7/23/14

16MM FILM NITE~ TARANTULA


ANTEBELLUM ia obsessed with B&W sci-fi and monster films from the 1950s. 
please join us for our premiere screening  of

ORIGINAL 16MM FILM projected on a screen!

JULY ~ 25TH
7PM
$10 COVER

NO~HOST BAR
KINKY ART
LIVELY CHAT

ANTEBELLUM 
1643 N LAS PALMAS AVE
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028
323 856~0667
Tarantula is a 1955 science fiction film directed by Jack Arnold, and starring John AgarMara Corday and Leo G. Carroll
The screenplay by Robert M. Fresco and Martin Berkeley was based on a story by Arnold inspired by Fresco's teleplay for Science Fiction Theatre, "No Food for Thought."
Although the film is set in Arizona, it was shot in California, with locations for the desert scenes in Apple Valley.
The special effects for both the giant animals and the unfortunate scientist's deformity are fairly advanced for the time, with real animals (including a rabbit and a guinea pig in Professor Deemer's lab) being used to represent the giant creatures. A real spider was also used for shots where the whole monster was shown, with models reserved for close-ups and the final shots of the creature on fire. 
Jack Arnold said of this and the entire film, "We decided to do this film because generally, people are very afraid of spiders".
TARANTULA , 1955~ directed by jack arnold, 
starring~
  • Clint Eastwood appears uncredited in a minor role as the jet squadron leader.

RANDOM ANTEBELLUM NOW.....

TODAY~ JULY 23RD~ 2014~ 9:27AM












TOOTLES THE GREAT PUMPKIN

last january my dear friend KATE MCCONN and i grew a 50 lb pumpkin at our victory garden in inglewood.
we were so very proud. 
after harvest, i then asked antebellum diva~ TALEA VIOLET MAVEN if she would make pumpkin treats from our prize pumpkin. she agreed and promptly picked up the great pumpkin from antebellum.
we carried the 50 lb giant to talea's jeep and placed he in the back seat. as we placed a seat belt across our pumpkin talea christened her~ "TOOTLES."



last night my two dolls of friends TALEA VIOLET MAVEN & SPLINK RAVEN created a ritual called~
TOOTLES: THE GREAT PUMPKIN~ FROM SEED TO SUSTAINING LIFE.
we spent an enjoyable day at "casa maven/raven," baking, chatting and sipping wine.


 

 





photos courtesy~ talea violet maven, dave naz & kate mcconn~ antebellum correspondents