January 10, 1990 |
Michael Leahy, 2 1/2, of Midvale Avenue, takes the rugged Bigfoot vehicle he got for Christmas for a test spin yesterday to see how it performs on the slushy, ice-tinged pavement near his home.
June 5, 1987 |
Harry and the Hendersons stars a mysterious mountain creature, and it provides an occasion to remember what Dorothy Parker once said about Hollywood - the home of more than a few abominable showmen. The only "ism" that counts in Hollywood, Parker remarked, is plagiarism. No one knows the truth of Parker's observation more than Steven Spielberg, whose caliber as a filmmaker is forever being confirmed by the dozens of weak imitations his mega-hits have inspired. As the director of E.T. - The Extra- Terrestrial, the most popular picture in history, Spielberg was a glum witness to the studio stampede to see if any screenwriters had an extra- terrestrial or two stashed away in a drawer.
December 6, 2012 |
A few days after Halloween, Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot, surfaced in Warminster, found his way to Archbishop Wood, and walked into a film session for the Vikings' offensive linemen. "He scared the hell out of me," Wood assistant coach Mike Carey said. "It was the coolest costume I've ever seen. " Inside that costume was Wood's Chris O'Connor, a 6-foot-7, 278-pound guard. It was Carey, the squad's defensive coordinator and offensive-line coach, who had nicknamed the hulking senior "Bigfoot.
December 21, 2002
Was it itchy in that suit? Was it hot in there, on that day in 1967, when Elna Wallace put on an ape suit and cavorted in a forest near Bluff Creek, Calif.? Was the man behind the camera guffawing as Elna wandered around, looked back, then traipsed into the woods? Was she giggling? Was her husband, the prankster behind this whole thing, snickering fit to bust? Well, now he is. On Nov. 26, Ray Wallace died, and with him, his greatest creation: Bigfoot. Yes, Bigfoot.
December 13, 2002 |
Friends, I have always believed, and I still believe. Ray Wallace, who died last month at the age of 84, had fascinated or amused the world for decades by presenting us with the spoor of Bigfoot, bargain-basement yeti of the Great Northwest. Indeed, almost all the "evidence" for the existence of Bigfoot emerged from Ray's place, and his family now says that the famous grainy film of Foot in fact depicted Ray's wife Elna in a gorilla suit. According to the Associated Press, the hoax started in 1958, when Wallace tried to scare thieves away from his logging trailer by surrounding it with huge footprints.
June 20, 2005
DESPITE THE fact that marijuana for medical purposes has once more been denied approval, I must say that Nico Chan's letter has convinced me that Congress is wrong in this matter. After all, the fact that this writer somehow worked Bigfoot into his argument proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mr. Chan is only using marijuana for medical purposes, and not abusing it. I'm sure Bigfoot would agree. Stuart Caesar Philadelphia
January 8, 1988 |
Most autophiles are probably thinking they'll come to the 1988 Philadelphia International Auto Show with their Bigfoot firmly on the ground. But this year, chances are their heads will be geared skyward for the new star of the show, the Hystar Airship, touted as the "World's First Flying Saucer. " Each hour on the hour during the 11-day run of the show (today through Jan. 18), this 17-foot-diameter cross between a blimp and a helicopter will rotor out of its stall above the Civic Center's main showroom.
January 18, 1989 |
When Bigfoot and its fellow monster machines roll into the Spectrum this weekend, the shows will be as ear-splitting as a heavy-metal concert, as packed with the potential for sudden violence as a hockey game, and as American as leaving a patch of rubber on the road. "If you had to boil it down to its essence," says Stephen Greenberg, the promoter of the U.S. Hot Rod Truck Championships, "what we're selling is power. People picture themselves stuck in traffic behind the wheel of Bigfoot.
November 30, 2010
STRANGE DAYS WITH BOB SAGET. 10 tonight, A&E. ANYONE WHO still confuses Abington's Bob Saget with "Full House's" Danny Tanner probably needs to check out the comedian's cameos on HBO's "Entourage," during which he plays a version of himself more in line with his standup act than "TGIF. " Whether that's the "real" Saget is anyone's guess. Mine, based on sightings from "Entourage" to "America's Funniest Home Videos," with stops off for a couple of best-forgotten sitcoms, is that Saget's a performer, and that like most of us, he prefers to stay employed.
February 12, 1989 |
Bob France. Mountain man. Lives in a log cabin with a stockade gate to keep the world at bay. Snares snakes for fun. The woods and its denizens are as familiar to him as the calluses on his hands. Then one day Bob France went into the dark and teeming woods, and familiarity slipped away. For he had entered another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A dimension known as - Chestnut Ridge. This stretch of the Allegheny Mountain foothills, running from West Virginia up through Westmoreland and Indiana Counties, is Pennsylvania's Twilight Zone.