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CONTACT US
A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY
A CAST OF CHARACTERS
A CALENDER OF MOVIES: What to Watch When
A CALENDAR OF MOVIES: Christmas - "The King of Kings" (1927)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
ABBOTT & COSTELLO
AMERICAN CLASSIC MOVIES INTRODUCTIONS
ANIMALS AND THE MOVIES
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Sets
ARCITECTURE: Ancient Egypt
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Bernheimer Residence
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Ennis-Brown House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Evan Thompson's Bottle House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Greystone Manor
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hearst Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hollywood Sign
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Homes of the Stars
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Jean Harlow
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Maps and Floor Plans
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Pickfair
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Rispin Mansion
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Royal Hawaiian Hotel
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Scotty's Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Shelby House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood Historical Association
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Whimsy
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 1
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 2
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 3
ASSORTED SHORT CLIPS
"B" MOVIES
B - MOVIES: Serials
B - MOVIES: Series
B - MOVIES: Television Series
THE BARRYMORE FAMILY
BIOGRAPHIES
BLOOPERS
BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT
BUSTER KEATON
CARLA LAEMMLE
CARTOONS
CHARLIE CHAN ANNEX
CHARLIE CHAN: Asian Actors in Hollywood
CHARLIE CHAN: Bloopers & Bonus Questions
CHARLIE CHAN: The Books and Their Movies!
CHARLIE CHAN: Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Charlie's Sons
CHARLIE CHAN: Chemicals
CHARLIE CHAN: Chronology
CHARLIE CHAN: Criminal?!?!*
CHARLIE CHAN: Extras
CHARLIE CHAN: Gilbert Martines and Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Hawaii Steve
CHARLIE CHAN: Maps
CHARLIE CHAN: Maven and Rush Glick's Interview in . . . "Monster Bash"!
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Eras
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Notes
CHARLIE CHAN: Murder Rate
CHARLIE CHAN: On The Town
CHARLIE CHAN: Puzzles and Quizzes
CHARLIE CHAN: Quiz and Puzzle Answers
CHARLIE CHAN: Radio Shows
CHARLIE CHAN: Spookies
CHARLIE CHAN: Transportation
CHARLIE CHAN: Weather
CHILDREN'S CORNER
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Holiday Crafts
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boats and Planes and More
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Paper Dolls
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Fun Stuff to Read
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boys' Town
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Colleen Moore's Castle
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Judy Bolton
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew (For Older Fans!)
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Shirley Temple
COMEDIANS
COPPER CAPERS: FBI's and CIA's!
COSTUME DESIGNERS
DASHIELL HAMMETT
ETTA KIT
FASHIONS IN FILM
FILM NOIR
FOOD CENTRAL
FOREIGN FILMS
GENRES
GINGER ROGERS
HALLOWEEN FUN!
HALLOWEEN 2011: Movies to Watch
HALLOWEEN RECIPES
HAROLD LLOYD
HAUNTS: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HAUNTS: Winchester House
HISTORY: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HOLLYWOOD'S SCANDALS AND CRIMES
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Greystone Mansion Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . Crime: Jean Harlow and Paul Bern's Muder?
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Tate/LaBianca Murders
HOLLYWOOD'S . . .CRIME: William Desmond Taylor Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S MARRY-GO-ROUNDS
HORROR - SCIENCE FICTION
HORROR - SCI FI: Annex
HORROR - SCI FI: The Atomic Submarine (1959)
HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff
HORROR - SCI FI: Dracula (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Frankenstein (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Gojira (1954) & Godzilla (1957)
HORROR - SCI FI: Invaders from Mars (1954)
HORROR - SCI FI: King Kong
HORROR - SCI FI: Lon Chaney
HORROR - SCI FI: Nifty Fifty's Creature Features
HORROR - SCI FI: Nightmare Theatre with Gorgon
HORROR - SCI FI: Ray Harryhausen
HORROR - SCI FI: Stephen King
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Studios
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Monster Genealogy
HORROR - SCI FI: Wes Davis
HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
HUSTON FAMILY
I LOVE LUCY
INTERVIEWS
JOHN WAYNE
JONATHAN GEFFNER
JOSEPHINE BAKER
KAY LINAKER
LEI MAKING
LOCATIONS
MDs - RNs - RNBs - OH MY!
M.D.S . . . - The Crime Doctor Series
MAGIC IN MOVIES
MAKEUP ARTISTS
MAKEUP ARTISTS: The Westmore Family
MARX BROTHERS
MARY ASTOR
MARY PICKFORD AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
MAVEN'S LIBRARY
MAVEN'S WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT
MUSIC
MUSIC: Dancers
MUSIC: The Lyrics
MYSTERIES
MYSTERIES: A Warning For Those Who Give Away The Endings!
MYSTERIES: Alfred Hitchcock
MYSTERIES: The Bat
MYSTERIES: D. W. Griffith vs. Mary Roberts Rinehart
MYSTERIES: Gum Shoes
MYSTERIES: Old Dark Houses
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine - The Kidnap Murder Case
ORSON WELLES
PERRY MASON
QUIZZES AND PUZZLES
QUIZ ANSWERS
QUOTES From Hollywood
QUOTES From Hollywood Movies
QUOTES From Dorothy Parker
QUOTES Dorothy Parkers' "The Waltz"
RADIO SHOWS: Vintage Series
RECIPES OF THE WEEK
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: More about the Recipes
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: A Rejuvenating Diet
REVIEWS
REVIEWS - Mini Mavens
RONALD REAGAN
RUDOLPH VALENTINO
SEX IN THE CINEMA
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
SILENT MOVIES
TAYLOR SCHULTZ: Hollywood Sculptor
TRANSPORTATION IN THE MOVIES: Aviation
VINCENT PRICE
VINCENT PRICE: Connoisseur
WHAT'S MY LINE?
THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
Cortland Hull and Dennis Vincent's
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"Witch's Dungeon" (C) Dates Poster

