I Hop Movie Posters!

In honor of National Pancake Day, I have a very special treat for you…

Meet Albert Kallis, the man who was not only one of the founding fathers of IHOP (International House of Pancakes), he also happens to be a distinguished designer of movie posters. Back in the late 50’s, he was hand-picked by Roger Corman to be the art director of AIP and do all of the advertising and posters for their low-budg flicks. This guy was so busy that he even hired Reynold Brown to finish the job on the classic Attack of the 50 Foot Woman one-sheet.

But that’s not all. This one man flipping crew now devotes most of his time to producing non-profit documentaries and many other charitable works not involving maple syrup. What a colossal stud!

Reynold Brown (1917-1991)

Ever wondered who created the posters for Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Ben Hur? Reynold Brown, that’s who! Most people remember him as one of Roger Corman’s go-to-guys doing cheesy monster movie posters for AIP back in the day — but this fella drew more than just teenage werewolves and killer sea creatures. From Cat On A Hot Tin Roof to Spartacus to, yes, Love Slaves of the Amazon, this popular artist will be remembered for many years to come.

You can preview his book here at The Illustrated Press

And here’s part 2 from his PBS documentary, The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters (you can watch the whole thing on YouTube, but I started at part 2 when he arrives in Hollywood)…