Today is a very special day as Ray Harryhausen turns 90! Harryhausen is one of my favorite artists of all time, not just in cinema, but in any field. I became enamored with him like many other people when I was a child and before I moved down to Austin, attended several screenings with him in attendance in Kansas City where he brought all of his original models. It was such a thrill to be able to see them in person.
If you’ve been following Mondo the last year or so, you can definitely see how much we’re into him. We put out the CHILDREN OF THE HYDRA shirt and based the Medusa chandelier in the store off of his design.
I leave you with this video of EVERY creature Ray Harryhausen ever made in chronological order. Tonight, in his honor, I’ll be having a mini Harryhausen marathon!