|Above, Glenn Strange as Sam the bartender on Gunsmoke. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Last month, I attended the Election Night party of Mark Reed, the Republican candidate for congress in the San Fernando Valley. It was held in the Valley Relics Museum.
The museum has loads of artifacts spanning years of history in the San Fernando Valley.
It also holds some memorabilia of different celebrities. One of them was actor Glenn Strange, best known as Sam the bartender on television's Gunsmoke and as the Frankenstein Monster in three of Universal's monster rallies of the 1940s. Strange was featured in many westerns during the course of his career.
Monster movie fans will want to visit the Valley Relics Museum just to see the Glenn Strange memorabilia. They have plenty of other items on display to satisfy history buffs.
Here's a few photos of them:
|Above, a collection of Glenn Strange Frankenstein memorabilia. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, a closer-in view of Glenn Strange Frankenstein memorabilia. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, a collection of Glenn Strange's western memorabilia. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, a photo of Strange singing with The Duke in Westward Ho. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
For more information on the Valley Relics Museum, go here.