Two Wellesnet scribes are nominated for Rondo Awards (http://www.rondoaward.com
) for Best Article of 2008:
-- 'Cinematographer Gary Graver: The Man Who Shot Everything,' by Harvey Chartrand
, PENNY BLOOD #11. One of last interviews with man behind the lens of Dracula vs. Frankenstein and Naschy films.
-- 'California Gothic: The Corman/Haller Collaboration,' roundtable with Roger Corman, Daniel Haller, Joe Dante, moderated by Lawrence French
, VIDEO WATCHDOG #138. Tales from the sets of the Poe films and more.
The awards are named in honor of Rondo Hatton, the acromegalic movie actor of the 1940s who played monsters but couldn’t take the "makeup" off after his scenes were shot. Hatton was best known as "the Creeper" in The Brute Man
, House of Horrors
and The Pearl of Death