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Thursday, October 7, 2010

181 Frames of Gut-Crunching, Man-Eating Terror! Behind-the-Scenes of William Girdler's GRIZZLY


The one that got away. [Insert sad face here.]

I've been hard at work procuring mountains of goodies for The Holecheck Archives lately (read: hemorrhaging money I don't have); some impressive, some not so much.  (Did I really need hundreds of sexploitation stills for movies I'm clueless about?  What the hell is Love Cave, anyway?)

Unfortunately, I missed out on one particularly awesome set:  not one, not two, but 181(!) 35mm still camera negatives taken behind-the-scenes of William Girdler's Grizzly.  I tried -- believe me, I tried -- but apparently my several hundred bucks wasn't good enough. Hopefully the current owner sees fit to do something worthwhile with them. 

Until then, I've presented a few low res examples below, for posterity's sake. I've tried to frame, sharpen and color correct them to get 'em as clean as possible, but there's only so much I could do.  Enjoy!



French poster courtesy of Devildead.com.

More rare photo displays coming soon, including some negatives I actually do own!

© 2010 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.


  1. "Did I really need hundreds of sexploitation stills for movies I'm clueless about?"

    We have 47 cans of 35mm camera negative outtakes from William Sach's THERE IS NO 13 sitting in the middle of the Temple living room -- so our answer, obviously, is YES.

  2. Haha, last year Nat Thompson and I almost picked up all the camera negative outtakes to Frank LaLoggia's FEAR NO EVIL (as MARK OF THE BEAST) but were too late. :-(

  3. You definitely need these... just like we all need thousands of dvd's.

    Great discoveries, Bruce.

    Now you're coming thru to the list also.

  4. I love Grizzly! Its actually the movie that influenced me to work in the industry! These are great photographs! Please post some more!

  5. Loved this since I saw on T.V. back in I guess would have been late 70's or very early 80's. A friend of mine had the poster in his room. I finally found the Media release brand spanking new and unopened at a flea market for a buck. That was a happy day for me.