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Historical Photos - Costumes!
« on: October 31, 2018, 09:01:29 AM »
Hi Gang,
Here's a special gallery of costumes to celebrate Halloween! First up the kids!

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#1 - 1940/50s-Capt and Mary Marvel costumes
Yes, we've shared these first two before but too good not to see again.
Credit: Abrams ComicArts
From http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/2013/10/mary-marvel-worlds-most-pugilistic-girl.html


#2 - 1940/50s-Christmas Superman
Original source unknown.


#3 - 1964-TV's Lurch costume
The 1964-66 Addams Family show was pretty popular for a while.  Here's a costume from the show.
http://dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com/2016/10/vintage-childhood-halloween-costumes.html


#4 - 1970s costumes
(Original caption) Here is another fine selection from Erick (of Wonderful Wonderblog) and he's wearing the Ben Cooper Batman costume.
http://seanhowe.tumblr.com/post/65614578848


#5  - 1980s-Scott Blair as Capt. Marvel
Popular pin-up artist Scott Blair as a very young Capt. Marvel.
Found on Facebook.

You can see his pinup artwork here:
http://www.scottblairart.com/

Next up - the celebrities in costume.
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#6 - 1964-Charles Addams on TV show set
Pictured with TV show cast members John Astin (b. March 30, 1930), Ken Weatherwax (September 29, 1955 – December 7, 2014) and Lisa Loring (b. February 16, 1958).

Charles Addams
(January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988)
Addams was known for his eccentric cartoons, which were all characterized by a sinister sense of humor. He worked in The New Yorker from the mid 1930s throughout the 1980s.  His most famous creation is 'The Addams Family' which was turned into a TV show from 1964-66.


#7 - 1964-Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams
Carolyn Jones (April 28, 1930 – August 3, 1983).


#8 - 1967-Batman set
On the set of Batman, 1967
with Cesar Romero (The Joker), Eartha Kitt (Catwoman) and Adam West (Batman).

Original source unknown.


#9 - 1975-Angela Bowie and Ben Carruthers as Black Widow and Daredevil
Angela Bowie tried to get a Black Widow TV series off the ground in 1975—and enlisted actor Ben Carruthers to wear the Daredevil costume.

http://seanhowe.tumblr.com/post/115332396792/your-annual-reminder-that-angela-bowie-tried-to


#10 - 1976-Lynda Carter
Lynda Carter behind the scenes of her 1970s TV show.

And finally we have comics fandom, and yes Gene Simmons does belong there.
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#11 -The Lupoffs -then and now
Left photo at 1960 WorldCon by Charles N. Brown.  The right from the early 2000's.
Photo from: https://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2017/12/richard-lupoff-on-bill-crider.html

Pat and Dick Lupoff early publishers and writers of noted Xero fanzine, contributed to fanzines and books on comics.  Xero presented essays about comics ultimately collected in a great 1970 book, All in Color for a Dime

Dick (born February 21, 1935), would move on to become a successful sci-fi and mystery writer.  In addition to his two dozen novels and more than 40 short stories, he has also edited science-fantasy anthologies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_A._Lupoff
http://www.kleefeldoncomics.com/2015/10/on-history-lupoffs.html


#12 - 1971-Mike Zeck as Marvel's Blackbolt
Picture from the 1971 Comic Art Convention in New York - Phil Seuling’s annual show - thanks to a young man who shot several rolls of film and held onto the negatives.

Mike Zeck (b. 6 September 1949), a comics fan from Florida who had dreams of getting a job in the industry as an artist, which he eventually did do. He competed in the show’s costume contest as Black Bolt and won first prize!

You can see several more Zeck pictures of this 1971 convention here:
https://dangearino.com/2017/11/12/mike-zeck-photographer-and-historian/

He is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on such series as Captain America, Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars, Master of Kung-Fu, and The Punisher as well as the "Kraven's Last Hunt" storyline in the Spider-Man titles.
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/z/zeck_michael.htm


#13 - 1973 Russ Cochran (Wizard) with Don Newton (CM)
Taken at the 1973 Houston Con costume pageant.
Russ is most famous for his wonderful EC reprints line started in the 70s.  Don Newton started out in fandom as a popular fanzine artist and worked his way up to a pro artist for Charlton, DC, and Marvel Comics.  He is best known for his work on The Phantom, Aquaman, and Batman.

https://shop.russcochran.com/


#14 - 1970-Don Newton again as Capt. Marvel
1970 con picture of Newton dressed as his favourite hero - Capt Marvel.

