Sunday, April 21, 2013

Just Got Mine! Like Him! Lick Him!

I just received my Peter Cushing centennial stamp and envelope postmarked on the first day issued.  It's #90 out of 100 issued.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

more Jess Franco @ Cannes 5/16/92

Welles' uncompleted film finished by Jess Franco!
Jess and Orson Welle's companion, Oja Kodar
Jess and Oja

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

More Memories Of Jess...

Jess Franco and Lina Romay at the press conference for Orson Welles' DON QUIXOTE @ the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.  Quentin Tarantino was there for RESEVOIR DOGS and wanted to meet Jess but couldn't make it.

Jess & Lina (aka Candy Coster) @ Chiller Theatre '96 with their favorite fanzine!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Remembering Jess Franco (1930-2013)

 (photo credit: Lina Romay)
Jess Franco, one of the most (if not THE most) prolific and eclectic filmmakers in cinematic history, has passed away.  I only met him two times but we had mutual friends and kept in touch over the years through them.  Thankfully, I'm confident that generation after generation of new fans will discover his wide range of work (as well as the wildly wide range of quality!) and be entertained, thrilled, shocked and revulsed by it for centuries to come.  Franco's work lives on!  That's a fact.