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August 2010 > Timecode

Abandon all hope ye who enter here

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Alex Stapleton , Ally McMurray , Boxoffice Vault , Cosmin Andriescu , Issuu , King of the B’s: The Independent Life of Roger Corman , Sparktech Software , Webby

KENNETH JAMES BACON Creative Director, BOXOFFICE Media with the white gloves— that our search tools were not of a caliber that you wore white gloves didn’t met their standards or ours. Luckily, we had the you?—who completed fine Ms. McMurray available to scour through the task. ...

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July 2010 > Timecode

Shoveling Coal

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Boxoffice.com

A full year earlier, former Boxoffice editor Ray Greene lead the effort to devise an online version of this magazine. In late 1994, the first online edition of Boxoffice appeared, but instead of typing www. BoxOffice.com, you typed this: www.usc.edu/dept/etc/stand.html, then clicked on a Boxoffice...

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July 2010 > Timecode

Shoveling Coal

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Boxoffice.com , Timecode

SHOVELING COAL The World Wide Web is a wonderful thing unless you’re charged with the task of feeding it KENNETH T he story I’m about to tell would be so In 1995 I was employed as a visual commuch better if I used real names, but for munications manager by Big Giant Company. JAMES BACON r...

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June 2010 > Timecode

The boy from Montana

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Anatomy of a Murder , China , Indiana Jones , Lon Chaney , Michael Bay , Moran of the Marines , Raiders Of The Lost Ark , Richard Dix , Roy Chapman Andrews , South Pacific , Steve McQueen , Tell It to the Marines , The Forbidden City , The Last Emperor , The Sand Pebbles

THE BOY FROM MONTANA He led a life right out of the movies, but I just called him Uncle Paul aviatrix Ruth Elder arrived Belle Loh. on base to shoot Moran of Anna Loh had friends in KENNETH JAMES BACON Creative Director, BOXOFFICE Media B esides blowing stuff up, Mi...

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June 2010 > Timecode

The boy from Montana

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Anatomy of a Murder , China , Indiana Jones , Lon Chaney , Michael Bay , Moran of the Marines , Raiders Of The Lost Ark , Richard Dix , Roy Chapman Andrews , South Pacific , Steve McQueen , Tell It to the Marines , The Forbidden City , The Last Emperor , The Sand Pebbles

search of bones—dinosaur bones. The leader of this group, later to become the director of the American Museum of Natural History, was an adventurer (and some say publicity hound) named Roy Chapman Andrews. It’s now a common belief that Andrews was the inspiration for Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones...

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May 2010 > Timecode

Rocket Man and the Method Man

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Albert Salmi , Big Bad Mama , Have Gun–Will Travel , Richard Basehart , Roger Corman , Star Trek V: The Undiscovered Country , The Brothers Karamazov , The Devil’s Rain , The Intruder , Twilight Zone , William Shatner , Yul Brynner , murder , suicide

CLASSIC COVER BOXOFFICE / July 18, 1977 for the quiet of Spokane, Washington. What had once been a promising career on screen after a stunning debut ended on Earth Day, April 22, 1990, with the firing of two shots. Roberta Salmi was found dead from single round fired from a .25 calibre revolver....

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May 2010 > Timecode

Rocket Man and the Method Man

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Albert Salmi , Big Bad Mama , Have Gun–Will Travel , Richard Basehart , Roger Corman , Star Trek V: The Undiscovered Country , The Brothers Karamazov , The Devil’s Rain , The Intruder , Twilight Zone , William Shatner , Yul Brynner , murder , suicide

TIMECODE KENNETH JAMES BACON > creative director, BOXOFFICE Media Rocket Man and the Method Man One you can’t get away from and one you can’t quite recall O ne of the world’s greatest bartenders—a hall-of-famer, really— is Billy, who plies the tender’s trade at Kafé Neo near our luxur...

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April 2010 > Timecode

Look! Up on the screen…

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Dave Fleischer , Fleischer Studios , Jerry Siegel , Joe Shuster , Max Fleischer , Paramount , Superman

TIMECODE KENNETH JAMES BACON > creative director, BOXOFFICE Media FLEISCHER STUDIOS THE 17 Superman (The Mad Scientist) The Mechanical Monsters Billion Dollar Limited The Arctic Giant The Bulleteers The Magnetic Telescope Electric Earthquake Volcano Terror on the ...

