Monster of the Day #253 Updated on May 11, 2011 By Ken Begg 11 Comments “Presented for your consideration…” Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1532 (Mar 24, 2017) Monster of the Day #1531 (Mar 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1530 (Mar 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1529 (Mar 20, 2017) Monster of the Day #1527 (Mar 16, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net John M. Hanna Thats from ‘Night Gallery’s’ loose interpretation of Lovecraft’s ‘Pickman’s Model’ if I’m not mistaken. Also Rob, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Dolores Fuller, Ed Woods one time girlfriend just died. It appears the grim reaper has been cleaning house of 50s movie actresses lately. fish eye no miko “Pickman’s Model”is one of my favorite Lovecraft stories! But the Night Gallery version… meh. Hmm… I don’t think these are clawed beaties, though, It is just monster art? zombiewhacker Have reproductions of paintings from the Night Gallery episodes ever been available for sale? zombiewhacker I have the vaguest memories of reproductions being sold somewhere, either in the back pages of Famous Monsters of Filmland, or perhaps some mail order catalog like Johnson-Smith. Not that I’m in the market right now; I’m merely curious. Ken Begg “Universal Studios released a series of twelve art-print posters of some of the Gallery paintings in 1972. They are long out of print, although they occasionally show up at a collector’s store or in an eBay auction. None of the reproductions included paintings from the pilot film or the first season of the series. Second season titles included “House—with Ghost,” “You Can’t Get Help like That Anymore,” “The Dear Departed,” “The Devil Is Not Mocked,” “The Tune in Dan’s Café,” and “Phantom of What Opera?” Third season titles included “You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan,” “Fright Night,” “Spectre in Tap-Shoes,” “She’ll Be Company for You,” and “Rare Objects” (this last was altered from the version shown in the series episode). The last of the twelve art prints, titled “The Return of the Sorcerer,” was not the painting used for that episode in the series.” I wonder what criteria they used to make their choices. I think the Pickman’s Model painting was one of the very best and most memorable ones, but that didn’t make the cut. zombiewhacker Thanks, Ken. I distinctly remember The Devil is not Mocked and Spectre in Tap Shoes. Not so much the others. (If memory serves, the paintings themselves were often more frightening than the episodes that accompanied them!) Rock Baker The monster from Brides of Blood adapted quickly to the sudden freeze that hit his tropical paradise after Al Gore promised the hottest spring on record. KeithB “the paintings themselves were often more frightening than the episodes that accompanied them” Isn’t that the case with most movie art? Especially DTV box cover art. Henry “Have reproductions of paintings from the Night Gallery episodes ever been available for sale?” zombiewhacker said this on May 11th, 2011 at 2:42 pm Yes, I have one hanging in my bedroom… See: http://www.henrybrennan.com/?p=286 John Campbell I cannot comment at this time as I can’t hardly tell what that is on my crackberry. Rock – you’d do well not to rouse the ire of Al Gore. He did create the interwebs you know. Hell he’s probably the mastermind behind the infamous hacker group “Anonymous”. Now I’ve gone and scared myself… sandra Ah, Pickman’s Model ! hagrid would probably name him Pookie.