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Program name: WILLIAM CASTLE - The Ultimate Showman
Program category: History
Media- Film
Performing Arts- Theater
Program length: 90 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: As many as room holds
Program description: William Castle was the ultimate film promotion artist of the 1950's. Anyone who's ever seen House on Haunted Hill (1958), The Tingler (1959), 13 Ghosts (1960) will attest to this. Emergo- The skeleton flying over the audiences who paid to see House on Haunted Hill, movie theater seats wired with a minor electrical voltage to give the audience of the Tingler the sensation that the Tingler itself was crawling up on them, or even the special glasses you needed to put on in order to see the ghosts in 13 Ghosts. Castle knew how to sell a picture and keep audiences coming back for more. This program will give you a complete history of William Castles, from his humble beginnings right through his pioneer horror pictures of the 1950's and finally to his acceptance by the art-house crowd for his production of Rosemary's Baby. Includes film memorabilia and a selection of trailers from Castles work via DVD. A perfect show for the Halloween season. NEW 2012
Space/special requirements: DVD player and projection screen
Travel restrictions: New York City and Long Island
Program fee: $101- $200
Is this fee negotiable? No
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee:
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Metro
Long Island
Program last updated: 05/31/2019
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Keith Crocker
Phone: 516-377-0011
Mailing address: 1540 Wales Ave.
North Baldwin, NY 11510
E-mail address: drfaustusmd@verizon.net
   
Previous appearances at: Oceanside Public Library, Port Washington Public Library , East Meadow Public Library , Merrick Public Library , Elmont Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 05/31/2019

 

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