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A warm welcome to the Irwin Allen News Network (IANN). Established in 1994 by Giants Log, with the late Paul Zastupnevich as president, IANN has focussed on bringing the wonderful worlds of Academy Award winning producer Irwin Allen to a wider audience. Working with fans, cast and crew around the world, IANN has published dozens of newsletters, specials and web sites to promote the television shows, movies, performers, and the production crew working so hard behind the scenes.

We hope you will enjoy browsing around the site and that you will find new material of interest. We welcome your ideas and input to help us to continue to bring the work of Irwin Allen to new generations.

If you would like to contribute research, personal memories of working on the productions, articles, photos, artwork and other creative ideas, please do contact us. We are continually developing the site whenever we have a spare moment, and the extent to which we can do this depends on everyone who has fond memories of these shows and movies.

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NEWS AND FEATURES

SPINDRIFT MINIATURE PROP - JULIEN'S AUCTIONS

A very special lot (#330) comes up for auction at Julien's Auctions on 6th September 2023 and that is the original "hero" Spindrift Miniature Prop from Land of the Giants which many of you may have seen on display at the Seattle Science Fiction Museum.

Spindrift Supersonic Miniature Prop at Julien's Auctions

Original hero Spindrift Miniature Prop from Land of the Giants

Spindrift Miniature Prop Auction Gallery with more Auction Details

LAND OF THE GIANTS COLLECTION PRESS RELEASE

Carmody McKnight Estate Winery Announces
Land of the Giants Collection

Land of the Giants Launch Party on August 26
at Le Vigne Winery in Paso Robles

The Land of the Giants Wine Collection

(Paso Robles, CA)--Carmody McKnight Estate Winery has announced the release of their new Land of the Giants collection.  The initial release includes the 2019 Estate Colossal Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2019 Estate Colossal Cuvee. A five-course dinner created by Le Vigne Executive Chef Walter Filippini celebrating the release was held on August 26 in Paso Robles.

Originating from Carmody McKnight's legendary volcanic West Paso Robles vineyard, the special series of Bordeaux varietal wines are hand-crafted by Winemaker Anthony Gallegos.  Gallegos continues the Carmody McKnight tradition of long barrel aging with minimal intervention. The 2019 Estate Colossal Cabernet and Cuvee both show off the incredible vintage of the nutrient rich volcanic West Paso Robles vineyard. These are serious complex, fruit-forward, giant Bordeaux wines to be enjoyed now and for decades.  The Colossal Cuvee blends Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Star of the cult science fiction TV series, Land of the Giants , Gary Carmody Conway is, along with his wife, former Miss America Marian McKnight Conway, the proprietor of Carmody McKnight Estate Winery.  The Irwin Allen (Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) series is one of the most popular TV series on a worldwide basis ever, airing on hundreds of stations internationally.

Attending the dinner and available to mingle with guests were original cast members Gary Conway (Captain Steve Burton) and Heather Young (Betty Hamilton). Unfortunately, Stefan Arngrim (Barry Lockridge) was unable to participate.

Land of the Giants Cabernet Sauvignon

The Land of the Giants Cabernet Sauvignon will be paired with the second course of Red Wine Cavatelli with Pancetta & Asiago.  The Colossal Cuvee is featured in the third course alongside Captain Burton's Braised Bison Short Ribs.

Also poured at the launch dinner alongside the first course of Betty's Beet Carpaccio with Balsamic Glaze and Fried Capers will be Carmody McKnight's 2019 Forever Miss America Cabernet Franc.  From the sale of every bottle from the Forever Miss America collection, the winery bestows a gift to the Forever Miss America Scholarship Fund.  This fund has provided decades of commitment to the economic and social advancement of all women through education opportunities and career resourcing.

The dinner opens and closes with courses paired with wines made by the Conway's daughter Kathleen.  Little People Appetizers will be served with K Estate Sparkling, and the dessert, Very Barry Semifreddo, is matched with her K Estate Port.

The Land of the Giants wine collection labels are designed by renowned comic book artist John Peter Britton who specializes in producing artwork for fantasy and science fiction genre television.  They depict Gary Conway's character, Captain Steve Burton, being held captive in the hand of a giant.

