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Interviews: 1970s TV Stars Parker Stevenson & Ernest Thomas Reveal a Different Era of Entertainment

Chicago – Television has changed so much in the last generation that it’s hard to imagine a time of only three networks and a limited number of shows premiering every fall. But in the 1970s there were two such TV series, “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries,” starring Parker Stevenson, and “What’s Happening!!,” starring Ernest Thomas. They both made appearances at the “Hollywood Show” in Chicagoland.

The “Hollywood Show” is an event in which fans can mingle, take photographs and get autographs from the celebrities who appear there, and takes place in Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The next session will take place in Los Angeles on January 8th-10th, 2016. For complete details and ticket purchase information, click here.

Parker Stevenson of “The Hardy Boys,” “Baywatch,” “Stroker Ace

Parker Stevenson at the “Hollywood Show’ Chicago

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Parker Stevenson began
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'Cooley High' Is the Most Influential Movie You've Never Seen

"Cooley High" ought to be remembered as a cinema milestone, and its writer and director remembered as pioneers.

Released 40 years ago this week (on June 25, 1975), it ought to be celebrated for its vast influence on movies, TV, and music. As a young-men-coming-of-age movie, it deserves to be mentioned alongside Fellini's "I Vitelloni," George Lucas's "American Graffiti," Barry Levinson's "Diner," and John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood." And yet, the film and its creators have been largely forgotten, lost to history.

The story behind "Cooley High" is even more dramatic than the comedy-drama that unspooled on the screen. It's the story of Kenneth Williams, who, like protagonist Preach, left Chicago's Cabrini-Green projects with dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. Having dropped out of high school, he hitchhiked from the Windy City to Hollywood with $5 in his pocket and no connections, and for a while he supported himself selling drugs.
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Slideshow: 2014 Hollywood Show Portraits Anticipate the 2015 Show From May 1 to 3

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Chicago – The Hollywood Show is back, and all your favorite TV and movie stars are available to meet, take pictures with and get autographs. The 2015 Chicago edition is May 1 through 3, with Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd the celebrity appearance days. HollywoodChicago.com was there for the 2014 Show, and captured some Exclusive Portraits of the type of celebrities the Hollywood Show brings directly to the fans.

Scheduled to appear at the 2014 Hollywood Show include the dynamic duo from the 1966 Batman TV show, Adam West and Burt Ward (Saturday only); Henry “Fonzie” Winkler (Saturday), “Chips” stars Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada; Louise Fletcher from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; Linda Blair from “The Exorcist”; secondary cast members from the popular film “A League of Their Own”; and for the first time some legendary sports celebrities like Bobby Hull (Chicago Black
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Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Talk The Lords of Salem

The day is finally here, kids! Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem is in theatres, and our friends over at Cinefantastique Online have scored themselves a podcast interview with both star Sheri Moon Zombie and Rob himself!

From the Press Release

In the latest episode of the weekly podcast series The Cfq Interview, controversial director Rob Zombie and actress Sheri Moon Zombie sit down with Cinefantastique editor emeritus Dan Persons for a wide-ranging discussion of their latest release, The Lords of Salem, and of their careers in film in general.

In a free-wheeling and candid conversation, Rob discusses his fascination with the roots of classic horror film, describes how this latest effort departs from the worlds of terror he's created for such films as The Devil's Rejects and Halloween, and talks about the difficulties he encountered translating this newest vision to screen.

Sheri meanwhile discusses how her husband brought her up-to-speed on genre film,
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The Lords of Salem - Exclusive Interview with Cinematographer Brandon Trost

At age 31, Cinematographer Brandon Trost is still considered a youngster in a racket that consists mostly of older men with flowing gray hair and/or unkempt artistic temperaments.

With over 70 titles on IMDb, the young cinematographer has paid more than his share of dues, working on gonzo film sets with gonzo talent (Crank: High Voltage, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance). On each film, or at least once he climbed out of the indie trenches with the Crank sequel, Trost has added his own distinctive look to each film he has touched, regardless of the quality of source material. With the upcoming Townies and This Is the End, Trost is quickly becoming the go-to guy in Hollywood for cream of the crop talent in multiple genres, forging lasting friendships with directors and actors alike. One of the more fruitful relationships he’s forged is with writer/director Rob Zombie, a dream
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See The Lords of Salem in L.A. With the Cast and Crew

We are just two little days away from the premiere of Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, and if you're in the Los Angeles area, you can go to the premiere along with Zombie and company and check out special events all weekend. Read on for details.

Thursday, April 18th

Special Friends & Fans Screening

10Pm @ AMC Burbank 16

Featuring Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon Zombie & Cast

Tickets: Fandango

Friday, April 19th

*Opening Day*

Special Q&A Screening

8Pm @ The Arclight Hollywood Featuring Rob Zombie & Sheri Moon Zombie

Tickets: Movie Tickets

Sunday, April 21st

Special Q&A Screening

7:30Pm @ The Arclight Hollywood Featuring Rob Zombie & Sheri Moon Zombie

Tickets: Movie Tickets

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins,
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L.A.: See The Lords of Salem With Rob Zombie & More

As you know, The Lords of Salem is hitting select theaters this Friday, April 19th (Thursday night, too, in some areas).