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April 2010 > Timecode

Look! Up on the screen…

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Dave Fleischer , Fleischer Studios , Jerry Siegel , Joe Shuster , Max Fleischer , Paramount , Superman

TIMECODE (continued from page 32) approach and they found their men and women for the job in the Miami studios of Max and Dave Fleischer, home to Mickey’s biggest rival in the movies: Popeye the Sailor Man. While Walt was inventing and refi ning the full-length animated feature with Snow Whit...

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March 2010 > Timecode

We’re in the hospitality business

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Desmond Davis , Jason and the Argonauts , Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head , Ray Harryhausen

continued from page 18 of the fastest elevator. Though the flames rose no higher than the 5th The Deli was one of six restaurants floor, the super-heated black smoke on the casino level of the hotel and encountered no opposition—not none, save the Barrymore Room, even Zeus—as it rose 20 more f...

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March 2010 > Timecode

We’re in the hospitality business

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Desmond Davis , Jason and the Argonauts , Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head , Ray Harryhausen

TIMECODE KENNETH JAMES BACON > creative director, BOXOFFICE Media CLASH OF THE TITANS Directed by Desmond Davis / Written by Beverley Cross MGM 's long-planned blockbuster comes to the screen as We’re in the more of a bust, a sprawling, lifeless film likely to spell doom for any future e...

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February 2010 > Timecode

Werewolf? There wolf.

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: An American Werewolf in London , Bad Moon , Bela Lugosi , Benicio del Toro , Claude Rains , David Naughton , Joe Johnston , Lon Chaney , New Moon , Rick Baker , The Company of Wolves , The Curse of the Werewolf , The Howling , The Werewolf , The Werewolf of London , The Wolf Man , Twilight , Underworld , Universal , Wolf

W ith the upcoming release of Joe Johnston’s big-budget remake of the Universal classic The Wolf Man, I decided to descend into the dank darkness of the BOXOFFICE Vault and snoop around among the stacks of dusty volumes in search of werewolfi sh clippings and art from our glorious past (Happy...

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February 2010 > Timecode

Werewolf? There wolf.

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: An American Werewolf in London , Bad Moon , Bela Lugosi , Benicio del Toro , Claude Rains , David Naughton , Joe Johnston , Lon Chaney , New Moon , Rick Baker , The Company of Wolves , The Curse of the Werewolf , The Howling , The Werewolf , The Werewolf of London , The Wolf Man , Twilight , Underworld , Universal , Wolf

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright. Or so Universal would have you believe. Hollywood—Radio Pictures has signed Creighton Chaney as a stock player. Chaney is the son of the la...

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December 2009 > Timecode

Will the real Elliott Forbes please stand up

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Child Bride , Child Bride of the Ozarks , Dust to Dust , Elliot Forbes , Hennesey , High School Girl , Jackie Cooper , Jesse Owens , Kroger Babb , Mom and Dad , The Prince of Peace , Uncle Tom's Cabin

screened with an intermission, one that included a 20-minute lecture by the “eminent sexual hygiene commentator” Elliott Forbes. During Forbes’ talk, women in nurses’ uniforms would troll the aisles selling a little one-dollar pamphlet called The Secrets of Sensible Sex and two salacious volumes ...

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December 2009 > Timecode

Will the real Elliott Forbes please stand up

by Kenneth James Bacon

Tags: Child Bride , Child Bride of the Ozarks , Dust to Dust , Elliot Forbes , Hennesey , High School Girl , Jackie Cooper , Jesse Owens , Kroger Babb , Mom and Dad , The Prince of Peace , Uncle Tom's Cabin

TIMECODE KENNETH JAMES BACON > creative director, BOXOFFICE Media Will the real Elliott Forbes please stand up or, Kroger Babb, my friend Bobby and the Secrets of Sensible Sex bucks, please)—Kroger Babb and the bee in his exhibition bonnet in 1961—the year the Huskies and their half-bli...

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