Friday, March 30, 2007

"CREATURE FEATURES FOREVER! A Tribute To Bob Wilkins







I had a blast at the "Creature Features Forever: A Tribute To Bob Wilkins" show at the historic "Crest Theatre" in Downtown Sacramento, California!. I commend everyone involved with the show especially the man who formed the show, Scott Moon who has an excellent Bob Wilkins Website at http://www.bobwilkins.net/ Before the show, a lot of us met at "Brew It Up Restaurant" at H and 14TH Streets. In addition to myself and Scott, There was Mr. Psychtronic himself, Paul Etcheverry, Geoff Wong, Gary Tomsic, Eric "Mr." Lobo and even Bob's replacement, John Stanley and wife plus others. I also chatted with "Perry Martin", A DVD Producer with "Anchor Bay Entertainment" who grew up in Sacramento, and had many memories of Late Night TV. Once we got to the Crest Theatre, there was Mr. Creature Features Himself, Bob Wilkins in the front row with his beautiful wife, Sally as well as his children, Robert Jr. (AKA Robbie) and Nancy Beth. I finally had my chance to meet Bob in the flesh (So To Speak ). I was able to get my picture taken with Bob, courtesy of John Stanley. Guests who spoke were Bob's best friend and fellow KCRA TV Personality, Harry Martin, John Stanley, Geoff Wong, Gary Tomsic and filmmaker, Ernie Fossileus, who filmed the Star Wars Parody, "Hardware Wars" about 29 years ago. Horror Movie TV Host, Mr. Lobo presented, Bob's wife, Sally with a local Sacramento Proclamation honoring Bob Wilkins As Official Late Night TV Host For Sacramento. I still wished that Mayor Heather Fargo, would proclaim March 25, as "Bob Wilkins Day" in Sacramento. Then we had the Main Video Presentation of rare clips from Bob wilkins personal library. All from the mid 60's to late 70's, these rare clips are one of a kind and the only surviving tapes highlighting Bob's career. Then at the end, they showed a video presentation of the first movie that Bob hosted on Creature Features on KTVU-2 Oakland on January 9, 1971 courtesy of Dark Sky Films Excellent DVD. I have posted pictures of Bob with me on the night of the show. I also will find out from Scott Moon on the total amount of the attendance of the Sacramento show. Also thanks to Tom Wyrsch, Bob Johnson and Will Vilharo.

1 comment:

YorkG said...

I wish they would do a tribute nearer the bay area. I remember Bob as a Bay Area icon, on KTVU and Hesket's house of carpets or domething like that. Anyway--It would be nice.
I was saddened to hear also that Bob had Alshiemers' and I know how bad that can be with a Mother with the same condition.