Friday, June 29, 2018

The HORROR And SCI-FI MOVIES Of GLORIA TALBOTT 1957-60

Today we have the Horror and Sci-Fi Movies of Gloria Talbott, and although there are only four, they're good ones... Gloria was born in 1931 outside of LA in Glendale, a city co-founded by her grandfather! Growing up in the shadows of the Hollywood studios, she was lured to acting and landed small parts in films like MAYTIME IN 1937, SWEET AND LOWDOWN in 1943, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN in 1945 and ended up with a hefty 117 acting credits.

Mr. BIG hooks Gloria up with THE CYCLOPS in 1957, her first horror flick (with sci-fi implications), it also stars Lon Chaney, James Craig and Tom Drake.

Her very next role would be in another horror movie, DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL, this one's directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. She stars with John Agar and Arthur Shields in a story about a young woman who discovers she's the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, she begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, where one's a murdering monster!

In 1958, Gloria plays Madge, wife of a space invader in the great sci-fi thriller, I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE. I just watched this one again a few days ago, so much fun! It also stars Tom Tyron, Peter Baldwin, Valerie Allen, Ty Hardin and Maxie Rosenbloom.

Last on the list is THE LEECH WOMAN from 1960. Although it looks like Gloria has the upper hand in the photo, she becomes the next victim in this tale of horror. Also stars Coleen Gray, Grant Williams and Phillip Terry.

That's it kids, that's it for today, Eegah!! is up to bat tomorrow with our last post for June, 2018. Detention for those who are absent or late!

3 comments:

Randall Landers said...

I think she'll be best remembered for "The Wasp Woman," but I think she really excelled in "I Married a Monster from Outer Space." I wish she'd done more horror and science fiction than she did.

Mickey Bitsko said...

I very much enjoyed your tribute to a glamorous and talented gal.

EEGAH!! said...

Hey Mick, I like your painting called "Friction Power."

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