If you live in the Los Angeles area, there are three ways to see the film with Rob Zombie and company participating in a post-screening Q&A.  The details are inside.  Yours truly will be hosting the Q&A for the screening Friday evening at the Arclight with Rob and Sheri.  Thursday night's screening, however, welcomes Rob, Sheri and more of his cast.

The Lords of Salem stars Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Davison, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch, Lisa Marie, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig, Judy Geeson, Sheri Moon Zombie and Patricia Quinn.

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The Lords of Salem - Hang Out on Google with Rob Zombie

Looking for something to help get you through the day? Then maybe you'd like to chill out and spend some time with rock star/director Rob Zombie as he's set to take part in a Google Hang-Out today (7:00 pm Et/4:00 pm Pt)!

Click here for details!

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show", a staple of local Salem television; Patricia Quinn as Megan,
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New Lords of Salem Clip Heads to the Altar

If you've been following along with all the recent clips from Rob Zombie's new film, The Lords of Salem, then you know that this flick is nothing if not weird. Well things are about to get weirder. Check out the latest!

Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more. Check out a new clip below!

From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood. The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a “gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past.
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New Lords of Salem Clip Takes the Old Goat Out for a Stroll

Though dogs and cats usually get all the love from humans, we'd be remiss if we didn't acknowledge the fact that spectral demons need companionship, too. Especially in Salem, where they've had a bit of a rough time over the centuries.

Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more. Check out a new clip below!

From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood. The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a “gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past.
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This Lords of Salem Clip Goes Walkin' with a Goat

In anticipation of this month's release, The Lords of Salem (review), Anchor Bay has released yet another clip from the next directorial effort from Rob Zombie.  The film is opening in the following cities on April 19th: New York (and Li), New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, Miami, Dallas, Houston and Detroit.  More cities are expected to be announced.

Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Davison, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch, Lisa Marie, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig, Judy Geeson, Sheri Moon Zombie and Patricia Quinn star.

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Latest Lords of Salem Clip Unleashes the Beasts

The fourth clip from Rob Zombie's next film, The Lords of Salem, is here; and it's home to a huge hairy hulking mass. Gotta say we approve as we love us some huge hairy hulking masses. Check it out!

The film opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more.

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the
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Sasquatch Caught on Film in The Lords of Salem! Children Befriend Albino Sasquatch in the Congo!

Having recently seen Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, I can tell you this... it's one of the strangest friggin' things I've ever watched. Need an example? Check out this latest still. Oh, and then watch this hilarious video which has nothing at all to do with Zombie's flick. It just made us smile.

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show", a staple of
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Two New Variant Posters for Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem

One look at these new posters for Rob Zombie's latest film The Lords of Salem will have you thinking, "Well, yeah, I've seen this already, but, man, those are some pretty vibrant colors." Check 'em out!

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show", a staple of local Salem television; Patricia Quinn as Megan, the town's palm reader; Judy Geeson as Lacy Doyle, owner and
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Variant Posters for Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem

Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem played to SXSW audiences recently and our own Edward Douglas was there to snap a few pics of the "variant" posters that were on display at the screening.

Truth be told, they're just this one-sheet but with different color schemes - check 'em out inside.

Opening April 19th, the film is Zombie's fifth feature film.  Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Davison, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch, Lisa Marie, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig, Judy Geeson, Sheri Moon Zombie and Patricia Quinn star.

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The Lords of Salem Summoned to UK Cinemas This April; New Art and Image Gallery

Time to get your Satanic Panic on, as Momentum Pictures have announced that Rob Zombie's twisted rock 'n' roll nightmare The Lords of Salem will be unleashed on UK theatres on April 26th. Finally, The Lords are coming, so check out a few new stills here!

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show", a staple of local Salem television; Patricia Quinn as Megan, the
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Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem Soundtrack - Artwork, Goat Riding and Track Listing

The soundtrack for Rob Zombie's upcoming The Lords of Salem will be in stores on April 16th, just a few days before the release of his latest CD, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, hits stores on April 23rd; and we have all the details you need right here.

Track Listing

1. Open Wide The Gates

2. The Curse Of Margaret Morgan (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

3. Blinded By The Light (Manfred Mann)

4. No Person In Number Five

5. A Special Child (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

6. Our Philosophy

7. Crushing The Ritual (Leviathan The Fleeing Serpent)

8. Give It To Me Baby (Rick James)

9. Ladies Choice

10. The Spirit Of Radio (Rush)

11. Smash Or Trash

12. The Lords Theme (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

13. Salem Rocks

14. Venus In Furs (The Velvet Underground)

15. Three Sisters (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

16. You Know What I Think?

17. I’ll Always Know (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

18. Apartment Five

19. Lords Hear Us

20. All Tomorrow’s Parties
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New Lords of Salem Clip Shines on Like a Crazy Diamond

A new clip from the latest film from Rob Zombie, The Lords of Salem, has arrived and it's really, really, well... pretty? The filmmaker does have an eye for the camera. Let's just hope the movie itself kicks ass!

The film opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more.

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host
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Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem - Images of Meg Foster, Sid Haig, and Michael Berryman

We got our claws into some new images from Rob Zombie's upcoming film The Lords of Salem, and we're sharing 'em with you now in the name of witchery, brotherhood, and all that jazz. Dig 'em!

The film opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more.

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster
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