Father of the Blob: The Making of a Monster Smash and Other Hollywood Tales

Father of the Blob: The Making of a Monster Smash and Other Hollywood Tales

by Jack H. Harris

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Jack H. Harris started out as a child performer in vaudeville and has done everything related to the movies including projectionist, usher, theatre manager, actor, distributor and producer. Whether talking about Burns and Allen, Mary Pickford, Laurel and Hardy, Howard Hughes, Jack Nicholson, Jackie Kennedy, Natalie Wood or Barbra Streisand and Jon Peters, he's got the stories. Some of those he helped to start in the business include Steve McQueen, Patty Duke, Ivan Reitman, John Carpenter, John Landis and so many more.
You can literally finish this book and know how to make, distribute and exploit a film. THE BLOB was his first movie, and surprisingly to him, has turned out to be his forever movie. He's made 30 others including DINOSAURUS, 4D MAN, EQUINOX, EYES OF LAURA MARS, and one of Hugh Hefner's favorites, PARADISIO.

In "Father of the Blob," Jack H. Harris reveals how he put everything on the line for the hit monster movie THE BLOB. Through his long standing entertainment career, as a producer, distributor, theater manager, he has developed an uncanny ability to recognize raw talent and has given many young filmmakers their first shot at success. It's a terrific story that a new generation of filmmakers can learn a lot from.
– Ivan Reitman

Jack H. Harris' book recounts his career, including his most famous movie THE BLOB. Jack is a colorful character, the book an interesting read.
– John Carpenter

Jack Harris is one of a kind. His films helped to inspire my career in film. I still vividly recall being scared out of my mind watching THE BLOB on my parents black and white television.
I jumped at the scene when the old man poked the meteor, which cracked open and unleashed THE BLOB onto his arm!
– Brian Witten

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151410427
Publisher: TVGuestpert Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

When it comes to movies, Jack H. Harris has done it all – exhibition, distribution and film production. The secret to a movie’s success is “the story” and he hit it the first time out with THE BLOB. It’s still a public pleaser, annually celebrated at BLOBFEST. 30 plus films, famous friends, and countless discoveries followed for this Producer who knew he could handle anything including WWII, great success, temporary reversals, family thrills and the long awaited union with his soul mate Judith, now married 27 years.

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