Robert Easton's name may not be familiar to the public but for decades he has been the "go-to" guy for prominent actors who needed to master the art of speaking in different dialects. Easton started out as a character actor but feared that his southern accent would keep him typecast as hillbillies. He began to study regional accents and foreign languages and discovered he had an uncanny knack for not only mastering them, but for teaching them as well. In short order, he became a real life Henry Higgins, teaching such diverse talents as Charlton Heston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Duvall, Robert Vaughn, Anne Hathaway and Forest Whitaker. As recently as a couple of weeks ago, he completed working with John Travolta on a project. Easton died this week of undisclosed causes at age 81. All the while, Easton worked as a supporting player and appeared in dozens of prominent films and TV series beginning in the early 1950s. Ironically, while Easton had initially wanted to avoid being typecast as eccentric country characters, he adopted just such a look in real life, sporting a long mane of white hair and a Moses-type beard. Click here to read about his remarkable career.
We're pretty late in posting this, but the sheer number of press releases and event announcements submitted to Cinema Retro has ye olde editor-in-chief occasionally finding himself guilty of letting some stories slip through the cracks. This is a press release relating to the new Star Babe Invasion retro comics that we're admittedly hooked on. You gotta love any magazine that has Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden and Bette Page on the cover!
STAR BABES RETURN!
Goofa Man Productions is all tingly to announce the
release of the second issue of 3-D Pete’s Star Babe Invasion Comics!
The book takes an admiring look at those
charismatic, curvaceous creatures from the cosmos... STAR BABES!
“I don’t know why I tend to focus on Star Babes,”
admits the head honcho of Goofa Man Productions, Mike Fisher. “I mean,
they’re voluptuous women in skimpy costumes flying
around in retro spaceships, blowing things to bits with cool-ass ray
guns. Why would ANY guy be drawn to that? I just
can’t figure it out,” he wonders.
This cosmic issue features a fun commentary on Jane
Fonda’s classic Star Babe flick, Barbarella. Plus, read a 3-D Pete
tale of UFO abduction as well as an analysis of the
Star Babes in the original Star Trek television series. This issue has
illustrations of sexy Julie Newmar, Raquel Welch,
Marta Kristen, Nancy Kovack and more! Don’t forget the full-color center
spread of a gorgeous galactic girl! SKWONK-A-DONK!
The biggest scoop in this issue is an interview
with fabulous Rachelle Wood — the most famous Star Babe you’ve never
heard of! Rachelle plays one of the hottie Star
Babes in the Bud Light Close Encounters commercial which has enjoyed
a tremendous amount of airtime. Rachelle reveals all
her Star Babe secrets when she confesses, “I was a Bud Light Star
ABOUT THE CREATOR
Fisher produces cartoons for Animation Magazine and
other publications as well as online sites.
He contributed cartoons to Starlog magazine for
over 20 years.
In addition, Fisher produces award-winning
independent short animations, which have shown at film festivals across the
country. His latest short video is a 30-minute
documentary about UFOs, titled Craft of Unknown Origin. In this video, Fisher
uses his animation skills to visualize what UFO
witnesses have seen.