Julien's Auctions - 15 June 2024 The Irwin Allen Storyboards

An auction takes place on Saturday 15 June 2024 at Julien’s Auctions, dedicated to The Irwin Allen Storyboards. These are all original art pieces including storyboards from The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, and The Swarm. Many of these pieces of artwork were drawn by Tom Cranham.

The Irwin Allen Storyboards (images courtesy of Julien’s Auctions, juliensauctions.com)


The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen by Jeff Bond with foreword by Lost in Space star Bill Mumy (Titan Books, 15 October 2024)

Great news for Irwin Allen fans, especially those who weren’t able to afford or get hold of the original The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen by Jeff Bond. The cost of shipping such a substantial book overseas will have been prohibative for many. Advance orders are now being taken in both the US and UK for a re-release of this amazing book which is being re-published with a fresh cover design and a lower price point by Titan Books on 15 October 2024.

Pre-order from Amazon.com (#ad)

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Up for sale on eBay is the original 32 inch UN Attack Submarine/Polidor filming miniature prop which appeared in both the movie and TV versions of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. This prop is originally from the collection of Academy Award-nominated visual effects specialist Greg Jein. Click on the image or link below to see the eBay listing.

Original 32 inch UN Attack Submarine/Polidor filming miniature prop

eBay – Original 32 inch UN Attack Submarine/Polidor filming miniature prop

UN Attack Submarine Prop Auction Gallery

For more on this prop, please visit the Polidor Prop Gallery


Mark Goddard - Lost in Space

It has been with great sadness that we learned on Friday evening of the passing of Lost in Space star Mark Goddard on 10th October via Bill Mumy on Facebook. Mark and his work have been a feature in our lives for as long as we can remember. Our thoughts tonight are with Mark Goddard’s family and friends including all of the Lost in Space cast who formed lifelong friendships with Mark after working on the show.

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The photo above shows Mark Goddard with his fellow Lost in Space cast mates at the 24th January 2015 Hollywood Show in Los Angeles. Below is a photo we took of two Don Wests in 1998 after the movie premiere in LA.

Two Don Wests at the 1998 Lost in Space Premiere Party - Matt LeBlanc and Mark Goddard

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Heritage Auctions - The Greg Jein Collection Auction, October 14-15, 2023

2023 has brought us some amazing auctions featuring major Irwin Allen props and collectibles, and the 14-15 October 2023 Heritage Auction continued that theme. The Greg Jein Collection Hollywood Platinum Signature® Auction #7278 included several Irwin Allen props. The top sale price for an Irwin Allen related item was $350,000 (including Buyer’s Premium) for the Robot Feet.

The Greg Jein Collection Auction Gallery (images courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com)


A very special lot (#330) comes up for auction at Julien’s Auctions on 6th September 2023 and that is the original “hero” Spindrift Miniature Prop from Land of the Giants which many of you may have seen on display at the Seattle Science Fiction Museum.

Spindrift Supersonic Miniature Prop at Julien’s Auctions

Original hero Spindrift Miniature Prop from Land of the Giants

Spindrift Miniature Prop Auction Gallery with more Auction Details


Carmody McKnight Estate Winery Announces
Land of the Giants Collection

Land of the Giants Launch Party set for August 26
at Le Vigne Winery in Paso Robles

The Land of the Giants Wine Collection

(Paso Robles, CA)–Carmody McKnight Estate Winery has announced the release of their new Land of the Giants collection.  The initial release includes the 2019 Estate Colossal Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2019 Estate Colossal Cuvee. A five-course dinner created by Le Vigne Executive Chef Walter Filippini celebrating the release is scheduled for August 26 in Paso Robles.

Originating from Carmody McKnight’s legendary volcanic West Paso Robles vineyard, the special series of Bordeaux varietal wines are hand-crafted by Winemaker Anthony Gallegos.  Gallegos continues the Carmody McKnight tradition of long barrel aging with minimal intervention. The 2019 Estate Colossal Cabernet and Cuvee both show off the incredible vintage of the nutrient rich volcanic West Paso Robles vineyard. These are serious complex, fruit-forward, giant Bordeaux wines to be enjoyed now and for decades.  The Colossal Cuvee blends Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Star of the cult science fiction TV series, Land of the Giants, Gary Carmody Conway is, along with his wife, former Miss America Marian McKnight Conway, the proprietor of Carmody McKnight Estate Winery.  The Irwin Allen (Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) series is one of the most popular TV series on a worldwide basis ever, airing on hundreds of stations internationally.

Attending the dinner and available to mingle with guests are original cast members Gary Conway (Captain Steve Burton), Heather Young (Betty Hamilton) and Stefan Arngrim (Barry Lockridge).

Land of the Giants Cabernet Sauvignon

The Land of the Giants Cabernet Sauvignon will be paired with the second course of Red Wine Cavatelli with Pancetta & Asiago.  The Colossal Cuvee is featured in the third course alongside Captain Burton’s Braised Bison Short Ribs.

Also poured at the launch dinner alongside the first course of Betty’s Beet Carpaccio with Balsamic Glaze and Fried Capers will be Carmody McKnight’s 2019 Forever Miss America Cabernet Franc.  From the sale of every bottle from the Forever Miss America collection, the winery bestows a gift to the Forever Miss America Scholarship Fund.  This fund has provided decades of commitment to the economic and social advancement of all women through education opportunities and career resourcing.

The dinner opens and closes with courses paired with wines made by the Conway’s daughter Kathleen.  Little People Appetizers will be served with K Estate Sparkling, and the dessert, Very Barry Semifreddo, is matched with her K Estate Port.

The Land of the Giants wine collection labels are designed by renowned comic book artist John Peter Britton who specializes in producing artwork for fantasy and science fiction genre television.  They depict Gary Conway’s character, Captain Steve Burton, being held captive in the hand of a giant.

The Land of the Giants release dinner will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Le Vigne winery located at 5115 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, California, 93446.  The dinner begins at 6:30 pm and tickets are $132 per person, including tax and gratuity.  To purchase tickets, please go here.


Welcome Reception 6:30 pm

Little People Appetizers
Wine Pairing: Kathleen Conway’s K Estate Sparkling 

First Course

Betty’s Beet Carpaccio with Tuscan Volcanic EVOO, Balsamic Glaze and Fried Capers
Wine Pairing: 2019 Carmody McKnight Estate Forever Miss America Cabernet Franc

Second Course
Red Wine Cavatelli with Pancetta & Asiago
Wine Pairing: 2019 Estate Colossal Cabernet Sauvignon

Third Course
Captain Burton’s Braised Bison Short Ribs Accompanied By Creamy Potatoes and Rustic, Caramelized Carrots

Wine Pairing: 2019 Estate Colossal Cuvee 

Fourth Course
Very Barry Semifreddo
Wine Pairing: Kathleen Conway’s K Estate Port 


About Carmody McKnight Estate Winery

Established in 1968 by former Miss America Marian McKnight Conway and actor/artist Gary Conway, Paso Robles-based Carmody McKnight is credited for pioneering the West Paso Robles AVA – Adelaida subdistrict now recognized as a premium viticultural region for Bordeaux and other noble varietals. Located seven miles from the Pacific Ocean and climatically protected by the Santa Lucia Mountains, the legendary estate vineyard, with its three volcanoes, possesses the rarest of viticulturally rich soils making it the epitome of sustainability. The region is also known for its perfect Mediterranean temperature range and climate conditions. Carmody McKnight produces award-winning, limited release Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc varietal wines.  Allocation list members enjoy exclusive access to limited release collector series wines including Land of the Giants and Forever Miss America wines that support women’s educational scholarships.