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Bob Bekian Interviews “Creature From The Black Lagoon” Star, Julie Adams, for RealHD.TV

Julie Adams and Bob Bekian

Julie Adams talks with Bob Bekian on "Hollywood legends" at RealHD.TV

Producer and Entrepreneur, Bob Bekian, has launched an ambitious new website called RealHD.TV.  The goal is to provide an online venue for original content, as well as feature trend stories and exclusive behind-the-scenes episodes of celebrity content.

Julie Adams for Creature from the Black Lagoon

Julie Adams admires her image on a french poster for "Creature From The Black Lagoon." Posters courtesy of the Bob Bekian collection

One of the original programs Bekian is producing is called “Hollywood Legends.” “Hollywood Legends provides an opportunity to talk with people who are connected to the Golden Age of Hollywood,” Bekian says.  “Their stories are important to document, and we think that this important Hollywood history should be preserved.”

Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

Bekian is a respected Hollywood historian and preservationist, adorning his studios with rare, original stills along side classic movie posters dating back to the 1920’s. Bekian began collecting Hollywood memorabilia as a child which became the basis for his passion for production and conserving the history of Hollywood.

Launching his web show “Hollywood Legends” with an interview of “Creature from the Black Lagoon” star, Julie Adams,  Bekian is definitely in his element.  “The amazing thing about Julie Adams is the scope of work she has done (150 credits), as well as the other

Hollywood legends she has worked with.” These stars include James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Elvis, Van Heflin, Robert Taylor, and John Wayne.” Her stories about these and other co-stars are fascinating to hear first-hand.

Julie Adams

Julie Adams laughs with Bob Bekian as directs her in his interview of "Hollywood legends" for RealHD.TV

Julie Adams was born Betty May Adams in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1926.  She grew up in Arkansas, where she discovered her love of acting in a 3rd grade production of “Hansel and Gretel.”  Her passion to act took her to California and was discovered in a swimwear store , soon acting in up to one Western in Hollywood per week.  One of the most interesting points made about her life in the interview is that she has been consistently working in Hollywood since 1949.   Her works range between those westerns in the 40’s to ABC’s “Lost”, which ended in 2010.

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

“It was such a pleasure to work with Julie Adams on this interview “says Bekian and we look forward to our upcoming shows which have Mickey Rooney and Lauren Bacall scheduled in the fall.”  Hearing from Julie Adams is

the first in what will be a long line of celebrity stores waiting to be told.

The interview with Julie Adams can be seen on RealHD.TV , and has been distributed through Metacafe.com.

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BOB BEKIAN CO-PRODUCING “THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY” WITH GREG NICOTERO

United Monsters Talent Agency

What could be better than the Wolfman and Frankenstein terrorizing the cold starless nights?

Bob Bekian and the Creature from the Black Lagoon

How about these famous fiends striking fear into our hearts… and getting paid for it, too!  In a twist on life around the creatures of old Hollywood, renowned special FX make-up artists, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger (of KNB FX Group) give the famous 1950’s Universal Monsters a different role as employees of The United Monster Talent Agency (UMTA).  The chilling personae of Dracula, the Mummy, the Wolfman, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Invisible Man and the Creature from the Black Lagoon lurk in wait for horror movie work with the headline “We’ll have our people scare your people!.”

The Creature in makeup

AMC posted the eight-minute short just before Halloween, which features guest appearances by “Hostel” director Eli Roth, Dana Gould, “Machete” co-director Robert Rodriguez, and “The Walking Dead’s” own executive producer and director, Frank Darabont (who fittingly plays a director).

Mother from "Psycho"

The short premiered in Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, late 2010.

After working with Loyal Studios president, Bob Bekian, on the hilarious, star-studded Farley Brothers comedy sketch, “Happy Birthday” (featuring Gerard Butler as a perverse leprechaun), Brett Ratner knew Loyal Studios could be an ideal partner to help film the promo for this “Monster” of a short film.  Bekian, –a life-long fan of the Universal Monsters and classic horror memorabilia collector—jumped at the chance to be the co-producer for UMTA, especially with spectacular make-up only KNB FX studios can provide.

Applying make-up at the KNB Effects lab

Nicotero has worked in Loyal Studios several times  in the past, and his artistic genius has been applied to the casts of all of  Quentin Tarantino’s, and Robert Rodriquez’ films.  He was noted on the hit make-up reality show, “Face Off”, and more recently as the special effects make-up designer for the graphic novel-inspired zombie series, “The Walking Dead.”

Dr. Frankenstein's Table

“Everyone who knows me knows that I have loved the universal monsters ever since I was a kid,” says Bob Bekian, owner of Loyal Studios, and co-producer.  “I have a vast collection of original

Howard Berger adjusts the final Make-Up applicati

movie posters and lobby cards, toys, and props from the classic Universal horror library.  I am also excited to be producing an exclusive interview with Julie Adams, the female Lead in “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”, in our Santa Monica stage in May.  The opportunity to work with a legend like Greg Nicotero—whom I‘ve admired in all of his work, combined with the concept for this project—was an honor, and incredibly fun to be involved with. “

Greg Nicotero's Lab

KNB FX is the force behind some of Hollywood’s most memorable special effects and movies.  Greg Nicotero opened KNB FX in 1988 with long time friend, Howard Berger. Since then, he has marked his expertise on “Dances with Wolves,” “Sin City,” Transformers” and “Serenity”, “Spawn”, “The Green Mile,” “Inglorious Bastards,” “Predators,” “Splice,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and more than 200 credits in both make-up and special effects.

Setting up a scene ,Greg Nicotero directs the U.M.T.A.

Re-creating the Creature sequence shooting with the Sony F900

Working in the popular venue of 3D has been a challenge that Greg Nicotero was eager to undertake, as is shown on the incredibly detailed “Final Desintation 3D” and “Pirahna 3D.”  Creating “The United Monster Talent Agency” let Greg go back to the Universal Monsters that inspired him in his youth to bring to life creatures from our darkest imaginations, and to throw you headfirst into the fray of explosive science fiction features.

The “United Monster Talent Agency” stars Jaremy Aiello, Bob Burns and Jeffrey Combs, and was shot on the Sony F900.

For more information about Loyal Studios, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv

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To See these monsters, click link to AMC or visit www.universalstudiomonsters.com

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