Archive for Julie Adams

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: Pent-Up Passion from the Devonian Age Unleashed! (April, 1954)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by WB Kelso















As the legend goes, it was while working for Orson Wells, back in the Mercury Theater days, that producer William Alland first heard the tales of a legendary fish-man that lived somewhere way upstream in the backwaters of the Amazon river. And these tales, told by famed Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, eventually germinated into one of the most iconic cinematic monsters ever conceived and executed on film. And though it’s usually one of the first things that come to mind while thinking about 3-D pictures, but truthfully, Creature from the Black Lagoon was one of the last big features to use the already rapidly waning process.

I’ve been lucky enough to see a 3-D print of both Creature and its sequel, Revenge of the Creature, and the differences between seeing them flat and seeing them topographical is like the difference between how long Ben Chapman and Riccou Browning can hold their breath underwater. And now, with advances in home video technology, we all can see the Gill-Man unrequited quest for love in all it’s Stereo-Scopic glory!

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Universal International / P: William Alland / D: Jack Arnold / W: Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross / C: William E. Snyder / E: Ted J. Kent / M: Joseph Gershenson, Henry Mancini, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein / S: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Whit Bissell, Nestor Paiva

Project M7 (1953) Two Cities Films :: Universal Pictures / EP: Earl St. John / P: Antony Darnborough / D: Antony Darnborough / W: William Fairchild, John Pudney (novel) / C: Desmond Dickinson / E: Frederick Wilson / M: Benjamin Frankel / S: Phyllis Calvert, James Donald, Robert Beatty, Herbert Lom, Muriel Pavlow

Da’King Lives! :: A Singing, Swinging Wrangler Turned Loose on a All-Girl Dudette Ranch! (July, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2012 by WB Kelso








Ladies and Gentlemen, Boils and Ghouls, meet my favorite Elvis movie.

Video courtesy of aydin keskin.

Once more, and once again, when our boy’s latest gig goes up in smoke due to some rowdies, luck is with him as his latest dust-up lands him a job at an all-girl dude ranch / fat farm. But just when you think the plot is locked in, Tickle Me takes a sudden and drastic 180-degree turn from sagebrush slapstick to haunted house spook-show treasure hunt, where the whole thing comes off as an unused Three Stooges script. Well, turns out there’s a reason for that.

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.


Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Tickle Me at 3B Theater.

Tickle Me (1965) Allied Artists P: Ben Schwalb, Emanuel L. Wolf / D: Norman Taurog / W: Elwood Ullman, Edward Bernds / C: Loyal Griggs / E: Archie Marshek / M: Walter Scharf / S: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney, Merry Anders, Allison Hayes