The Land of the Giants release dinner was held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Le Vigne winery located at 5115 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, California, 93446.  The dinner began at 6:30 pm and here are the event details.

 

COLOSSAL WINE RELEASE MENU

Welcome Reception 6:30

Little People Appetizers
Wine Pairing: Kathleen Conway's K Estate Sparkling 

First Course

Betty's Beet Carpaccio with Tuscan Volcanic EVOO, Balsamic Glaze and Fried Capers
Wine Pairing: 2019 Carmody McKnight Estate Forever Miss America Cabernet Franc

 

Second Course

Red Wine Cavatelli with Pancetta & Asiago
Wine Pairing: 2019 Estate Colossal Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Third Course
Captain Burton's Braised Bison Short Ribs Accompanied By Creamy Potatoes and Rustic, Caramelized Carrots 

Wine Pairing: 2019 Estate Colossal Cuvee 

 

Fourth Course
Very Barry Semifreddo
Wine Pairing: Kathleen Conway's K Estate Port 

 

 

About Carmody McKnight Estate Winery

Established in 1968 by former Miss America Marian McKnight Conway and actor/artist Gary Conway, Paso Robles-based Carmody McKnight is credited for pioneering the West Paso Robles AVA - Adelaida subdistrict now recognized as a premium viticultural region for Bordeaux and other noble varietals. Located seven miles from the Pacific Ocean and climatically protected by the Santa Lucia Mountains, the legendary estate vineyard, with its three volcanoes, possesses the rarest of viticulturally rich soils making it the epitome of sustainability. The region is also known for its perfect Mediterranean temperature range and climate conditions. Carmody McKnight produces award-winning, limited release Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc varietal wines.  Allocation list members enjoy exclusive access to limited release collector series wines including Land of the Giants and Forever Miss America wines that support women's educational scholarships. 

HERITAGE AUCTIONS - THE IRWIN ALLEN COLLECTION 29 JULY 2023

Heritage Auctions - The Irwin Allen Collection Auction, July 29, 2023

July 2023 brought us an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime, opportunity to bid on a vast collection of original Irwin Allen props, paintings, drawings, and collectibles. The Heritage Auctions - Irwin Allen Collection auction took place in session 5 of the 3 day Hollywood/Entertainment Signature® Auction #7351 from 27 to 29 July 2023. Click here for the press release from Heritage Auctions (HA.com).

Winning bids ranged from $625 to $350,000 (including buyer's premiums of 25%). The top 5 purchase prices (including buyer's premium) were for the following items:

  1. Original John Berkey Final Poster Artwork for The Towering Inferno, sold for $350,000
  2. The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen Robot built by Greg Jein, sold for $237,500
  3. Original Hero B-9 Robot Walkable "Bermudas", sold for $212,500
  4. Guy Williams "John Robinson" Season 1 Tunic, sold for $200,000
  5. Bill Mumy "Will Robinson" Season 1 Costume Ensemble, sold for $187,500

The Irwin Allen Collection Auction Gallery (images courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com)

THE FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN ROBOT

Heritage Auctions - The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen B-9 Robot

Aside from all the exceptional original artwork featured at the upcoming Heritage Auctions (HA.com) Irwin Allen Collection auction on 29th July 2023, the star of the show must surely be "The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen Robot" which is a precise replica of the original B-9 Robot. Recreated by Academy-nominated visual effects model builder Greg Jein from studio molds, with lighting, electronics and wiring installed by Ron Hamill, this exciting one-off creation will be the item to watch during the auction. Below is this Robot when it appeared in The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen with Bill Mumy and June Lockhart.

The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen with Bill Mumy, June Lockhart, and B-9 Robot

ORIGINAL POSTER ARTWORK FOR TOWERING INFERNO

Bidding on the original final poster artwork by John Berkey for The Towering Inferno has already exceeded over $200,000. The original art pieces in the Irwin Allen Collection are not only attracting Irwin Allen fans, but also art connoisseurs who will see these works of art as great investments. Original props and costumes are also drawing the attention of investors as illustrated by recent sale prices.

Towering Inferno original final poster artwork by John Berkey

Poster Artwork for The Poseidon Adventure

Up for auction at Heritage Auctions on 29th July 2023 is the original Mort Künstler Final Poster Artwork for The Poseidon Adventure. Shown below is the orginal artwork next to one of the many posters featuring this art. Other auction lots feature both original storyboard art and storyboard copies.

