Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 3:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: OMG Ricki! The Uninvited! Sue and I must've seen this movie a dozen times on TV, clinging to each other in fright!The Birds, The House on Greenapple Lane (in the final scene, the woman is found hiding in the bathtub, and she looks like she's dead. I was so scared that I made my mom go into the bathroom to make sure the coast was clear. She called to me to come in; when I opened the door there she was sitting in the tub!!! OMG I am cracking up just remembering how I ran screaming to my room!
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 2:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: The Plaza Theater was closed and boarded-up the whole time I lived in Hawthorne, so I never saw a movie there either. I did see a double-feature of "Gorgo" and "Babes In Toyland" (the Annette Funicello/Frankie Avalon one) at a theater on Western & Imperial (The Southside?) back in '61.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 2:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: I seem to recall hearing that one of our c/o 69 classmates, Lamont Colwell, played one of the school kids in the movie "The Birds". ???
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Regarding rum and milk in "The Fly," at the suggestion of Diane Kachmar, co-author of the book "The Fly At Fifty," I checked the original short story (included in the book) by George Langelaan and rum and milk is in there, but no explanation as to why that was requested. Also at her suggestion, I listened to David Hedison's commentary on the DVD and while milk and rum were brought up, it didn't shed any light either. I guess that is a Hollywood mystery that will remain a mystery.
Name: Blob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 2:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: I hate to admit but I never went into the Plaza Theater. I guess we always went to Westchester or Inglewood to see a picture show. Judy Dear; I’ll be in the Antarctic in December on expedition, I’ll keep an eye out for the Blob!
Name: Patricia Nahring ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 11:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: It is with deep sorrow to say that my cousin Armando Hernandez, class of 1978 passed away this morning at the age of 50. He will be missed by all who loved him.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 11:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, Jim P.; Maybe that's why the Polar ice pack & glaciers are crumbling. Maybe the BLOB is coming back to life with all this aleged Global Warming. Jorge
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 9:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, J.B.; Thanks for letting us drift off of total HHS & Hawthorne related stuff, I know it makes you cringe & it is your site. But it did get some play didn't it LOL. Gary, did you ever notice how busy the candy/popcorn consession stand got with kids when the scary parts of the movies played. I know I was in line with all the other scardy cats, but I was just out there to get some candy, I wasn't scared, yeah right. Jorge
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 9:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, California
Message: It is with a sad heart that I post the passing of a one true friend and Cougar mainstay, Dewey Storie today over in Arizona. Dewey was the Trainer, Equipment Manager, Assistant to Doc Berman and, my favorite, Coors Beer Buddy. While working with the Varsity football team 1970 -'73, Dewey was always there for us players. Whatever we needed we could always count on Dewey. Equipment modifications, taping, making sure we all had our gear ready and my favorite, a cold brew following the games. He never had to fit in, he was in, with all of us. He will always be remembered for his hard work and true friendship. My prayers go to out to his new bride Melanie and his family.
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 9:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: Judy, they dropped the blob plop into the ice at one of the poles – probably north. And Mike, I saw Jaws in Greece. It was hard to enjoy the sea after that. One day while swimming at a great beach here near Athens, I had been quit a ways out so that I could dive off of a platform, plus there were a lot of topless girls sunbathing there. Of course, there were a lot of topless girls everywhere on the beach. This is Europe. Anyway, after getting my fill – of diving of course - I decided to go back to the beach. As I was swimming I caught this black thing out of the corner of my eye following me in the water. I looked like a motor boat in the water, but tired out pretty quickly. Then I looked back to see if IT was still following me. IT was! Motor boat time again. But as it turned out IT was my shadow on the sand below me. We have such clear water here that you can easily see way down into it. But didn’t I feel just a little stupid – well, a lot stupid - and a big chicken to boot. Not much related to HHS here, in fact nothing. Sorry Baker. Be good guys!
Name: Gloria Achrem ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 7:45 am - HHS Time
Message: I watched Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Ricki and was scared to death! (Sad that we just lost Kevin McCarthy? last week or so.) Another film I unfortunately watched with Ricki, The Birds. I was so scared (5 years old or so) I asked to sleep with her. Once we settled down, She rapidly made her hand go up and down under the covers and screamed, "It's one of the BIRDS!!!" Amazing I made it to my 6th birthday after having an absolute heart attack! Scariest movie EVER....Rosemary's Baby.
Name: Judy D ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 7:38 am - HHS Time
Message: No one seems to remember how THE BLOB was finally done-away with. I do remember, but wonder if anyone else does. (no fair googling it either ) A hint is "it's still alive somewhere." (probably still under my bed on Sundale Ave) Another less scary pic was "THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN." It was great to see how he handled himself from 6 feet to smaller and smaller..and all the things he could do with a simple piece of thread and a straight pin. And he had to keep changing clothes. For a while he even lived in a box of matches.
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 7:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Roseville, CA
Message: These old horror flicks are all good... but the one that freeked me out was "JAWS!!!". I was auditing a company in Eureka, Ca along with another CPA. We were spending the week in Eureka & decided to take in a movie... JAWS!!! The other guy was about 6'4" & about 250 pounds... big guy... I was white knuckling this movie & when the head fell out of that underwater scene, we about jumped in each other's laps. Then when I went home, I could not swim in my (black) pool at night. I knew that shark couldn't be in my pool, but my mind didn't want to take that chance..
