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Friday, May 13, 2011

THE NIGHT CREW Episode 6 - with David Del Valle

This time out, Thom and Sean The Butcher discuss some of the recent stuff they've been watching, Andrew Mack returns with the Twitch News Of The Week, Phillip Nutman aka The World's Most Unlikely Cowboy rides back in to throw out some love for The Proffessionals, and old time Hollywood expert and devout "Monster Kid" author David Del Valle dishes up recollections and tosses some divine dirt around about his time spent in the presence of some of THE greats of moviedom.
We also discuss David's new book LOST HORIZONS BENEATH THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN  where "David Del Valle, writer, curator, collector, and Hollywood historian, takes you on a first person tour of the man-made Shangri La beneath the Hollywood sign, ultimately descending into the smog-shrouded netherworld of Lost Horizons. His candid recollections prove to be a celebration of contrasts, as David hangs out with the reigning pop culture icons of the day, Timothy Leary, Christopher Isherwood, Terry Southern, and Kenneth Anger. David maintained a life-long passion for those artisans that created the Horror genre. He grew up as a monster-watching kid of the 1950s, watching those films unfold on television, and his interactions with genre personalities like Vampira, John Carradine, Christopher Lee, and Barbara Steele testify to his devotion to their legacy. The book also delves into his long relationships with Vincent Price and Curtis Harrington during twenty-five years of living in Beverly Hills, as well as unforgettable moments such as introducing Hermione Baddeley to the Avant Garde filmmaker Rainer Fassbinder in a West Hollywood leather bar while Martha Raye searched her purse for poppers. Ken Russell, one of David's favorite directors, was fond of reminding David "Every day in Tinsle town is Halloween." Enter the realm of Lost Horizons and discover that you are no longer a tourist. You are now one of the attractions."


Also. for some seriously prime reading, check David's web world outlets at THE DEL VALLE ARCHIVES blogspot, and over at Films In Review where his CAMP DAVID column is running. Seriously people, click over, it's addicting stuff, and you won't find anything else quite like it anywhere. You can trust this is not the last time you will be hearing Mr. Del Valle here on our show!

 

Plus we have the usual selection of schizophrenic music, trailers, and all the goofball antics that can only mean one thing...you are on THE NIGHT CREW!





If you'd rather carry us with you, then click here to download Episode 6 of the show as an Mp3 to load onto the player of your choice!

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