Thursday, February 28, 2008

Died This Day: Prof. Thurgood Elson

August 22, 1893 – February 28, 1973

Or at least the actor, Cecil Kellaway, who played him in “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms” passed away this day in 1973.

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 (today working with the crew from the Univ. of Utah at the CMN in Quebec), 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, a great cartoonist who seemed to work almost exclusively for Atlas before his accidental death.