Don Newton
(November 12, 1934 - August 19, 1984)
A comic fan from a young age he eventually became an art teacher in the mid–1960s. 
Newton became involved with the Science Fiction and Comics Association (SFCA) and became a staple in the organization's publications. Between 1968 and 1973 he produced almost two dozen covers for the Rocket's Blast Comicollector and many interior illustrations. In all Newton’s work appeared in over one hundred fanzines.
A gallery of his fandom work is here: http://www.donnewton.com/fandom.asp

Newton won the Comic Fan Art Award in 1973 in the category "Favorite Fan Artist".

In 2011, DC published Tales of the Batman: Don Newton, a hardcover collection of Newton's Batman stories.

A ton of his artwork can be seen here:
http://www.donnewton.com/default.asp

http://chainlettersfordisturbedchildren.blogspot.com/2010/09/don-newton-fan-to-pro.html

Interfan page:
http://www.inter-fan.org/history/newton.htm


#15 - 1987 Gene Simmons as Jon Sable
Before Gene Simmons became a rock legend from KISS, he was quite involved in fandom writing several things for various fanzines.  We'll read more about those days in a future update.  But here Simmons was tried as the lead in a failed 80's TV pilot based on Mike Grell's Jon Sable, Freelance comic.
You can see another photo from it here:
http://i.imgur.com/xCnpE0h.jpg

That's it for this special bonus batch, hope you liked it,
-Yoc

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Historical Photos - Costumes!
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 10:25:24 AM »
And if you check our Facebook pages there are a handful there I've reposted from other FB pages that are pretty cool as well.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 12:35:44 PM »
Hi Gang,
Here are the pictures that were only shared on FB last Halloween!

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#1 - 1944 -Bradford brothers, Braintree Mass.
Shared by Alan Fletcher Bradford on his FB page.

(Original caption)
The photo is of my brother Pete and me taken 1954, in Braintree Massachusetts. in our Superman suits...I'm the one on the left.


#2 - 1960s-Pat Lupoff
Shared by DeeDee Degg on FB.

(Original caption) Pat Lupoff - RIP

Editor and fan Pat Lupoff, 81, died October 18, 2018. She co-edited the influential fanzine Xero with husband Richard Lupoff and Bhob Stewart. Xero won a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1963, making Pat Lupoff one of the first women to win a Hugo.

More at https://locusmag.com/2018/10/pat-lupoff-1937-2018/


#3 - 1974-SDCC masquerade article LA Times
Shared by Jim Engel on his FB page.  He's in the right circle and DC artist Scott Shaw! is in the left one.

From the LA TIMES a photo collection called "COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO THROUGH THE YEARS",



#4 - 1970s-Young ladies
Also Jim Engel on his FB page.  Original source unknown.



#5 -Ramona Fradon and Metamorpho fan at convention
More from Jim Engel on his FB page.

(Original caption)ARTISTS, CARTOONISTS, ANIMATORS, & ILLUSTRATORS: Comic book artist RAMONA FRADON, best known for her comic book work on METAMORPHO THE ELEMENT MAN & AQUAMAN, and her newspaper strip work on BRENDA STARR. (The guy with her is costumed as Metamorpho).


#6 - 1950s-Mike Tuohey and friends
Shared by Mike on his FB page.

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 05:12:31 PM »
Nice!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2018, 12:34:33 PM »
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#11 -The Lupoffs -then and now
Left photo at 1960 WorldCon by Charles N. Brown.  The right from the early 2000's.
Photo from: https://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2017/12/richard-lupoff-on-bill-crider.html

Pat and Dick Lupoff early publishers and writers of noted Xero fanzine, contributed to fanzines and books on comics.  Xero presented essays about comics ultimately collected in a great 1970 book, All in Color for a Dime

Dick (born February 21, 1935), would move on to become a successful sci-fi and mystery writer.  In addition to his two dozen novels and more than 40 short stories, he has also edited science-fantasy anthologies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_A._Lupoff
http://www.kleefeldoncomics.com/2015/10/on-history-lupoffs.html


I recently learned Pat Lupoff passed away on Oct 17, 2018.
You can see a nice tribute page to both Lupoffs at this link:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag67/6728.html

-Yoc