Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 4, 2006, 5:06 pm - HHS Time
Message: Sorry Mike, but Roald Dahl wrote the "chocolate factory" books, not the host of the "spookie stuff."
Name: BRUCE HANSON ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 4, 2006, 12:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cathlamet WA
Message: DEAR MIKE I SEE YOU FOUND THE INFORMATION ON WAY OUT. ROLAND DAHL ALSO WROTE THE STORY'S LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER (WHERE THE WIFE FEEDS THE MURDER WEAPON TO THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER)AND MAN FROM THE SOUTH. STEVE McQUEEN & PETER LORRE WHERE McQUEEN HAS TO LIGHT HIS LIGHTER 10 TIMES IN A ROW OR LOSE A FINGER. BOTH ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS IN FACT LAMB WAS ONE OF THE SHOW'S HITCHCOCK DIRECTED. ROLAND ALSO DID A T.V. SHOW IN 1979 CALLED TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. BRITISH BUT DID PLAY HERE IN THE STATE'S. DAHL ALSO WROTE CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY NOVEL & SCREENPLAY 1971 AND SCREENPLAY'S FOR CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (1968)AND YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)007. THERE ARE ALSO BOOKS BY DAHL CALLED TALE'S OF THE UNEXPECTED.
Name: Christine Penny ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 4, 2006, 11:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: Austin TX
Message: I haven't been here in awhile, but there have been some changes in my life....first and foremost I am now officially divorced and have changed back to my maiden name. Only thing is, I can't remember what my log in name or pass word was or if I ever had one. I have also changed my address...blaa blaa blaa, and would like to update the information at Cougartown. So...how do I do this. Thanks Chris
Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 4, 2006, 11:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Addressing Raymonds question about band uniforms...my freshman year the band purchased new uniforms that as I remember could be worn 8 different ways. Drum Majors were either Scottish or military with our own John Biller, then Joe Patterson and finally Pete Ledesma being of the Scottish sort. That meant they carried a "mace" or tall staff. It seemed only fitting then that they wear a kilt, as did the Auxiliary, or tall flag and banner squad. The kilts and head dresses were imported I understand but our blouses were made my Val and Myra Villareals mom. Quite an undertaking if you ask me. The 4 years I was at HHS we did not have a piper however I have vivid memories of Joe Patterson calling out at the beginning of every parade "Regimental band of the Cougar guard...by the center....quick march!" If you know Joe you realize how amazing that was as he was a soft spoken gentleman. Our brass and drum corp did play a Scottish or British ditty before beginning the march. Good times....good times
Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 4, 2006, 9:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Portland, CA
Message: Hello ye'all. I was at work the other day and noticed a particular landmark on my company's calendar. It was "CHIP's" restaurant with St. Joseph in the background! Not a Cougar sighting but a landmark one. I can't ever recall eating there so I'm not sure if the food was good. Now another curious thought enter my head last night. As I was watching the local Parade here in Portland, OR(Starlight Parade) and getting a little wet from the rain, I was admirering the uniforms of the bands of the different schools and thought about HHS Band uniforms. How did it become to be chosen? It seems to have some British Heritage but I'm not sure. And, from what I saw in the parade last night I often wonder if HHS had a Bagpipe musician? I become to enjoy greatly the music of these bands and often wonder of HHS Band has placed special awards of some sort? Have they been ever honored to go to the Rose Parade or to another state?
