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By Tom Weaver

During this jam-packed jamboree of conversations, greater than 60 motion picture veterans describe their reviews at the units of a few of the world's such a lot liked sci-fi and horror videos and tv sequence. together with groundbreaking oldies (Flash Gordon, 1000000 B.C.); Fifties and Sixties milestones (The battle of the Worlds, Psycho, condo of Usher); vintage schlock (Queen of Outer area, assault of the Crab Monsters); and cult television favorites (Lost in house, Land of the Giants), the discussions supply a frank and engaging behind-the-scenes glance. one of the interviewees: Roger Corman, Pamela Duncan, Richard and Alex Gordon, Tony "Dr. Lao" Randall, Troy Donahue, Sid Melton, Fess Parker, Nan Peterson, Alan younger, John "Bud" Cardos, and dozens extra.

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Of Toko-Ri, all 1⁄12th scale. They’d built ’em at the studio and then they brought them out to Mint Canyon and proceeded to fit them in the landscaping. Charlie Baker knew that I was “into” miniatures, so he let me help a little bit with the landscaping. The railroad was O scale, and I was really interested in watching them build it around and through the miniature Toko-Ri. Then, getting that put to bed, they launched into The Ten Commandments big-time. Mr. DeMille had already been working on it for about a year at this point; the whole deal took about two and a half years, and there was a hard deadline because Paramount had already scheduled the theaters.

They’d built ’em at the studio and then they brought them out to Mint Canyon and proceeded to fit them in the landscaping. Charlie Baker knew that I was “into” miniatures, so he let me help a little bit with the landscaping. The railroad was O scale, and I was really interested in watching them build it around and through the miniature Toko-Ri. Then, getting that put to bed, they launched into The Ten Commandments big-time. Mr. DeMille had already been working on it for about a year at this point; the whole deal took about two and a half years, and there was a hard deadline because Paramount had already scheduled the theaters.

And Johnny didn’t go for a similar reason—he had a new baby. In the hospital, they gave Dad concentrated blood transfusions to keep his blood level up, but he never really got any better. Nowadays there would be a possibility my brother or I might have been a bone marrow match for him, but they weren’t doing that in 1965–1966 and aplastic anemia was 100 percent fatal in those days. They kept giving him transfusions, and he was able to work in between transfusions. After a transfusion, he’d get better and he could work for a while, but because he wasn’t producing any red blood cells of his own, he would soon go downhill and have to go back into the hospital and get another transfusion that would help him to be okay for a while.

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