SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

WEDNESDAY

4:00 p.m.,  RETRO TV MARATHON

For those arriving early and looking to watch a few rarely-seen and almost forgotten gems of the 1950s and 1960s, we will be screening half-hour episodes of shows we would almost wager you never saw before. Celebrities will include John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, Cloris Leachman, Vera Miles, Alan Young, Marie Windsor, Peter Lawford, Ward Bond, Evelyn Ankers, Zeus Pitts, Buster Keaton, Robert Ryan, Rory Calhoun, Yvonne DeCarlo, and many others!

 

8:00 p.m.,  PRIEST-KILLER  (1971)

This made-for-TV movie stars Raymond Burr as Ironside, a cross-over from his weekly TV series. The crime caper was the pilot for a new series, produced by Burr, titled SARGE. To encourage viewers to tune into the new series, it was promoted that Raymond Burr would be reprising his role as Ironside in the film. So if you thought you saw every episode of IRONSIDE, try this Sunday night cross-over event!

 

10:00 p.m.,  SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER (1977)

Starring Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Taryn Power and weekend guest Patrick Wayne. Sinbad must deliver a prince transformed into a monkey to the lands of the Ademaspai to restore him to his human form in time for his coronation. On the way he must contend with the evil witch Zenobia, her son and their magic, and several nasty-looking Ray Harryhausen beasties.

 

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m.,  TIGER BAY  (1959)

Gille Jenkins (Hayley Mills in her first film), a twelve-year-old tomboy and compulsive liar living in a sordid tenement with her single parent mother, witnesses the murder of an immigrant Polish woman living in an nearby apartment by her former boyfriend, Bronislaus Korchinsky. Gillie lies about the circumstances in order to keep the gun which she discovers where Korchinsky hid it. She ultimately bonds with the killer and misleads the police in their investigation.

 

11:00 a.m.,  LONE RANGER CARTOONS

An hour's worth of LONE RANGER cartoons featuring exciting adventures of the masked hero and his faithful Indian companion.

 

12 noon,  P.J.  (1968)

George Peppard and Raymond Burr star in this rarely-seen detective film. Private eye P.J. (played by Peppard) is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money.

 

2:00 p.m.,  JACK BENNY TV SPECIAL (1965)

Jack Benny had ten hour-long television specials in the 1960s and 1970s, and this was his first. Celebrity guests include Bob Hope, The Beach Boys, Walt Disney, the gorgeous Elke Sommer, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

 

2:00 p.m.  HEROES ON THE AIR

This audio-visual presentation puts the spotlight on those heroes who made their way from comic strips and comic books to radio in the 1930s, including Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy and Superman, as well as some legendary heroes who began in radio... and went on to conquer the world.

 

3:00 p.m.,  SOLAR GUARD FAN CLUB MEETING

Members of The Solar Guard will be screening some rare 1950s science-fiction gems. You do not have to be a member to sit in on the fun!

 

8:00 p.m.,  INTERVIEW WITH TONY DOW AND JERRY MATHERS

 

9:15 p.m.,  TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

 

FRIDAY 

9:00 a.m.,  JOHNNY COOL (1963)

Starring Henry Silva, Telly Savalas, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Richard Anderson and Elizabeth Montgomery in what is considered her sexiest role. A Sicilian hit man is sent to Los Angeles by an exiled American gangster to take revenge on the men who orchestrated his downfall.

 

11:00 a.m.,  JOE PALOOKA FILM SHORTS

From 1936 to 1937, there was a short-lived series of comedy film shorts featuring the comic strip character of Joe Palooka, a prize fighter. Robert Norton played the role of Joe Palooka and SHemp Howard was his comical sidekick Knobby. We will present an hour's worth of these hilarious comedy film shorts.

 

12 noon,  THE VICTIM (1972)

Rarely seen made-for-TV movie starring Elizabeth Montgomery, George Maharanis, and Sue Anne Langdon. A wealthy woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her.

 

1:30 p.m.,  THE NARROW MARGIN (1952)

One of the best film noir thrillers ever made. Stars Charles McGraw and Marie Windsor. When a mobster's widow decides to testify, she goes undercover on board a train going cross-country. A police officer is hired to protect her but the mob has boarded the train determined to make sure she never reaches her destination. (If you are going to see only one or two movies this weekend, be sure to watch this one.) 

 

3:30 p.m.,  ZANE GREY: LEGEND AND LEGACY

Slide show seminar about the history of Zane Grey.

 

5:00  p.m.,  INTERVIEW WITH MARIEL HEMINGWAY, LUCIANA PALUZZI, and MORGAN FAIRCHILD

 

8:00 p.m.,  INTERVIEW WITH ERIK ESTRADA AND LARRY WILCOX

 

9:30 p.m.,  A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA (1968)

Introduced by Luciana Paluzzi on stage, who is the female star in this Italian horror film. While trying to solve a series of murders, a possessive narcotics detective hires a hit-man to kill his unfaithful wife, but the hunter and the hunted soon begin an affair. For the record, this is considered one of the best Italian horror movies ever made. 

 

SATURDAY

9:00 a.m.,  WORLD WAR II CARTOONS

Sixty minutes of vintage cartoons from 1941 through 1945 with some of your favorite cartoon characters exchanging fisticuffs with the enemy.

 

10:00 a.m.,  NIGHT CHASE (1970)

Rarely-seen made-for-TV movie starring David Janssen, Yacht Kotto, Victoria Vetri and Karen Carlson. A man fleeing the scene of his wife's shooting forms an unexpected relationship with the tough cab driver he hires to drive him to the Mexican border. 

 

12 noon, IT'S A GIFT (1934)

What is considered W.C. Fields' best movie and should be on the list as one of the top 100 essential must-see movies. The film concerns the trials and tribulations of a grocer as he battles a shrewish wife, an incompetent assistant, and assorted annoying children, customers, and salesmen. The film reprises routines honed by Fields from his career over the years 1915–1925. (If you are going to see only one or two movies this weekend, be sure to watch this one.)

 

1:30 p.m.,  SMOKE SIGNAL (1955)

Starring Piper Laurie and Dana Andrews in a rarely-seen Western. In New Mexico Territory in 1852, a small replacement cavalry detachment ride into their new post, a fort on the Colorado River, only to find it under attack by Ute Indians. Only nine of the original complement survive and, realising that the Indians will attack again, are forced to flee down the Colorado river on flatboats.

 

7:00 p.m.,  CELEBRITY MEET AND GREET

A great way to close out the weekend before heading home the next morning. Catering service to provide unlimited food and drink for the evening. Big social affair with Hollywood celebrities in attendance. (No autographs permitted during the event.) Held at the same convention hotel. Limited to 200, separate ticket for this event. Security will be provided to ensure only those with tickets can enter. 

 

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