Shrimpenstein!

Started by Gory Glenn, May 22, 2015, 05:17:52 PM

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Gory Glenn

Quote from: Monster Bob on May 23, 2015, 01:15:34 PM
I own this prop. Those are the front doors of THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Iron Maiden #2 attached to the back set wall, also used in the TV reunion movie HALLOWEEN WITH THE ADDAMS FAMILY. It was also used in a film called CHAMBER OF HORRORS (1967). Pretty sure that was the flick, anyway. It's been a while since I've seen it.

That's amazing that you own that prop Bob! What a piece of history.

Anthony Caranci

I too grew up in Southern California. And I do remember KHJ Channel 9. Ted Myers was still alive back then, and his voice was always heard on the air. I grew up in Glendora CA. I did love that show, in fact I sent away for a Shrimpenstein puppet, but never received it. I was heartbroken.

Gene Moss was over the top! RIP Gene, and thank you.

Mord

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Quote from: Haunted hearse on May 22, 2015, 07:18:45 PM
There was a thread where I brought the show up, and I had a link to a video of it.  Somebody mentioned they had the very iron maiden prop that was used on the set.  Does anybody remember when Dr. Von Schtick and Shrimpenstein hosted an evening showing of "4d Man" (1959) one evening on KHJ 9?

Glad to have encountered this posting: I well remember the special 4D MAN/Shrimpenstein evening! Always nice to know there's someone else out there who does, too.

LA's own Million$Movie, on KHJ-TV, inaugurated its weeklong showing of 4D MAN with Mon nite hosting by Dr Von Schtick & Shrimpy. During commercial break, the former aped Robert Lansing's matter-penetrating experiment & proceeded to get his arm stuck halfway into a footlong submarine sandwich. And, as the saying goes, havoc ensues.

Re the small-run Shrimpenstein puppet briefly sold locally in the late 60s: it seems to have been made by the late Tony Tierney, one of the hopeful young makeup fans who occasionally merited a foto in very early Famous Monsters, & who went on to do DRACULA VS FRANKENSTEIN & MUMMY VS THE CURSE OF THE JACKALS. It's a beautifully-crafted toy, down to Shrimpy's fun fur vest.