Saturday, August 22, 2009

Born This Day: Cecil Kellaway

August 22, 1893 – February 28, 1973

Kellaway played Prof. Thurgood Elson in the classic Ray Harryhausen film, “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms”.

For those of you who seen the film, Elson was the palaeontologist who went down in the diving bell looking for the beast, but who did not make it back up.


Since I’m still on the road (in Mongolia), this gives me an excuse to point you to this great parody of “The Beast” that you can read the rest of HERE

It’s from Atlas' Crazy #2, 1954 with artwork is by Joe Maneely, who would have gone on to be a superstar of the 1960's Marvel Comics Group if not for his accidental death.