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In memory: Ricou
Ricou Browning (Feb, 16, 1930 Feb, 27,
2023) was an American film director, actor, producer,
screenwriter, underwater cinematographer and stuntman.
He is best known for his underwater stunt work,
especially in the 1954 film The Creature from
the Black Lagoon, in which he portrayed the
titular Gill-man during the film's underwater
scenes (actor Ben Chapman played the Creature
on land). Browning reprised the role for the underwater
scenes in the film's sequels Revenge of the
Creature (1955) and The Creature Walks
Among Us (1956). Browning also co-created
Flipper with Jack Cowden, and directed
a number of episodes of the 1960s television series
Browning made his feature film directorial debut
with Salty (1973), which he also co-wrote
with Cowden, and went on to direct Mr. No Legs
(1978). Browning directed the underwater sequences
in 1965's Thunderball, the fourth James
Bond film by Eon Productions, as well as the Bond
film Never Say Never Again (1983). He also
directed the underwater scenes in the comedy films
Hello Down There (1969) and Caddyshack
(1980). A Florida native, Browning was inducted
into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2012.In
2019, he was inducted into the Rondo Hatton Classic
Horror Awards' Monster Kid Hall of Fame. Prior
to his death, Browning was considered the last
surviving original actor to portray any of the
Universal Classic Monsters.
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Stereo World Magazine,
March/April 2023, Vol. 48, No. 5
The March/April 2023 issue of Stereo World
magazine is now available
Inside this issue:
- 3D-Con 2023, 3d-con.com, Buffalo, NY, July
31 - August 7. Come Early, Stay Late
- 3D-Con 2023 - Call for Papers
- The New Diableries, Making Modern Tissue Views
by Nancy Nehring
- James Valentine of Dundee, Scotland's Second
Stereo Photographer by Peter Blair and Ken Hall
- A Most Beautiful Bridge by David A. Horine
- A Stooge's Stereos, Moe Howard's 3-D Slides
by Eric Kurland and Lawrence Kaufman
- 3-D as a 2-D Gag
- The Unknowns, Can You Identify the Subjects
of These Views by Russell Norton
- Francois Beaulieu (1954-2023)
- Steve Thomas (1950-2022)
- Anaglyph Jukebox by Joe PedotoNewViews
- Editors View
- 50s Flavored Finds
- Classifieds and more!
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National 3-D Day
Celebrated on March 21
National 3-D Day was observed on the third day
of the third week of the third month, which fell
on March 21, 2023. Many people posted 3-D photos
online to celebrate.
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RIP Allan Silliphant
Allan Francis Silliphant was born on April 7,
1941 in Los Angeles. His older half brother Stirling
Silliphant (19181996) and brother Robert
Silliphant (19371999) had also been in the
movie and television business. Stirling is probably
best known from his long career producing and
writing. Allan grew up in Glendale, California
and studied Biology and Bio-med sciences at Glendale
In 1968, Silliphant partnered with Chris Condon
and co-designed and patented the worlds
first single camera 3-D motion picture lens, named
Magnavision 3-D. They were subsequently
approached by Magnavox, so in 1969, StereoVision,
a new entity, was founded by director/inventor
Allan Silliphant and optical designer Chris Condon.
The 35mm single-strip format printed two images
squeezed side by side and used an anamorphic lens
to widen the pictures through Polaroid filters
for viewing. Louis K. Sher (Sherpix) and StereoVision
released the softcore sex comedy The Stewardesses(1969)
(self-rated X, but later re-rated R by the MPAA).
The film cost $100,000 to produce and ran for
months in several markets. Reportedly earning
$27 million in North America alone in fewer than
800 theaters, becoming the most profitable 3-dimensional
film to date, and in purely relative terms, one
of the most profitable films ever. It was later
released in 70mm 3-D.
The Condon-Silliphnt Company distributed 3-D
movies in North America in the early 1970s, including
re-releasing House of Wax (1953.) Some
36 movies worldwide were made with Stereovision
over 25 years, using either a widescreen (above-below),
anamorphic (side by side) or 70mm 3-D formats.
Silliphant wrote, produced and directed three
3-D features with StereoVision, The Stewardesses
(1969,) Supersonic Supergirls(1973) and
Surfer Girls (1978,) with aliases such
as Alf Silliman, Alf Silliman Jr and Frank Sillman.
In 1971 the duo co-founded Sierra Pacific Airlines.
Silliphant married Condons daughter Victoria,
they later divorced. Around 2000, Allan retired
and produced and starred in a series of travel
programs shot in North America and Europe.
For many years he promoted a plastic pair of
anaglyph glasses that he promoted as superior
to cardboard glasses with gel filters, he called
his glasses and process Anachrome.
Many of his 3-D
photos are available on his Flickr site: Allan
passed away at 81 on Feb, 21, 2023.
Thanks to Lawrence Kaufman for providing the
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Whiting's Sculptoscope Penny Op Stereoview
Photo Card Viewer
A Whiting's Sculptoscope Penny Op Stereoview
Photo Card Viewer sold for $550 with 11 bids.
The viewer containged approximately 90 cards including
titles like the French Cook, Courtship and Marriage,
Fun for the Kids, Assorted Comedy, Scenic Adventure,
and Comic Situations. Accordign to the seller,
the viewer had all original glass with the magnifying
glass in good condition. Key and top door work
perfectly and the coin operation was in working
order to see 15 exciting photos for a penny! The
viewer measures approximately 14 x 12 x 7 and
weighs about 12 1/2 pounds.
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