Original Mort Künstler Final Poster Artwork for The Poseidon Adventure

TIME TUNNEL PRESENTATION BOOKS

Featured in the Heritage Auctions - Irwin Allen Collection auction are two presentation books for The Time Tunnel. Why does the top right picture in the season one book remind us of the Lost in Space Trip Through the Robot episode?

TIME TUNNEL SEASON ONE PRESENTATION BOOK

Heritage Auctions - Time Tunnel Presentation Book Season One, July 29, 2023

TIME TUNNEL PROPOSED SEASON TWO PRESENTATION BOOK

Heritage Auctions - Time Tunnel Presentation Book Proposed Season Two, July 29, 2023

PAUL ZASTUPNEVICH - LOST IN SPACE COSTUME ART

Before the Heritage Irwin Allen Collection auction takes place on 29 July 2023, there is an Azarian Collection Auction featuring 5 pieces of Paul Zastupnevich Lost in Space Costume Art.

Paul Zastupnevich Lost in Space Costume Art

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON ORIGINAL CONCEPT ART

Below is some original concept art illustrating Irwin Allen's thinking for his series Swiss Family Robinson. This original art is up for auction at the Heritage Auctions Irwin Allen Collection on 29th July 2023. Click on the image to see the auction lot.

Swiss Family Robinson Original Concept Art

HERITAGE AUCTIONS - IRWIN ALLEN COLLECTION CATALOG

Here is the cover of the catalog for the Heritage Auctions Irwin Allen Collection featuring the final poster artwork by John Berkey for The Towering Inferno. This packed catalog is a collectible in itself.

Heritage Auctions Irwin Allen Collection catalog

INFINITY #63 JULY 2023 - HEATHER YOUNG INTERVIEW

The July 2023 issue of Infinity (#63) sci-fi magazine features a six page interview with Land of the Giants star Heather Young in conversation with Karen Myatt. It also features a 2 page Land of the Giants poster. Available in magazine stores and also from the Infinity website.

Infinity #63 sci-fi magazine, July 2023 featuring an interview with Heather Young

IRWIN ALLEN: MASTER OF DISASTER COLLECTION

Due for release on 12th September 2023 (in the US) is the blu-ray set Irwin Allen: Master of Disaster Collection featuring 7 television and theatrical release movies. We believe the set will feature the following movies: The Poseidon Adventure, When Time Ran Out, Fire, Flood, Cave-In, Hanging by a Thread, and The Night the Bridge Fell Down.

Irwin Allen: Master of Disaster Collection Blu-Ray Set

Replica Voyage Movie Patch

A new collectible patch is available based upon the original Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea movie uniform patch. The patch can be found on eBay and on the Three Inches Under patch website.

Replica Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Movie Uniform Patch

SPACE BEAUTY ALIEN TUNIC

Several people have asked us about the costumes recently auctioned in the Heritage Auctions Comisar Collection (2-4 June 2023) and wanted to know where they can be seen in episodes. The first costume is the alien tunic with 6 arms. The costume was worn by a Space Beauty contestant in Season Three. The tunic also appeared in an earlier episode, Two Weeks in Space, worn by Carroll Roebke (Tat) and Edy Williams (Non), minus the extra arms.

Lost in Space - Space Beauty Alien Contestant Tunic

KIDNAPPED IN SPACE JUMPSUIT

The second costume we have received questions about is the orange jumpsuit. We have not found any scenes featuring Penny (Angela Cartwright) wearing the costume, but did find the outfit in the third season Lost in Space episode Kidnapped in Space. The outfit was worn by two characters "1220" (played by Carol Williams) and "1246". If you find any episodes featuring Penny in the costume, please let us know.

Lost in Space - Kidnapped in Space Orange Jumpsuit

GARY CARMODY CONWAY - MOUNTAIN MOODS

Dear friends, I carry on in a painter's paradise. The color explosions and keen vistas always taunt the artist. It was this rare experience attracting me to Paso Robles in the first place. My Big Sur paintings revisit the numerous decades gazing out from the hills of vines and forests to the Big Sur mountains and the exquisite Pacific. I share those intense feelings. Gary Conway

Below is a piece of art that Gary has shared with us from this collection.

