Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's the Queen of all Monsters . . .

. . . Queen Kong!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Casebeer had the British paperback tie-in displayed in a place of honor on his "Gorilla Wall" (next to the DC Comics Our Fighting Forces featuring "You Can't Pin a Medal on a Gorilla!"). I thought it was a gag, but evidently not.

Wasn't it Johnny Carson who used "Rula Lenska" as a catch-phrase code for talentless actress? (Later superceded by "Pia Zadora")

Art Scott

Bill Crider said...

Rula sold a lot of Noxema shaving cream.

Anonymous said...

WRONG! That was Gunilla Knutson.

Art

Bill Crider said...

Damn CRS.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Well, this answers a decades-old question for me: Who is Rula Lenska and what had she done before those hair coloring commercials?

Doc Quatermass said...

I was so in love with Gunilla! RTN shows the lime Noxema shave cream ad as one of their retromercials. No wonder I prefer lime to lemon - an atavistic memory from the salad days of my "yute".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNtddMTxmLw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRc8n7zK2x4

http://www.tvparty.com/vaultcom2.html

QK would make a good double-bill with Village of the Giants (1965).

http://imdb.com/title/tt0059878/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rula_Lenska

http://www.therockfollies.co.uk/rula.html

Todd Mason said...

Well, Lenska knew how to pick her projects, anyway. This does look as if it, in its sub-BENNY HILL SHOW way, might rival REPTILICUS! for the dishonors of worst giant monster movie ever shown to paying audiences.

Bill Crider said...

It's definitely in the running.