Saturday, October 12, 2019

I'm In a Halloween Documentary!

Or, rather, an old photo of me is.

There's a new documentary out called "Halloween in a Box" from HNN Productions. It premiered on October 1st on several different VOD sites including Amazon and YouTube.

Here's a description of the movie:

"Before the days of elaborate Halloween costumes, there were costumes in a box. Remember them? We seemingly all wore these costumes as kids. Now hear the story behind these costumes and the history of the big three companies that made them, Ben Cooper Inc, Halco, and Collegeville. For years, these costumes were a beloved Halloween institution dating back in the 1930s. In 1982 at the height of their popularity, the first case of domestic terrorism shook the United States and threatened to cancel Halloween forever. In an effort to save the holiday, the costume giants, although rivals in business, were forced to come together and unify or trick or treating would become extinct."

Apparently, they used that old photo of me and my brother dressed as Superman and Batman from 1972. That picture sure gets around. I've seen it posted on a couple of other sites, also. The documentary looks really cool. I might have to check it out.

Thanks to Tom from the wonderful blog Garage Sale Finds for letting me know about it.


Caffeinated Joe said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Tom said...

You're welcome, Erick! I watched it yesterday and really enjoyed it. There's a lot of behind the scenes information about Ben Cooper and Collegeville along with interviews with relatives and even one of the original designers of the costumes.

Lady M said...

Wow - your 90 seconds of fame has come at last.

Anonymous said...

Next stop Hollywood :D

Bulldog said...

That's too cool!