countless dozens of other movie fans, we were truly saddened to learn of
the passing of actor John Agar, whose very name represents an era of moviegoing
we'll never forget no matter how many more years we remain in psychoanalysis.
Seriously, there was a time when John Agar's name in the opening credits
of a movie pretty much guaranteed that you were going to have a good time,
especially if you were sensitive enough to recognize poetry in titles like
Women of the Prehistoric Planet and Zontar:
The Thing from Venus. But that was long, long ago, in a century that
seems to recede further and further into antiquity. Out of deep respect
for that era, and particularly Mr. Agar's contribution to it, all we can
do now is offer this humble tribute to one of the screen's great personalities.
Notes on Agar
1. He was born on
January 31, 1921, in Chicago.
Agar Mara Corday
Director: Jack Arnold