Updated: July 18, 2017
CREATURE POSTERS & LOBBY CARDS
Creature From The Black Lagoon:
Great 8.5x11" posed promotional for this 1954 cult classic
Ben Chapman is seen, just about to grasp Julie Adams
After 15 million years he is the last Devonian age survivor of
his species ~ a humanoid-man-fish One of Hollywood's original
most memorable beauty & the beast films ~
Astonishingly realistic makeup for the Gillman was created by
Universal's Bud Westmore who also did makeup for IT Came From
Outer Space, Soylent Green, The Monolith Monsters, The Mole
People, & Tarantula, to name but a few.
All out of & above water scenes were performed by Ben Chapman
underwater scenes by Olympic swimmer Ricou Browning.
Browning used an air hose to breathe, which he dropped to film
the scenes. Gorgeous underwater sequences, groundbreaking for
its era & budget, still rival many of todays films an atmospheric
& stylish low-budget feature with a great soundtrack thats
completely 50's scifi ~ All in all, this film is a 'Monster
Masterpiece' its success brought us two sequels, 'Revenge of the
Creature' & 'The Creature Walks Among Us'.
The classic starred scifi notable Richard Carlson, the
luscious Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Whit
Bissell, & great character actor Nestor Paiva.
Action starts when prompted by archaeologist Dr. Carl Maia's
(Moreno) discovery of a strange, half-man, half-amphibian
skeletal hand in a remote location of the Amazon ~ Led by
scientist David Reed (Carlson), fellow scientist & girlfriend Kay
(Adams), & a jealous benefactor Dr. Mark Williams (Denning), they
discover the fossil they seek is 'alive' & well in its Amazonian
pool ~ This Classic was originally shot in 3-D, but is as good
without it ~ Being the last of his ancient race, the GillMan
has mating on his mind ~ his aquatic ballet with unsuspecting
Julie Adams (Kay) makes us feel for him as we would other classic
heartsick grotesques. A true film for the sci-fi afficinado
~ Fun Stuff!