Updated: April 12, 2016
IRWIN ALLEN PHOTO GALLERY #01
This website is dedicated to producer, creator, & director Mr. Irwin Allen. Without him, none of this would have been possible. His love for entertainment will live in our hearts, and memories forever!
Irwin was a kid in all of us. His TV shows and big block buster films proved nothing less. His productions had everything from, excitement, adventure, drama, fist fights, special effects, awesome sets, monsters, and though unforgettable "Cliff-Hanger" episodes. Irwin loved to challenge the actors/actress on doing things that were never done before in Hollywood. Many of them did their own stunts, which is unheard of in today's times. Nothing in Hollywood has come close to what Irwin Allen created over 40 years ago!
In 1991, Mr. Allen had finally reconsidered the possibility of producing a NEW Lost in Space reunion film. Although he had rejected Billy Mumy's script to do one in the mid 1980's. (When Guy Williams was still alive), in the months before his death Mr. Allen began to reconsider. His market research indicated a lot of interest in such a project, and the ongoing success of the Star Trek motion pictures, and television revival proved that returning to an old program for new ideas was more than acceptable.
In the summer of 1991 he scheduled a meeting with 20th Century Fox, but was forced to cancel it due to ill health. He even met with Mr. Jonathan Harris to discuss his return to do a feature, and Harris said, "It all depended on the script!". But on November 2, 1991, Mr. Irwin Allen died of a heart attack at his home in Malibu. He was only 75 at the time. He died one week after (Star Trek's) Gene Roddenberry, also of a heart attack. The only other producer of television shows, who was as closely identified with science fiction as Mr. Irwin Allen was. Mr. Irwin Allen very much a product of Old Hollywood. But Mr. Allen was a strong believer as a writer-producer, and doing it the way he wanted it done. He was very special, and the very last of his kind! "He's work on television and his films will always be remembered by a legion of fans all over the world!"