Name: Michael ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 4, 2006, 2:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Golden, Colorado
Message: Dear Cougs, This is my last comment on this subject...Someone suggested that the show that I mentioned was maybe called 'Way Out', so I Googled it. Sure enough, that was it! And since I was picturing the show from sheer memory (after 45 years) I made some mistakes. First, it came on just AFTER 'The Twilight Zone', not before. Second, it was a NATIONAL show. Third, it DID have a host, named Roald Dahl. Fourth, only FOURTEEN episodes were ever shown. And, Fifth, it was on the air in 1961, NOT in 1960! Also, the episode that I described involved a PHOTOGRAPHER who used a 'magic' chemical to retouch the photos (and thus the faces) of his subjects. AND, only half of his face was covered with 'blank' flesh after the scuffle. Whew! A lot of mistakes! But also a lot of years, and I saw these episodes only once each. The website approvingly called 'Way Out', "The Twilight Zone's twisted sister". Well, there it is. Thanks for your attention, Cougs! Mike
Name: Michael ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 9:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Golden, Colorado
Message: Hey Guys, Thanks, Neil, but it wasn't The Outer Limits. I remember THAT show very well, even its 1990's version. This show maybe wasn't on for an entire season. I remember an episode where an artist used 'magic' paints to do people's portraits. He could make them beautiful or ugly-young or old-all with strokes from his brush. Well, in the final scene he was in his room re-painting his own portrait when somebody he had angered came rushing into the room to 'have it out' with him. During their scuffle, a can of the 'magic' paint got spilled all over the artist's portrait. He howled and immediately fell to the floor. When he finally struggled back up and we could look at his face, there was no visible face: only a large mass of blank, living flesh which completely covered it. That's what I mean by weird. A good show, though. Friday nights in 1960, anybody remember? Thanks, Mike
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 7:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Larry Bach's group was lucky to get to "Uncle Forry's" Ackermansion when they did. He had a stroke about 4 years ago and he couldn't maintain the house anymore, so he sold off a lot of his collection. He still has some and has a mini-Ackermansion. I could have visited it back in 1999, but didn't. A lost opportunity if there ever was one! However, I co-wrote an article about another avid collector of horror memorabila last year: Don Glut. The accompanying photo is a shot of just part of Don's collection.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 7:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview FL
Michael RE another TV Sci-Fi Drama besides Twilight Zone , could it be...The Outer Limits - TV series began in 1963?
?There is nothing wrong with your Television Do Not Attempt to adjust the Picture!-
We are controlling transmission?? This program had a riveting presence , and there was no one like Rod Serling to explain what was going on .
Name: Michael ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 6:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Golden, Colorado
Message: Hello Cougs, Since you guys have been discussing past LA Area horror shows, I have a question about one of them. There was a locally-produced (had to be) weird, but scary, show that played on TV every Friday night in 1960. I remember it being on just before 'The Twilight Zone'. This was, honestly, a weird show-but a good one. Does anyone out there in Cougartown remember this show, and its name? It didn't have a 'ghoul host', but it didn't need one. This show simply presented weird and scary stories-once a week. Thanks Cougs, Phil Jones' Nephew Mike
Name: Les Vlieger ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 5:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I don't chime into the Feedback Page often, but I was saddened to see that Jack Hammer passed away. We ran in the same group. Although we've been out of touch all these years, his passing brought back fond memories of the shenanigans. Peace brother.
Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 5:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Forrest Ackerman. Several years ago friends from Germany visited. Since one of them was a horror movie fan and had travelled so far, all were invited to tour Forrest Ackerman's house. It probably helped that my friend's last name was a German variant of Ackerman. The entire house was a museum of movie props and memorabilia from many of the monster and sci-fi films of the 50's-60's. The tour also included Mr. Ackerman's reminiscenses about the many Hollywood horror film celebrities he knew. I suppose Mr. Ackerman was in his mid eighties then. One can see Forrest Ackerman sitting in the audience eating popcorn in a cameo appearance in Michael Jackson's video "Thriller". Well, being out of town on Memorial Day and last week working for a uniformed organization who'se motto is "serving those who protect us all", I didn't have an opportunity to honor my cousin and former Cougar, Lynn Matteson, who served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and died in December, 1968, as a result of wounds received. Lynn Matteson was no baby killer, neither was he sent to die by some evil, U.S. government, or to kill innocent civilians. Lynn Matteson volunteered to go overseas and believed