Gary Carmody Conway - Mountain Moods

HERITAGE AUCTIONS 2-4 JUNE 2023

The Comisar Collection Platinum Signature Auction, June 2-4, 2023

An exciting range of costumes and props from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, and Land of the Giants went up for auction at the The Comisar Collection Platinum Signature Auction on 2-4 June 2023. These items included crew costumes from both Voyage and Giants and the giant screwdriver and Flying Sub miniature props. The Irwin Allen related item which sold for the highest price was the Flying Sub miniature (sold for $100,000 including the 25% buyer's premium).

Auction Gallery (images courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com)

GARY CARMODY CONWAY - BIG SUR COLLECTION

THE BIG SUR BY GARY CONWAY

Among his many talents, Gary Conway is a superb artist and you can find many of his art pieces on Gary's website. Below is a piece of art that Gary has shared with us from his latest Big Sur collection.

Gary Conway art from the Big Sur Recollections Collection

Below are links to PDFs that Gary has sent us to showcase some of his art. Feel free to download the PDFs and enjoy Gary's stunning artwork. To see more of his work, take a trip to Gary Conway's Website.

Gary Conway's forty-year dream-journey gazing out upon the mesmerizing mountains of the Santa Lucias.

The Big Sur Collection One

When I first discovered the Big Sur region of Paso Robles in a crash landing it was soon realized that no place on earth possesses these purest and cleanest of colors and haunting hues surrounding the sharpest of horizons. Painting this phenomenon was inevitable – an artist's paradise! Van Gogh would have truly lost his mind here!
Gary Conway

The Big Sur Collection Two

A trip to the cosmos by way of Big Sur.

The Big Sur Recollections - Current Works

Ever since I started painting at a very early age, I thought of art as more than the pursuit of the exquisite. Art is also a statement of societal values drawing on the power of nature's beauty that ensures us a sense of life's purpose.
Gary Conway

The Big Sur Recollections

Gary Conway Trip to the Cosmos

IANN WEBSITE UPDATES

The Irwin Allen News Network (iann.net) website is undergoing some major changes "under the hood" at the moment. You may find that old versions of pages are cached in your browser and thus cause the site to appear broken. To fix this, it is worth trying several refreshes of pages in your browser to see the latest version. Clearing the browser History cache should fix any major issues (in Firefox top menu, History - Clear Recent History - Cache).

MARTA KRISTEN AT SCREENING OF "THE BEAST INSIDE"

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Lost in Space star Marta Kristen attended the Industry Screening of "The Beast Inside" held at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on 2nd December 2022.

OMEGA AUCTIONS

A British fan's collection of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea memorabilia went up for sale at the UK auction house Omega Auctions on Tuesday 24th May 2022. The collection included the Richard Basehart uniform jacket, scripts, fanzines, toys, and much more.

Omega Auctions 24 May 2022

Omega Auctions

FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN TRADING CARDS

Included in the Omega Auctions are two folders containing the Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen trading cards as shown in the following video.

HERITAGE AUCTIONS - LOST IN SPACE

Heritage Auctions (ha.com) Lost in Space Costume Auctions, 7 November 2021

Heritage Auctions (HA.com) held an amazing auction of unique and original Lost in Space costumes and props over the weekend of 4-7 November 2021. All the Lost in Space lots were successfully sold on Sunday 7th November. See Lots 89811 to 89840. Two costumes achieved astonishing sale prices of $75,000 each, plus a 25% Buyer's Premium on top of that. These high value items were the Will Robinson's Season 3 Costume Ensemble and the Maureen Robinson's Season 3 Costume Ensemble. Amazingly, some Star Trek costumes didn't sell in the auction for half that price.

Special thanks to Heritage Auctions for allowing us to share the photos of the Lost in Space auction collection with you.

2021 November 4 - 7 Hollywood & Entertainment Signature® Auction #7245

Heritage Auctions (ha.com) Lost in Space Costume and Prop Auctions, 7 November 2021

Gallery of Heritage Auctions Lost in Space Costumes and Props for Auction on 7 November 2021 (11am CT)

THE FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN BY JEFF BOND

Irwin Allen's wife Sheila spoke fondly of her desire for there to be a coffee table book on producer Irwin Allen and his career, and that dream finally came true with Jeff Bond's book The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen with a foreword written by Lost in Space star, Bill Mumy.

