12th June 2016 marks the 100th birthday of Irwin Allen, the “Master of Disaster”, and all round king of science fiction and movie making. It’s amazing to think that he was already in his fifties when busy making his quartet of science fiction shows in the mid to late sixties and this shows us all how much can be achieved even in our later years. He has inspired many movie makers who followed in the decades since, and his name and productions are often referred to and compared with when critiquing current day producers’ work. That influence shows no sign of abating as we commemorate Irwin Allen’s 100th birthday. We are working on a number of projects in the coming months and years to help keep his body of work in the public eye well into his second hundred years and beyond. Your input to these projects is a vital and a most welcome contribution to ensuring his legacy for the future. Please feel free to share your Irwin Allen creations, collections, and research any time via our contact page.
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No sooner have we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of television’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, than we are starting to plan for the 50th Anniversary of Lost in Space next year. The year of celebrations begins with a Lost in Space cast reunion at The Hollywood Show being held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA from 23-25 January 2015. Scheduled to attend are June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright, Bill Mumy, Francine York and Lou Wagner.
On Sunday 14th September 2014, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea celebrates the 50th Golden Anniversary of the first broadcast in 1964. In honour of this very special occasion, we have created a commemorative banner, remembering in particular the crew who “sailed” on the Seaview. Celebrations for the 50th anniversary will continue for the rest of the year including a special reunion of remaining crew members at the Hollywood Show in LA in October.
The Hollywood Show on 17-19 October 2014 includes a 50th Anniversary Reunion for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Stars of the series David Hedison, Allan Hunt and Terry Becker are scheduled to attend. The event is being held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA.
The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention will take place August 18, 2013 at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA (across from USC College). Admission is $10.00, five years and under are free. Show Hours: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables of Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, Movie Memorabilia, DVDs, and many other Collectibles. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information.
Audrey Dalton will be signing autographs at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Audrey starred as Dr. Lydia Parrish in a season two, episode seven Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea titled The Deadliest Game. This will be Audrey Dalton’s first and only west coast signing appearance. Audrey will be signing from 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. Some of the other Television series Audrey has starred in are Boris Karloff’s Thriller, The Wild, Wild West, The Girl From UNCLE, Wagon Train, and Bat Masterson. Audrey starred in Classic Horror Movies William Castle’s Mr. Sardonicus and The Monster That Challenged the World. And Audrey starred in the Movie Titanic (with Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, and Robert Wagner), one of the first movies to cover this subject.
Other Guests appearing will be Barbara Leigh (the First Vampirella Warren Magazine Model), Ian Ogilvy (The Saint in The Return of the Saint TV Series, star of Classic Horror Movies Witchfinder General, From Beyond The Grave), Kathryn Leigh Scott and Lara Parker (stars of the original Dark Shadows TV Series), Ann Robinson (star of George Pal’s War of the Worlds, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger TV series), and Georges Jeanty (Artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic Book).
The May 6, 2012 Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention will be held at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA (across from USC College). Admission is $8.00, five years and under are free. Show Hours: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables of Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, DVDs, and many other Collectibles. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information.
At this very moment of time, director James Cameron is at the deepest point at any place in the sea, at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. This is a truly remarkable feat and we are so surprised it isn’t being carried live by any of the news channels. We would have hoped for the red and yellow “breaking news” banners for such a brave and adventurous endeavour. When you think about it, James Cameron is making history by literally taking a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea!