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Inside the Worlds of Irwin Allen with Author Marc Cushman

“I believe we have the biggest, most colorful circus film ever made. Ours is no ordinary three-ring tent show. It is the circus of our childhood dreams, when everything was greater and grander than they could be in real life.” Irwin Allen was talking about his new movie The Big Circus when he gave that quote to a reporter, but… Read more »

Retro TV Toy: Kolonel Keds Space Whistle with Lost in Space Tie-in

Our fun, little find of the week is a promotional giveaway from Keds sneakers. According to the letter, Keds was going to run a Spring Promo inviting kids to join the Kolonel Keds Club by purchasing a pair of Keds sneakers. Along with a membership card, each child would receive a cool whistle that looks like a space capsule in… Read more »

Irwin Allen Mentions: How to Survive Show, Damp Dangers and More

I’m always amazed by how often Irwin Allen’s name, shows and movie references pop up all over the place. Here are a couple of new ones I came across this week: Damp Dangers! Remembering DESTINATION INNER SPACE and LEVIATHAN Blum House Productions reviewed two movies on their blog and left this reference. “What really sinks this ship is that monster…. Read more »

Broadway Review: Disaster-Movie Spoof ‘Disaster!’

Disaster is a musical parody of 70’s disaster films, primarily Poseidon Adventure and Earthquake. Does the play live up to its name? Read the review from Yahoo: Calling all disco queens. Get out your best polyester frock and fluff up your fro — it’s party time on the Barracuda, the casino riverboat bound for destruction in “Disaster!,” a ridiculously if… Read more »

Remembering Remco’s Earthquake Tower and Rescue Playset (1976) | Flashbak

I cannot believe this was a real toy and I even more can’t believe that I never owned one. Now here is a disco-decade toy that Irwin Allen — the cinematic master of disaster — would have likely approved of. Source: Remembering Remco’s Earthquake Tower and Rescue Playset (1976) – Flashbak

Daredevil Lost Tales by Irwin Allen | Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

I thought I knew all there was to know about Irwin Allen, but I had no idea that he had ever worked on any super hero project. What’s even stranger is that this script was listed on ebay and we missed it. Just as well, though, since Kuljit Mithra (the person who bought the script) deserves it! He wrote up… Read more »

Irwin Allen Moment: OJ Simpson and Marcia Clark

I am constantly amazed by the number of Irwin Allen references I find in the strangest places. Today’s mention comes from the book “Without a Doubt” by Marcia Clark. I picked it up at the used bookstore because I’ve been watching the new series The People vs OJ Simpson. This quote is from the book: “I watched helplessly as the… Read more »