The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen by Jeff Bond with a foreword written by Lost in Space star, Bill Mumy

PLEASE NOTE: Creature Features is the only authorized source for new copies of this book and will not be offering it thru Amazon or any other retail sellers.

Details of and sample pages from the book The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen

JUPITER 2 WITH LAUNCH GANTRY AND BASE

Jupiter 2 with Launch Gantry and Base

David Holderbaum has built this stunning model using the Moebius Models Jupiter 2 kit with a custom built launch gantry and base. Click here to view all of David's latest builds.

THE SEAVIEW BY JEFF SUMMERS

The Seaview by Jeff Summers

Jeff Summers has created this stunning composite artwork using his build of the 57" DeBoer Hulls Seaview kit.

Visit Jeff Summers' Gallery

DAVID HOLDERBAUM MODEL BUILD GALLERY

David Holderbaum Model Gallery

View David Holderbaum Model Gallery

LOST IN SPACE - BLAST OFF INTO SPACE

Lost in Space - Blast off into Space by David Holderbaum

Visit the David Holderbaum Art Gallery

TOUR OF THE SPINDRIFT

SCRATCH BUILT LOST IN SPACE CHARIOT

Bill Hedges Scratch Built Chariot

Bill Hedges Chariot Gallery

Chariot Video

MOEBIUS MODELS PRE-ASSEMBLED SPACE POD

Moebius Models Assembled Space Pod

Moebius Models Assembled Space Pod Gallery

HELP NEEDED WITH RESEARCH

The Cast of The Poseidon Adventure

The main focus of our efforts at the Irwin Allen News Network is to document the history of all of the Irwin Allen movies and television shows and this implies extensive levels of research. We are particularly trying to credit actors and crew who didn't receive on-screen credits in the productions.

We are also studying the movies, trying to identify as many people as possible who appeared on screen and this is proving to be a never-ending challenge. We have recently added a gallery of faces from The Poseidon Adventure and The Time Travelers amongst others and have several faces we cannot yet identify. If you can help with any of these missing names with corroborating pictures of the unnamed actors, please contact us.

STEVE CAUSEY - MOEBIUS MODELS SPINDRIFT BUILD

Moebius Models 1/128 Spindrift Kit Build

Moebius Models 1/128 Spindrift Kit Build

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Creativity Showcase Bob Aucutt David Kleve Time Tunnel Model Shaun Dale Richard Sierra's futuristic designs Kelvin Hendrey's Snow Robot UK’s first Lost in Space B9 Robot full size Replica Jerry Von Mueller Customised Models Mark Dorais Paul Davison D S Campos Voyage 3D Lars Liljeblad Gordon Foulds Cartoons A. Dutto Art MarkM Models Simon Mercs Model Builds Mike Aucutt Henry Prentiss TSDS Gallery Kyle Clark's Models and Special Effects D. Gilmour's Irwin Allen Artwork Gemini Model Build-up Studios Brian Matthews

Every so often we will showcase something from different creative fans on this main page. The image above shows several pieces of original artwork and model building from fans around the world. Click on each image to see more of this wonderful work. You can also see more outstanding work from other artists, animators, and model builders by visiting the creativity showcase and models pages on this site.

IRWIN ALLEN FILMOGRAPHY

Click here or on the image below to see the Irwin Allen filmography credits.

Irwin Allen Production Titles

IRWIN ALLEN BLOG

We have set up a new blog for general chat, all the little bits of information we come across, and to highlight the latest news in the Irwin Allen worlds.

Irwin Allen Blog

IRWIN ALLEN GALLERY

We have built a new structured and searchable Irwin Allen Gallery with lots of different bits and pieces on anything and everything related to the Irwin Allen productions. It includes new showcases of the work of the talented and creative fans, without whom there would not be many new things in the Irwin Allen universe to enjoy. If you would like your work and collections showcased here, you are welcome to send material via the Email link in the IANN contact page.

The Irwin Allen Gallery

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