Alien Movie Props in The Bob Burns Collection
We wrap up the Monsterama series with a monster movie that is near and dear to me. On the heals of Star Wars, I was space crazy like most other pre-teen kids of the late 1970s. But I had never lost my love for monster movies. Famous Monsters of Filmland had effectively (to younger readers) folded the Star Wars generation into their world of classic monsters to stay relevant but also because George Lucas was himself a monster kid who had grown up under the influence of Uncle Forry and crew. Then, in 1979, the perfect merger of sci-fi and monster movies arrived to scare all of us Star Wars fans out of our seats.
My parent’s dropped my younger brother and I off at the theater and bought us tickets, giving permission for us to see Alien. It was terrifying. I was twelve and it was one of the first monster movies I had ever seen on the big screen. It was also the first R rated movie I had ever seen.
CCM Archives: Collecting Alien memorabilia
Needless to say, Alien had a huge impact on this monster kid and I take great pleasure in knowing that so many of the original props used in this terrifying monster in space movie are in the possession of the one and only Bob Burns. This episode of Monsterama takes us back inside his collection for a closer look at his amazing collection of movie memorabilia from the Alien franchise.
- Monsterama Episode 2: The Bob Burns Collection
- Monsterama Epsiode 4: Stan Winston
- Most Valuable Monster Movie Props