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.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
This weekend, I will post about the big tribute to Bob Wilkins last Sunday (March 25) at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento. It was a great event. I met a lot of cool and friendly people as well as meeting my childhood idol for the first time, Bob Wilkins. I hope to post pictures too. But right now, I'd like to discuss a serious subject. As most people know, Bob Wilkins was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease. Bob's family needs help, and since Bob entertained us many years ago, I think we owe him. Right now, I am pledging $20 a month to "The Alzheimers Aid Society" for the care of Bob Wilkins. It is the least I can do for him! I will consider it like "$5 for every Entertaining Saturday he provided to me.I wish I can send more. In fact, send what you can afford. If it is $10 a month, do it. If only $1 a month do that. If only a one time donation, DO IT!!!! Send your donation to: Alzheimer Aid Society Of Northern California, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento, CA. 95825. Write ON THE ENVELOPE as well as ON THE CHECK: "For The Care Of Bob Wilkins".This is a non profit, tax deductible corporation. We need to find a cure for such an awful disease. Thanks!!!:)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Better Late Than Never:) On Saturday Night, March 25, 1967 on KCRA Channel 3 at 11:30PM, Bob Wilkins showed a TERRIFIC DOUBLE FEATURE!!!! 2 GREAT MOVIES FOR A CHANGE! "The Monster Of Piedras Blancas" (1959) and "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms" (1953). The first movie: "The monster, which looks like a nastier version of the Creature From The Black Lagoon, invades a sleepy lighthouse town". This movie spooked me when I was a child. Especially that scene where the monster has a human head in his claws. I wish this was on DVD. I do however own it on VHS. The second movie is a Ray Harryhausen classic based on a Ray Bradbury short story. "As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts making its way down the east coast of North America". Excellent Special Effects. This was a special night for Bob wilkins fans.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Because of tomorrows big day in Sacramento, I will be late in posting the next KCRA TV listing for Bob Wilkins show on Saturday Night, March 25, 1967. I will post it either on Monday the 26TH or Tuesday the 27TH. I hope everyone will attend the "Creature Features Forever Tribute To Bob Wilkins Show at The Crest Theatre in Sacramento, California on March 25 at 7:PM. It is going to be fun!!!
Sunday, March 18, 2007
On Saturday Night, March 18 on KCRA Channel 3, Bob Wilkins showed only one movie at 11:PM, earlier than usual but unfortunately showing a turkey of a film called"Monster From The Surf" (1965) AKA "The Beach Girls And The Monster", directed by actor, "Jon Hall" : "Surfers are brutally mudered. Is the culprit a sea monster or just one of the teens jealous parents?". Absolute, one of Bob's worst movies!!!
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
On Saturday Night March 11, 1967 at 11:15PM on KCRA Channel 3, Bob Wilkins showed only one movie: "Slaughter Of The Vampires" (1962). "On their wedding night, a newlywed couple are terrorized by a love hungry vampire who makes his nest in the lower rungs of their estate. Before the bloodsucker can lay unholy claim to the voluptuous lady of the land, the couple enlist the unusual services of Professor Nietzsche who is determined to rid the world of all vampires."
Sunday, March 04, 2007
On Saturday Night, March 4 at 11:45PM on KCRA Channel 3, Bob Wilkins showed only one movie, "Horror Castle" (AKA "The Virgin Of Nuremberg") (1963) starring Christopher Lee. "Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed hooded holocaust survivor.