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The Creature From the Black Lagoon


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What's New?

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection:

This Blu-Ray DVD has both the regular and 3D version of The Creature From the Black Lagoon!








 

November 19, 2014
Added information about the ridiculous notion of the Gillman becoming an action hero in a super heroes movie on the remake news page.

November 6, 2014
Added information about a possible CRTBL remake on the remake news page.

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 year.

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.

June 25, 2010
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.

June 24, 2009
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 , 2009
Added a a video page in the interview section. I also added a tribute video to the fan memories page.

December 6 , 2008
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 , 2008
Added the latest news on the movie remake on the remake page.

December 1 , 2008
Put up Ben's traditional holiday greeting on the main index page. How I wish he was still around.

May 3, 2008
Added the latest news on the movie remake on the remake page. I added my own tribute page to Ben here.

March 31 , 2008
After 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 , 2008
Ben was inducted posthumously into the Monster Kid Hall of Fame by Rondo. I added this information to the awards page.

March 9 , 2008
I added more fan tributes to the Fan Memories page.

February 23 , 2008
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 , 2008
I 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 , 2007
Added a Christmas motif to the main index page. Updated the movie remake page. Approved nine new guestbook entries.

October 21 , 2007
Rumors that there will be a Hellboy vs Gillman movie in the works.

October 17 , 2007
Another update on the movie remake.

October 12 , 2007
The script of the remake has been leaked once again. I added two new entries on the remake page.

May 8 , 2007
The 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.

April 30, 2007
Ben gave another interview. It is located on the interview page.

April 1 , 2007
Updated the new movie news page.

March 23 , 2007
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 , 2007
Ben was recently discharged from the hospital. There is now a page with all the details.

March 13 , 2007
Several updates on the new CFTBL movie on the remake page.

February 25 , 2007
More updates on the new CFTBL movie on the remake page.

December 5, 2006
Added two very old pictures of Ben. One of them was when he was 10 years old.

November 22, 2006
Put up the annual Christmas decorations on the index page.

November 10, 2006
Updated the CFTBL Remake page. The movie is now set to release in 2008.

November 7, 2006
Added a new interview from Icons of Fright

October 21, 2006
Added a new appearance for Ben for 2007

October 12, 2006
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.

October 10, 2006
Finished the Gillman Posters and Toys sections.

October 8, 2006
Finished the Gillman Magazine Cover section.

October 7, 2006
Finished two sections of the gallery- the Gillman Art and the Gillman Jewelry/Clothing section.

October 6, 2006
Added the Gillman Library section.

October 5, 2006
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.

October 4, 2006
Converted all the pages in the articles section to the new format. Updated and converted the Creature From the Black Lagoon Remake page.

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.



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