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.
If you hover the mouse pointer over the picture above, you can identify and visit the pages dedicated to each of the Irwin Allen productions.
IRWIN ALLEN NEWS VIA TWITTER
Latest Irwin Allen related news will be sent out via Twitter. If you have any upcoming events featuring Irwin Allen stars that you would like us to mention, please send us details.
NEWS AND FEATURES
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.
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.
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!
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.
Very sad news from the Irwin Allen universe. Star of The Poseidon Adventure, Stella Stevens, passed away on Friday 17th February 2023 at the age of 84. She will long be remembered for her feisty role as Linda Rogo in The Poseidon Adventure. Her son, Andrew Stevens, also starred in an Irwin Allen production, namely the 1981 TV series Code Red.
Barbara Hershey, star of Irwin Allen's Flood, is lined up as a guest at the 28-30 April 2023 Chiller Theatre Expo in New Jersey.
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).
So sad to learn of the death of former child star Adam Rich who starred in Irwin Allen's Code Red on 7th January 2023 at just 54. He appeared alongside Andrew Stevens and Sam J. Jones in the 1981 series for one season. He became a household name in the series Eight is Enough.
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.
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 (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
Gallery of Heritage Auctions Lost in Space Costumes and Props for Auction on 7 November 2021 (11am CT)
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.
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
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.
Jeff Summers has created this stunning composite artwork using his build of the 57" DeBoer Hulls Seaview kit.
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.
Convention Reports and Galleries
Visit the Spindrift and Robot at the Seattle Science Fiction Museum
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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 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 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.