Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Whenever I travel, I'm always on the lookout for Monsters, Creatures and Mythical Beasts represented in Art and Architecture...I recently returned from a trip through London and Northern Italy ( Lake Como, Tuscany, Venice ), and thought I'd share a sampling of what I found there:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


 People often forget that GODZILLA wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the influence and success of the 1953 Sci Fi classic, THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS.  This was indeed the first movie where a giant monster is awakened my a nuclear blast and proceeds lay waste to New York.
   The RHEDOSAURUS, a fictional dinosaur-hybrid, was one of Ray Harryhausen's most memorable creations, and it left a vivd impression on me growing up. I remember being particularly affected by the final scene where the BEAST meets it's end in an amusement park inferno...