The Ominous Octopus

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Evelyn Ankers

From Captain Bijou on facebook.

Horror film favorite, Evelyn Ankers (1918-1985) was a busy lady at Universal Pictures in the 1940s. Between 1941 and 1943, she appeared in twenty films for the studio, seven of which were chillers or had screenplays with fantastic elements. Here show displays her credits to MAD GHOUL director, James P. Hogan and star, David Bruce.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

"The Phantom Superman!"

From the Wayne Boring Group on facebook.

A Superman story from ACTION COMICS #199, Dec. 1954.

The presence of Luthor and a "Phantom Superman" in this story remind me of the serial ATOM MAN VERSUS SUPERMAN. It's likely that the serial was an influence on this story.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Harvey Hits #1 - The Phantom

This comic book reprints Phantom comic strips, along with a Jungle girl story.

Reblogged from https://pappysgoldenage.blogspot.com/


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Western Stars Appear On Television Special

From Captain Bijou on facebook.

WHEN THE WEST WAS FUN - Over 50 popular Hollywood actors and actress associated with big and small screen westerns were rounded up for this enjoyable ABC-TV special, Glenn Ford hosted the once-in-a lifetime sagebrush reunion, which aired on June 5, 1979 was sponsored by the Buick division of General Motors..
The biggest western star of all, John Wayne, was ailing and could not attend, but was given special mention by Glenn Ford during the program. The Duke died on June 11, six days after this program was telecast..
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans appeared on the show, but are not in this group picture. Gene Autry did not appear on the show.

Front row: Dewey Martin, Johnny Crawford (in tennis clothes), Chuck Connors, Glen Ford, Alan Hale Jr., Henry Darrow, Larry Storch, Neville Brand, Second row: Denver Pyle, Iron Eyes Cody, Harry Lauter, Jeanette Nolan, Linda Cristal, John Ireland, Mark Slade, Joe Bowman, Fred Putnam, 3rd row: Pat Buttram, Milburn Stone, Dan Haggerty, Guy Madison, Rex Allen, John Bromfield, Keenan Wynn,Jackie Coogan, 4th row: X-Brands, Bill Williams, Michael Ansara, Slim Pickins, Dick Jones, Don Diamond, Ken Curtis, John Russell, Peter Brown, James Drury, 5th row: Red Cameron, Jock Mahoney, Jack Kelly, Tony Young, John McIntire, Ty Hardin, Lee Van Cleef, Will Hitchins, Terry Wilson, Clayton Moore, Doug McClure.


Monday, May 21, 2018


This time Torchy changes her hair color, and tries a different job.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Bob Hope And Jayne Mansfield

From "Captain Bijou" on facebook.

TROUPE CARRIER - Jayne Mansfield carries Bob Hope off an airplane at the Burbank Airport on December 27, 1957. Jayne was one of the stars that had accompanied the legendary comedian on as a member of his annual Christmas USO tours. Starting on December 17, the troupe performed for U.S. troops in Hawaii, Okinawa, Japan and Korea.


Bob Hope And Jayne Russell

Bob Hope and Jayne Russell in a publicity photo for SON OF PALEFACE.