February 20, 2013
Hard to believe that Ben left us five years ago tomorrow. Julie Adams sent along a tribute to Ben and I posted it on the main index page. RIP Ben!
October 15, 2012
Surprise, surprise! The remake of CFTBL has come back to life. I updated the remake news page to reflect this fact.
January 21, 2011
Added the Jackie Gleason image of Ben Chapman. This is by request from a fan.
November 26, 2010
I put up Ben's annual Christmas greeting on the index page. He wrote a
great holiday letter to his fans years ago and it has appeared every
October 14, 2010
Added the latest news on the movie remake on the remake page. Ben's birthday is in a few weeks. He would be 81 if he was still alive. I sure miss him.
I put this up earlier but forgot to post it here. There is now a Ben Chapman Facebook page. You can access it here. I also added some depressing news about the movie remake of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Finally got around to adding the memorial page with images of the memorial service and the program bulletin from over a year ago. A few days ago I updated the movie remake page.
February 22 ,
Added a a video page in the interview section. I also added a tribute video to the fan memories page.
December 6 ,
Added a tribute on the index page
to Forrest J Ackerman. He was an important contributor to the
scifi/horror scene and was one of Ben Chapman's friends. UPDATE- I have
moved the Forry page to a permanent place here.
December 5 ,
Added the latest news on the movie remake on the remake page.
December 1 ,
Put up Ben's traditional holiday greeting on the main index page. How I wish he was still around.
Added the latest news on the movie remake on the remake page. I added my own tribute page to Ben here.
March 31 ,
the conclusion of Ben's memorial service, I've updated much of the
website to reflect his passing. I also added a permanent link to the fan memories page.
March 13 ,
Ben was inducted posthumously into the Monster Kid Hall of Fame by Rondo. I added this information to the awards page.
March 9 ,
I added more fan tributes to the Fan Memories page.
February 23 ,
Final arrangements have been made. The memorial service will be on March 29. A fan memories page was created and index page updated.
February 21 ,
was saddened to get a phone call this morning by Merrilee, Ben's wife,
informing me of Ben's death. I've put up a memorial page on the index
page and other changes. Fans who would like to submit fond memories of
Ben can e-mail me at kenroar at yahoo dot com.
December 12 ,
Added a Christmas motif to the main index page. Updated the movie remake page. Approved nine new guestbook entries.
October 21 ,
Rumors that there will be a Hellboy vs Gillman movie in the works.
October 17 ,
Another update on the movie remake.
October 12 ,
The script of the remake has been leaked once again. I added two new entries on the remake page.
May 8 ,
Gillman's website was shut down for several days because the old
hosting company would not release the domains. The Gillman's site is
now hosted on a more dependable server and company, Integra-Net. They have been very helpful in helping to resolve the problem. In the future, if the site is down, you can access it by IP here.
Ben gave another interview. It is located on the interview page.
April 1 ,
Updated the new movie news page.
March 23 ,
Created a new page in the news section. The page will cover news related to the 1954 version of the Creature From the Black Lagoon movie.
March 20 ,
Ben was recently discharged from the hospital. There is now a page with all the details.
March 13 ,
Several updates on the new CFTBL movie on the remake page.
February 25 ,
More updates on the new CFTBL movie on the remake page.
very old pictures of Ben. One of them was when he was 10 years
up the annual Christmas decorations on the index
the CFTBL Remake page. The movie is now set to release in 2008.
November 7, 2006
a new interview from Icons of Fright
Added a new
appearance for Ben for
Finished the Gallery section: Movie
Photos > Ben
Chapman's Pics > Gillman
on TV > Convention
Pictures. Added 3
more artworks on the Art Gallery Page. Fixed links on the Gillman
Trivia Page. Changed Ben's
letter to his fans.
Finished the Gillman Posters and Toys sections.
Finished the Gillman
Magazine Cover section.
Finished two sections of the gallery-
Art and the Gillman
Added the Gillman
Finished converting all the files
in the news section to the new design. Finally got around to posting
the pictures from the 50th Creature From the Black Lagoon Birthday
Party at the Monster Bash.
Converted all the pages in the articles section
to the new format. Updated and converted the Creature From the Black
October 3, 2006
The Gillman Website gets a new look.
New sections are added: Gallery, Web Awards, and Links. Audio from
the movie is added to the index page. Viewers can also listen to the musical
score at the beginning of the movie. The rest of the site will be
converted in the upcoming weeks.