Maven has been very lucky to know Cortlandt Hull and Dennis Vincent and their great work over at The Witch's Dungeon(C) and his www.preservehollywood.org, which you can access by clicking on Dennis Vincent's portrait of Nosferatu at the top of this page.
 
And if you're anywhere in the area for Halloween, check out his Museum at 90 Battle Street, Bristol, CT   06010!
 
Cortlandt's not the only member of the family to travel in horror movie circles since his great-uncle was Henry Hull, of Werewolf of London (1935), and great-aunt Josephine Hull, of Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) also have made their formidable presences known.
 
I recently got an email from Cortlandt Hull and his partner, Dennis Vincent, about some advance clips on "You Tube" . . . .  These are definitely worth checking out!
 
"New 'LEGENDS OF FILM & FANTASY' preview trailer release date - fall 2009:
 
"New 'Zacherley Out-Take:
 
"Witch's Dungeon Museum Tour:
 
"All Those Priceless Faces" - a tribute on Vincent Price that Cortlandt did in 1988 on the old 3/4" U-matic tape, not a clear as digital, but was done for The Mystery Writers of America: when they gave him the "Raven" award.  As Vincent said, 'It was only a matter of time, befoe someone gave me - The Bird!'
 
"June Foray, voice of our "Zenobia, the gypsy witch:
 
"We wrote an article about James Bama the Aurora model kit cover artist, for 'Monster Kid On-line Magazine', as Bama is in our new documentary.  It is now up on the 'Monster Kid' site - go to:  http://www.gammillustrations.bizland.com/monsterkid7/bama1.htm
 
"Long before 'You Tube' I did two film shorts in 16mm for the 'Famous Monsters' convention in 1975 (yes, I'm as ancient as "Kharis") - showed up on this site.  [Actually, Maven found three shorts, two of which with Frank Sinatra singing!]  Scroll down, to the 'Rendevous' film shorts . . . .  Go to:  http://universalhorrorsounds.blogspot.com/
 
"Below is the new Witch's Dungeon dates poster for this year.  Also the images below of the classic monsters ae paintings Dennis did of our life size figures.  Things are getting hectic!  Please pass on poster to others.
 
"Happy Halloween - Cortlandt & Dennis"

There is another link here at Maven's page at
for more information about Cortlandt's Great Uncle Henry Hull in D.W. Griffith's One Exciting Night (1922).  It took Maven years to get a copy and even then it's on VHS tape but . . . Maven never knew that Henry Hull was such a hunk!

[This was originally part of an issue of The Old Movie Maven Magazine (VOLUME 3, Issue 2; February, 2007).  For the rest of the isssue just click on ARCHIVES: THE OLD MOVIE MAVEN - VOLUME 3]
 
 

Cortlandt Hull, Creator of
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The Witch's Dungeon(C)

Dennis Vincent, Director ot the
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Museum Documentary [Witch's Dungeon(C)]

The Witch's Dungeon (c)
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Designed by Dennis Vincent
 
 
The Witch's Dungeon:  40 Years of Chills(c) (2006)
Cortlandt Hull and Dennis Vincent with the
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Werewolf of Christmas Past [Witch's Dungeon (C)]
          Maven is pleased to bring a very special goodie to the pages of The Old Movie Maven!
           Cortlandt Hull has been building a museum-quality collection of horror that he has been compiling since he was a child forty years ago and with the help of bouth of his parents.  Later Cortlandt met Dennis Vincent and a cinematic union was made in their The Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills(C)!
Cortland Hull and June Foray
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With Zenobia the Witch [Wich's Dungeon(C)]

           Maven has a copy of their documentary that recounts Cortlandt's interest and burgeoning career as not only a collector of horror memorabilia but a creator in his own right of many replicas of the actors in their horror roles.

