Jack H. Harris’ book recounts his career, including his most famous movie THE BLOB. Jack is a colorful character, the book an interesting read. – John Carpenter
Los Angeles, CA. (PRWEB) October 24, 2015
This Halloween, Legendary Cult Classic Movie Producer, Jack H. Harris, releases his book, "Father of the Blob: The Making of a Monster Smash and Other Hollywood Tales," published by TVGuestpert Publishing.
The 97 year old producer of "The Blob," "Eyes of Laura Mars," remembers how he discovered Steve McQueen for the lead of The Blob.
Steve McQueen Story
Jack H. Harris hopes The Blob remake, expected in theaters 2016 starring Samuel L. Jackson, knocks your socks off:
Blob Remake 2016
Jack tells the origin of The Blob's theme song, "Beware of the Blob":
Beware of the Blob Theme Song
Jack H. Harris started out as a child performer in vaudeville and has done everything related to the movies including projectionist, usher, theatre manager, actor, distributor and producer. His life encompasses the history of the movies and so do the anecdotes he eloquently shares. Some of those he helped to start in the business include Steve McQueen, Patty Duke, Ivan Reitman, John Carpenter, John Landis and so many more.
The Blob was his first movie, and surprisingly has turned out to be his forever movie. He's made 30 others including Dinosaurus, 4D Man, Equinox, Eyes of Laura Mars, and one of Hugh Hefner's favorites, Paradisio. He’s worked on a deal for the feature remake of The Blob for 2016 starring Samuel L. Jackson, as well as developing a musical stage version. Jack has lived out the axiom, "The only thing positive is the negative," as he owns most of his films. The kicker is, he's 97, and as vital of a movie man as ever.
In his book, "Father of the Blob: The Making of a Monster Smash and Other Hollywood Tales," Jack's personal story is woven throughout and includes the immigration of his parents from Romania, WWII heroism and his romances and his long standing film career.
Join Jack H. Harris on a LIVE Reddit Chat AMA on Saturday, October 31st at 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET under FatheroftheBlob!
"In Father of the Blob, Jack H. Harris reveals how he put everything on the line for the hit monster movie THE BLOB. Through his long standing entertainment career as a producer, distributor, theater manager, he has developed an uncanny ability to recognize raw talent and has given many young filmmakers their first shot at success. It’s a terrific story that a new generation of filmmakers can learn a lot from."
– Ivan Reitman
"Like Samuel Z. Arkoff, William Castle and Roger Corman, Jack H. Harris is a legend in the world of low budget genre cinema. And although the business has changed, this man knows more about how to make and sell a movie more than a half dozen film schools combined. A must have for cinegeeks."
– Stefan Blitz, ForcesofGeek.com