in the cause for which he served his country and died for. I find the current sentiments about supporting our troops but not the cause they serve as rather disingenuous. Current military members serving overseas overwhelmingly support the cause they fight for. How is it then that one can say they support the troops but not the cause almost all the troops are proudly fighting for? There is a flaw in the logic of this notion: it's incoherent in the same way that it cannot be both noon and midnight in the same place at the same time. If I don't support the cause that the troops overseas support, then it follows that I really don't support the troops at all. Saying I support the troops but not the cause they are proud to fight for amounts to intellectual sophistry. In 1968, when my cousin Lynn died serving his country, those who didn't support that cause were consistent when they didn't support the troops who fought for that cause. Those who screamed "baby killers" and spit on "G.I's" returning from Vietnam were disgusting but at least they were disgustingly honest. Because it is no longer acceptable to spit on our service members, Behold!, now folks say they support our troops but not the cause for which they serve. I'm sorry, one can't have it both ways: it's not both noon and midnight. But I don't really have much of an opinion on the matter.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 2:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: John (Crotty), thanks for that website info. It brought back a lot of memories! I remember some of those "personal appearances" those kiddie show hosts made. I saw Skipper Frank at a Daylight (or was it Daylite?) market on Vermont and 110th Street; Chucko the Clown at Food Giant at Western and Imperial; Tom Hatten around 1982 at the Masquer's Club in Hollywood (at a meeting of the Sons of the Desert). In fact I sat next to movie and TV villain Dan Seymour (two notable roles were in the Adventures of Superman episodes "The Stolen Costume" and "The Mind Machine" in 1951) at that meeting; and Bozo the Clown at a Boys Market on Vermont and 120th Street (Bozo didn't fare too well in the San Fernando Valley at an appearance as he was pelted with water balloons for running out of freebies. A friend was one of the pelters.)
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 2:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crest Tucky Heights
Message: It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay
And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
And Mama hollered out the back door "y'all remember to wipe your feet"
And then she said "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge"
"Today Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge."
Hay ya'all it is the 3rd of June - Does any one know the rest of the lirycs -* without googling!
Name: Bonnie Lou Cozby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 12:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ocean Park, Wa
Message: I remember Jeepers Creepers...we kept our Shasta (with wings) trailer in the backyard driveway and I would have sleepovers there. Jiffy Pop, frozen cherry pie and Shasta black cherry sodas from Thriftimart. We would get so scared all "alone" out there watching those great horror movies. There was another show, mostly science fiction movies that came on Saturdays in the early afternoon. Things like "Attack of the Tarantulas", The Brain That Wouldn't Die" and "The Crawling Eye". After seeing "The Crawling Eye" I vowed never to take a tram up any ski mountain and haven't done so yet.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 12:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: I just got an IPod. Where were these when I was a kid. Unreal. I spent almost 3 hours on Itunes downloading and listening to the top 100 from 1970 to 1990. You can listen to 30 second snipets of all the songs and it was awesome. I mean so many songs bringing back memories.
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 11:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Hi JB,
This site will help answer about every question regarding vintage tv shows in our day. Everything from cartoon shows to music shows, with profiles and bios...latvlegends.com.
Hope this helps..
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 10:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Sherry from Northridge, I think you might be a little off on Captain Jet (Dallas McKennon's age). I think he is approching 87. Take a look at: http://users3.ev1.net/~pugdad/MFF3/dmckbio.htm
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 10:10 am - HHS Time
City & State: Karloffornia
Message: During the days of independent television stations, we used to get treated to a lot of old horror movie programs. "Chiller," "Fright Night," "Strange Tales of Science-Fiction," "Weird, Weird World," "Jeepers Creepers," along with Vampira and Elvira. I think I read sometime back that Vampira sued Elvira but lost (over trademark issues). Vampira got some coverage in the movie "Ed Wood." The movie starred Johnny Depp as Wood and Martin Landau (who won an Oscar) as Bela Lugosi. If you haven't seen it, you should pick up the DVD. It's hilarious! Anybody out there read "Famous Monsters of Filmland" by Forrest J. Ackerman?
Name: Kell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 3, 2006, 9:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: Englewood, OR
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR PETEY (GOMEZ) SMITH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!
LOVE YOU LE WOOF