Cortlandt Hull and Christopher Lee Who Is
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Wearing Dracula's Ring [Witch's Dungeon(C)]

          Cortlandt contacted such people as June Foray, the voice for such characters as "Cindy Lou Who" in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale in Rocky and His Friends (1959 - 1060) and as "Zenobia"(C) . . . THE Witch of The Witch's Dungeon(C)!!

Cortlandt Hull with Dee Wallace-Stone
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With the Original ET [Witch's Dungeon(C)]

          Ms. Foray is only one of the many people who appear in The Witch's Dungeon: . . . .(C)
          Christopher Lee also has a sizable part about his own career in the aforementioned documentary and the list goes on!

          Cortland also covers the makeup industry, both his own work that includes teachint the subject and that of other makeup artists who's work has been known for decades . . . .
 
 

Cortlandt Hull Teaching a Class in Makeup
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(CCSU) [The Witch's Dungeon(C]
Cortland Hull -Dick Smith with the Dustin Hoffman
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Headpiece "Little Big Man" (1970) [Dungeon(C)]

          Dick Smith is another artist in the documentary who pioneered makeup in the infant television industry and graduated to making up the actors in The Godfather  (1972), The Excorcist (1973), and Amadeus (1983).
 
 

Nosferatu from Germany's "Nosferatu . . . " (1922)
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[The Witch's Dungeon(C)]
"The Excorcist" (1973) with Linda Blair
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[The Witfch's Dungeon(C)]

          Two actors trying to get ahead in The Witch's Dungeon(C)!! -- Nosferatu from the German Expresionist Nosferatu (1922) and Linda Blair's "likeness" from The Excorist (1973).
 

Cortland Hull Gets Ahead with Linda Blair
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"The Excorcist" (1973) [The Witch's Dungeon (C)]

         
          The Witch's Dungeon(C) has a rather special treat in the person doing the voice-over as host to great the guests at the Dungeon . . . Vincent Price . . . who was just one of the many actors who befriended Cortlandt and supported his mission to keep Horror Movies and their associated actors and memorabilia before the public!
 

Vincent Price with "The Abominable Dr. Phibes"
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[The Witch's Dungeon(C)]

          You just never know who will show up in he Dungeon OR in their documentary!

"The Mole People" (1956) with John Agar's
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Voice-Over [The Witch's Dungeon(C)]

Elvira with The WItch's Dungeon(C)'s "Werewolf of
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London," Also Known as Henry Hull

John Agar, Who Appeared in
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"The Mole People" (1956)

In the flesh . . . or any other way!

Henry Hull, Actor and Great Uncle of
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Cortlandt of The Witch's Dungeon [(C)]

Josephine Hull, Cortlandt's Great Aunt, with Jean
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Adair, "Arsenic/Old Lace," [The WitchesDungeon (C)]

Henry Hull, Cortlandt's Great-Uncle, as "The
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Werewolf of London" (1935) [The Witch's Dungeon(C)]

          Cortlandt Hull has a distinguished theatrical family, with his great-uncle being Henry Hull, most famous to horror movie lovers as Dr. Glendon in The Werewolf of London (1935) as well as . . .
           His great-aunt (by marriage) Josephine Hull who played the delightful Abby Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) with Cary Grant, Raymond Massely and Peter Lorre.

Zackerley and "Friend" [The WItch's Dungeon(C)]
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Click on the Picture to Go to His Website

David Hedison as "The Fly" (1958)
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[The Witch's Dungeon(C)]

         
          The Witch's Dungeon (c) has been known to get pests, not to mention unexpected drop ins who want to get out of their wet clothes and into something dry!
          All this and more at the Witch's Dungeon(C) (just click on their logo) and their documentary, The Witch's Dungeon:  40 Years of Chills (2006)!
 
 

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[The Witch's Dungeon(C)]

Click on Colorbox Studio's Logo
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For Their Website

           All logos, posters and pictures in this article (except for John Agar's picture) are copyright of The Witch's Dungeon and many fangs - er, thanks - to Cortlandt Hull and Dennis Vincent.
           You all are awesome!