Creature from the Black Lagoon is a 1954 monster horror 3-D film in black-and-white, directed by Jack Arnold and starring Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno and Whit Bissell.
The Creature was played by Ben Chapman on land and by Ricou Browning underwater. It premiered in Detroit on February 12 and was released on a regional basis, opening on various dates.
Creature from the Black Lagoon was filmed in 3-D and originally projected by the polarized light method. The audience wore viewers with gray polarizing filters, similar to the viewers most commonly used today.
Because the brief 1950s 3-D movie fad had peaked in mid-1953 and was fading fast in early 1954, many audiences actually saw the film “flat”, in 2-D; typically, it was shown in 3-D in large downtown theaters and flat in smaller neighborhood theaters.
In 1975, Creature from the Black Lagoon was re-released to theaters in the inferior red-and-blue-glasses anaglyph 3-D format, which was also used for a 1980 home video release on Beta and VHS videocassettes.
The film is considered a classic of the 1950s and generated two sequels, Revenge of the Creature (1955), which was also filmed and released in 3-D in hopes of reviving the format, and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956), filmed in 2-D.
The Creature, also known as the Gill-man, is usually counted among the classic Universal Monsters
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Greta Garbo, Swedish born American Actress – 1905 to 1990.
Nearly 75 years after she turned her back on the movie industry that made her a superstar, she’s still the pin up girl for premature retirement.
Greta Garbo with Melvyn Douglas in “Two Faced Woman” (1941).
Wanting to be alone was a running theme through her films, so it made sense that, after doing Two-Faced Woman (1941), Garbo walked away from show business.
Later in life, she insisted she never actually said “I want to be alone” in regards to her private life: “
I only said, ‘I want to be left alone’. “There is a world of difference.”