Alien premieres at the Egyptian Theatre in 1979

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a) Alien opened at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on May 25th, 1979


Alien at the Egyptian Theatre:  
(Source:  http://thedaarkone.tripod.com)

Alien at the Egyptian Theatre: 

Alien at the Egyptian Theatre  (Source: Vintage Los Angeles on Facebook)

Alien at the Egyptian Theatre
(Source: http://8mm16mmfilms.com/movie2.htm)



http://thedaarkone.tripod.com/a1_behind-scenes.html
Alien at the Egyptian Theatre
(Source: http://8mm16mmfilms.com/movie2.htm)


b) At the premiere in the courtyard , various props from Alien were on display including the Space Jockey and the eggs until vandals destroyed them by fire days later.


Alien eggs (http://www.fromscripttodvd.com/70mm_in_los_angeles_egyptian.htm)
Alien egg
(Source: Bill Malone, Facebook)

Alien eggs 
(http://thedaarkone.tripod.com/a1_behind-scenes.html)
Alien eggs 
(Photo: Bill Malone)

 The Space Jockey
http://www.fromscripttodvd.com/70mm_in_los_angeles_egyptian.htm


Space Jockey in the courtyard
(photo credit : William Malone)
 The Space Jockey
http://prologue.blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=leonjuhee

Space Jockey in the courtyard
photo credit: William Malone 
Space Jockeyt telescope
photo credit: William Malone 

The Space Jockey
(Soirce: Bill Malone, Facebook)
The Space Jockey
http://prologue.blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=leonjuhee
Ridley being interviewed by the Space Jockey
(My Source: AVPGalaxy.net on Twitter)


The Space Jockey
(Source: Bill Malone, Facebook)

Space Jockey 
(source geektyrant.com)
The space jockey 
(photo: Bill Malone)

The Space Jockey
(Source: Bill Malone, Facebook)

Planetary Rover 
(http://geektyrant.com)
derelict ship model 
(source http://cinriter.livejournal.com/192203.html)

Derelict entrance model
(source http://cinriter.livejournal.com/192203.html)


Hypersleep chamber model
 (source http://cinriter.livejournal.com/192203.html)

Space Jockey chamber model
 (source http://cinriter.livejournal.com/192203.html)

egg chamber model
 (source http://cinriter.livejournal.com/192203.html)



 Part of the Mother set
http://www.fromscripttodvd.com/70mm_in_los_angeles_egyptian.htm

 Part of the Mother set 
(Source: http://geektyrant.com)

7 comments:

  1. Perhaps they should have put a 'Please Don't Torch The Display' sign on the Space Jockey :D I'll get my coat...

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    1. I sometimes wonder if the arsonists were armed with flame throwers

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    2. It was styrofoam so it went p quickly. I was there when that happened also. Thank God Bill Malone took pictures.

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  2. I was there! It was wondrous. The first showing had some problems but was still a memorable experience. I was working for Sherwood Oaks College at the time and my boss was Gary Shusett, brother of Ronald who co-wrote and executive produced the film. My first seminar there was on its making.

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  3. Remember going thru "mother" as we entered the lobby ?
    In the picture of the group on the sidewalk I am the tall one with the white shirt that has stipes over the shoulders.
    Very memorable occasion.

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  4. I was there on Saturday morning, May 28, for morning show (10 or 11 AM, I can't remember exactly).

    Walking thru Mother was especially memorable, with the blinking lights.

    Yeah, it was really cool.

    I was still in my 20s, then. G'damn!

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