An impromptu Robinson Crusoe on Mars reunion was one of the highlights of the evening. Ib Melchior, Victor Lundin, and Paul Mantee are joined by Ib's biographer (and Oscar winner) Robert Skotak.
On June 12, The Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood, CA, hosted a signing event for writer-director Ib Melchior, who recently authored his autobiographical Six Cult Films from the Sixties, which is available through BearManor Media. Joe Dante and Mick Garris from the Trailers from Hell Web site were also scheduled to attend, in part to screen trailers from several of Ib's science fiction films.
The event hit a bit of a snag when the Trailers from Hell crew arrived, apparently having left their trailers for Ib's movies in the underworld, but the Larry Edmunds employees were able to fix the situation without much of a hitch, screening the trailers for The Angry Red Planet, The Time Travelers (on a computer screen, as no other copy was available at the moment), and Robinson Crusoe on Mars. I have to say that they certainly worked their tails off to ensure a fun evening for all involved.
"TGIF," says Ib, as Victor "Friday" Lundin stops by his autograph table.
Robert Skotak and Ib Melchior enjoyed the chance to catch up during the event.
I was surprised that the lead actors of Robinson Crusoe on Mars attended the event. I was excited to meet Victor Lundin...
The signing went very well. Attendance was strong, and book sales were impressive. Earlier this afternoon, Ib phoned to thank me for coming and helping out. Other signings are in the works. Be sure to attend; you'll be glad you did!