I'm turning over this post to my friend Ted Newsom, producer/writer/director of the series 100 Years of Horror and films like The Naked Monster and the documentaries Flesh and Blood (a Hammer history) and Look Back in Angora (about Ed Wood.) I have an interview with him here at TDSH, and he did the reporting on forgotten horror star Lazlo Revik (look in the left column and scroll down.) He has an urgent message for all you who haven't voted in the Rondo Awards yet. Take it away, Ted:
Time's running out! There are so many neat things to vote for-- including writing-in your FAVORITE GADFLY FOR THE MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME!
"What's in it for me?" you ask! Just look below ! I promise-- that's a solemn vow, on the grave of Lionel Atwill-- that each and every one of you will get 21 GREAT-LOOKING BABES just for voting for me! (Sure, you can vote for some of that other stuff, but think of yourself first.)
This is no idle political canard. When I am elected, to represent all my pals, friends, enemies, ex-wives, schoolmates and topless nude models in the vaunted Rondo Monster Kid Hall of Fame, I absolutely guarantee YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR BABES!
Remember those great ads in the back of the comics: 200 REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS!, 200 ARMY MEN!, Live Sea Monkeys!, and YOUR VERY OWN TANK!?!? You can bet your bottom Amway soap that my offer is JUST AS GENUINE!!!
WRITE IN TED NEWSOM FOR MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME AND
WIN YOUR VERY OWN HAREM!!!
Thanks, Ted! Ted would be a great choice for the Rondo Hall of Fame!
HOWEVER...if you're a gay man, asexual, a monk, sober, or a severed head, and can't use Ted's offer, consider voting for Joe Moe. Without him, Forry Ackerman couldn't, in his last years, have seen visitors or remain as active in fandom as he did. Joe also organized the great memorial tribute to the Famous Monsters editor that much of Hollywood's horror and sci-fi elite attended and applauded last week.
You could even write in both guys, and see how Rondo handles a tie!
BUT Joe won't give you a harem.