Archive for the ‘The Towering Inferno’ Category

Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 74

30th September 2015

Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 74

Several Irwin Allen related items including Lost in Space and Land of the Giants costumes are up for auction in the Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 74 (30 September and 1 October 2015).

Hollywood Show Vegas Guest Update

15th November 2011

The cast of The Poseidon Adventure (Ernest Borgnine, Stella Stevens, Carol Lynley, Eric Shea, and Pamela Sue Martin) will be joining the Land of the Giants cast at the Hollywood Show Vegas on Saturday 19 November 2011. Also attending are Land of the Giants guest stars Celeste Yarnall (The Golden Cage) and Bruce Dern (Wild Journey), plus Voyage Movie star Barbara Eden, Mike Lookinland (The Towering Inferno), Lawrence Montaigne (guest in The Time Tunnel), Felix Silla (stuntman on The Towering Inferno), Barbara Luna (Five Weeks in a Balloon), and Vitina Marcus (The Lost World and Lost in Space).

Irwin Allen Competition

4th November 2011

IANN is running a new Irwin Allen competition. Competition closes on 10th November 2011:

Click here for details on how to enter the Irwin Allen Competition

First Prize: UK DVD for Season Two of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Second Prize: Promotional Time Tunnel T Shirt (size XL)

Third Prize: 8 Irwin Allen movie photos including 2 from Towering Inferno, 2 from The Swarm, 2 from When Time Ran Out, 1 from The Story of Mankind (of Chico Marx) and 1 from The Big Circus

Fourth Prize: Fan produced Giants patch, 2 Giants photos, 1960’s Stefan Arngrim photo, and a Stefan Arngrim postcard from his appearance in Switch

Fifth Prize: British 1998 Lost in Space postcard, Colour 10×8 of Mark and Marta, and 3 small photos

Sixth Prize: Original publicity photo from The Night the Bridge Fell Down and Alice in Wonderland, plus a 10×8 of Desi Arnaz Jr. (star of The Night the Bridge Fell Down)

Classic Quad DVD Set 17

11th January 2011

There is a new DVD release combining four movies, three of which are Irwin Allen movies:

Fantastic Voyage
The Lost World
The Towering Inferno
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Secretary Janet in The Towering Inferno

28th October 2009

There has been some debate as to whether Meryl Streep had an early role in The Towering Inferno, playing a secretary named Janet.  We have just learned, courtesy of Joseph Musso, that the role of Janet was played by actress Jennifer Rhodes.

Meryl Streep?

Meryl Streep in Towering Inferno?

2nd October 2009

There has been some debate as to whether Meryl Streep had an early role in The Towering Inferno, playing a secretary named Janet.  Meryl Streep’s first recorded screen role was in 1977, and Towering Inferno was filmed in 1974 when Streep was still at college.  The role of Janet remains uncredited so we would be interested to know if anyone has any definitive information on who played this role.

Meryl Streep?

Towering Inferno released in Blu-Ray format

3rd August 2009

The Towering Inferno has been released in High Definition (HD) Blu-Ray format in the US.  The British PAL version is due out in November 2009.