warner’s lucked out when star Vincent Price decided to stay and do the picture instead of heading to London, where the stage was waiting, providing a much needed anchor in a fairly obvious plot. Still, I think director Andre de Toth’s stalk-n-chase sequence through the foggy streets has yet to be topped by any other 3-D film. Don’t believe me? Break out your 3-D glasses and take a look:

Told ya!

Other Points of Interest:

2-D Poster campaign for House of Wax at the Archive.

3-D Poster Campaign for House of Wax at the Archive.

House of Wax (1953) Bryan Foy Productions :: Warner Bros. / P: Bryan Foy / D: André De Toth / W: Crane Wilbur / C: Bert Glennon / E: Rudi Fehr / M: David Buttolph / S: Vincent Price, Phyllis Kirk, Frank Lovejoy, Carolyn Jones, Dabbs Greer, Charles Bronson

Da’King Lives! :: Battling to the Top Against Hoodlums, Gangs and Their Girl-Bait! (July, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by WB Kelso







Video courtesy of SophyaAgain.

This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.

King Creole (1958) Hal Wallis Productions :: Paramount Pictures / P: Hal B. Wallis / AP: Paul Nathan / D: Michael Curtiz / W: Herbert Baker, Michael V. Gazzo, Harold Robbins (novel) / C: Russell Harlan / E: Warren Low / M: Walter Scharf / S: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Vic Morrow

The Creeping Doom Strikes! Frightening Beyond Your Wildest Nightmare! (May, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by WB Kelso





Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Walter Wanger Productions :: Allied Artists / P: Walter Mirisch / D: Don Siegel / W: Daniel Mainwaring, Jack Finney (serial) / C: Ellsworth Fredericks / E: Robert S. Eisen / M: Carmen Dragon / S: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones

The Indestructible Man (1956) C.G.K. Productions :: Allied Artists / P: Jack Pollexfen / D: Jack Pollexfen / W: Vy Russell, Sue Dwiggins / C: John L. Russell / E: Fred R. Feitshans Jr. / M: Albert Glasser / S: Lon Chaney Jr., Max Showalter, Marian Carr, Ross Elliott, Robert Shayne

Erskine Johnson’s Hollywood :: Carolyn Jones (September, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage News Articles, Vintage News Photos with tags , , on May 3, 2012 by WB Kelso