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 1:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: OOOh Rikki you are so right about Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Although I didn’t see it at the Plaza, but rather when I was in seventh grade and living in North Carolina, it was, nevertheless, one of those movies that you never forget. Because I grew up in a show biz environment, I always thought that the movie had a political message. It was 1956 and the McCarthy communist, witch hunts were very much a real thing to me. But the whole premise was terrifying, still is. And Dr. Bickers, I think you and I left the theatre at the same time i.e. right after they showed that creepy webbed arm sticking out of the rocks! You made me laugh so much with, “I was soooo gone” – meeee too! Does anyone remember whether or not they ran the Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D at the Plaza? This was a classic horror flick that I have never seen on television nor have I ever seen it available in DVD form. Does anyone remember seeing It Came from Outer Space in 3D? I loved all those 3D flicks – House of Wax also comes to mind. I remember Charles Bronson in that one! I haven’t seen any of the modern 3D movies – too expensive, but I would really like to see at least one! We don’t have an IMAX (sp?) here in Greece except at the planetarium, but what I saw there was really spectacular. Love all these comments – keep them coming!
Name: Diane Hollinger ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Paso Robles, CA
Message: Hi Everyone, It was neat reading your feedbacks... Neil, really good to put a current face to my old memories....Muah! Diane
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 8:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: tucson, AZ
Message: Has anyone out there ever seen "The Uninvited" with Ray Milland? It was made in the '40's and to this day I still cannot watch it and sleep. If you've never seen it you should get a copy. My mom introduced it to me when I was in high school and it was so scary that I had trouble sleeping with the light off. The Exorcist had me sleeping with the light on for about 6 months. Third in line was the first "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Those pods were terrifying. Remember, I'm an artist with a very vivid imagination.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 8:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sacramento valley AZ
Message: You guys and gals from the fiftys and early sixtys got the lucky dog pass! your Horror movies could be related to everyday life, Movie's Like The Blob, Attack of the giant Woman, Creature from the black lagoon, etc, Would cause extreme cuddling by the sweeter sex! We in the late seventy's would have to hold our lunch down for movie's Like Texas chainsaw massacre, Friday the 13th, etc, Just blood and guts crap. By the way the movie, Attack of the giant Woman, absolutely freaked me out when I was a lil poop! I don't know why? But I ended up marrying her. Please shoot mee Lol
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 7:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, ca
Message: Does anyone remember the "Blob" stuff you could get? Kinda looked like canned cranberry jelly but was just play stuff, or stuff to play with. You couldn't mold it or stack it or dry it, come to think of it, it was just stuff.
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 6:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LongBeach
Message: Most faithful of the sidekicks had to be Tonto. Every time the Lone Ranger (how could he be lone if he had a sidekick?) needed to know what was going on in a town, he sent Tonto in, and the townspeople would beat the crap outta poor Tonto. Always was hoping Tonto would get emancipated. Lone Ranger: You go to town Tonto and see what the townspeople are doing. Tonto: No! Every time Tonto goes to town, townspeople beat heck outta Tonto. You go kemo sabe.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 4:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills Ca/Santo Borracho A
Message: Well After a dry spell here @ CT ... The subject mater has really goten us away from .... What ever it is us old farts do ... We can't remember what the hell we were doing 10 minuthes ago LOL! But boy ask us to tell a story from the Plazza!! Im still wondering what the color of the neon "Plazza" tower was ?? . ... But hey Riki! If your bro still has those Hoppy pistols you may want to sneak over their and grab emmm! Their worth a small fortune! And Hoppy would be proud of ya! ... And @ mi amiga Sharon ... Yes Corigans is a great steak house! I also love all the western stuff on the walls. And yes Coragainville is my fav, place to walk my dog! It's just down the canyon from where i live .Hopefuly i will have a Cougar sighting their some day .... And yes my dog will take a bullet for me ... And Patty ... YES! XM old radio shows! The Best! Gary! Shame on you! You boooooe'd Woody ? LOL! ... I l still love the road runner and the Coyote! I remember crying when we watched Davey Crocket die in the Alamo ...And don't forget all those great Disney Movies!
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 4:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Almond Capital, Ca
Message: I remember my mom letting the teenage girl across the street from us take me to The Plaza to see The Blob. I was so excited because I got to go without my brother. I can't remember how old I was but I do remember that she attended HHS. Her name was Letria Cassoni and she used to babysit my brother and I on rare occasions. And remember the movie The Invisible Man? Again, I can't remember if I saw it at a theater or on TV but I always thought that was a cool movie.
Name: Adrianne Dealejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 4:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: A number of sleep loss movies at The Plaza. Yes, I was scared for weeks after The Blob. The Fly wasn't much better. I found if the scene became too much with the 3D glasses, I took them off and hid behind the seat. My sister had no problems with them. Now I need your help with a movie I know exists, because some years later it was on T.V. It was shown during the time of the others. It's a huge ugly mansion. There is a monstrous fireplace. You had to open up a special entrance to the fireplace. On the other side was a dungeon with cages and bars. A doctor had stolen people to do experiments on them making them hideous and frightening. Eventually they all broke out and started killing everyone normal. Scared the bajeebers out of me.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 2:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John; Another good subject, cowboy hero's & sidekicks. Duncan Reynaldo & Leo Carrillo, Fess Parker & Buddy Ebsen, Rex Allen & Slim Pickens, Tex Ritter & Slim Andrews to name a few, I know there are more. Jorge
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 12:55 pm - HHS Time
Message: I was cracking up at Jim Peppers stories. I remember The Biscuit Eater had a scary scene I so remember hiding behind the seatback trying not to look and just as I peeked a very scary man with a scared up face appeared in a swamp and I am sure I screamed. And let us not forget Gabby Hayes and Smiley Burnette two very important side kicks.
Name: Diane Carrothers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 30, 2010, 11:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: Marquez,Texas
Message: Does anyone know how to get ahold of Christina Hill or her brother Chris Hill? Please let me know been looking for them for a long time they are good friends of mine growing up . Chris would have graduated in 1973 and Tina later a year or two.