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This Date in MSTory

Written and compiled by Steve Finley, Chris Cornell and Brian Henry
with assistance by Tim Brown, Gordon Lawyer and many other Satellite News commenters.

1876: John Elliott, who played Prof. Hatfield in the movie in episode 103- THE MAD MONSTER.
1900: Reed Howes, who played the Police Inspector in the movie in episode 613- THE SINISTER URGE.
1912: Richard Rubin, who did the props for the movies in episodes 406- ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES and 607- BLOODLUST.
1919: Ward Costello, who played Captain MacIntosh in the movie in episode 608- CODE NAME: DIAMOND HEAD and Dr. Robert Hedges in the movie in episode 807- TERROR FROM THE YEAR 5000.
1920: Ignacy Machowski, who played Prof. Orloff in the movie in episode 211- FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS.
1921: Aram Katcher, who played the factory window washer spy in the movie in episode 602- INVASION U.S.A.
1930: Tommy Cook, who played Mike Denton in the movie in episode 522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE.*
1933: Lisa Montell, who played Deena in the movie WORLD WITHOUT END, riffed in MST3K’s first live show.*
1938: Delbert B. “Sonny” West Jr., who played Snake in the movie in episode 209- THE HELLCATS.
1959: Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, whose song “Walking in Memphis” Tom Servo sings a bit of in a host segment in episode 604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE.*

1966: John P. Fulton (age 63), who did the special effects for the movie in episode 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN.
1969: Ben Alexander (age 58; traffic accident), who was included in the list of prominent “doughy guys” shown in a host segment in episode 522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE.
1976: Ray Kellogg (age 70), director of the movies in the movie in episode 402- THE GIANT GILA MONSTER and 407- THE KILLER SHREWS.
1997: (Mrs.) Elva Ruby Miller (age 89), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 610- THE VIOLENT YEARS.
2017: John Karlson (age 97), who played blossom in the movie in episode 1113- THE CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN’T.

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** = If this appears next to a birthday, the IMDB indicates that the person has died, but the IMDB does not have a full death date (probably just a month and year or just the year he or she died). If you can give us the exact date (with some sort of proof we can check), please let us know.
** = If this appears next to a death date, the IMDB does not have this person’s full birthday. If you can provide it (with some sort of proof we can check), please let us know.

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The Mads Plan a Streaming Event

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Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, aka Dr. Clayton Forrester and TV’s Frank, respectively, have announced a special livestream screening of Ed Wood’s “Glen or Glenda” on Tuesday, July 21 @ 8 p.m. EDT.
The show will mark Beaulieu and Conniff’s first time performing together this year, after The Mads’ 2020 tour dates were cancelled due to COVID-19. Tickets are on sale now for $10.
“If you’ve been social distancing yourself from ‘Glen or Glenda,’ Trace and I are giving the all-clear to watch this classic film,” said Conniff. “Of all the movies we’ve riffed, from MST3K to Cinematic Titanic and our own live shows, this is our favorite. Join us!”
“The Mads Are Back: Glen or Glenda” will broadcast live via a private YouTube link that will be sent to ticket purchasers an hour prior to showtime.
A percentage of the proceeds from the event will benefit NAACP Empowerment Programs, who engage primarily in training, education, and advocacy at the national and local levels.
“’Glen or Glenda’ might be the worst movie ever made, but it is also a film with great heart and compassion for the subject matter,” said Beaulieu. “I could be wrong. I’ve only seen it 50 times.”
The Mads will also be conducting a Q&A with fans after the screening for as long as time allows.

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Mention in Comic Strip

“On the Fast Track” gives the show a mention.

Thanks to John for the heads up.

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