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SS POSEIDON: 40 Years Upside Down…

Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013 by

In early January of 1973, I was, for all intents and purposes, riveted to my seat in the balcony of the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood after seeing “The Poseidon Adventure” for the first time. The film, in tandem with an American History assignment on the LUSITANIA, helped foster my lifelong fascination with ocean liners.

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90,000,000 and still counting!

In the ensuing months, I would see the movie countless times and cajole my poor mother into driving me the 25 or so miles south of Hollywood to visit the QUEEN MARY, initially just to see the “The Poseidon Adventure” exhibits and walk through the spaces I coveted in the film.

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My cherished childhood Stella Stevens autograph — a gift from the late Charlie O’Curran, a choreographer and family friend who worked with her on the 1962 Elvis Presley film, “Girls, Girls, Girls”.

The movie also boosted my childhood fascination with Hollywood movie stars and, more specifically, Stella Stevens, who played Linda Rogo, the former hooker wife of Mike Rogo, a New York cop played by Ernest Borgnine. Linda Rogo was my favorite character in the film: brassy, funny and quite gorgeous, too. She was the ultimate “hooker with a heart”.

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A memento from my pre-POSEIDON ADVENTURE encounter with Ernest Borgnine in 1971.

Speaking of of Mike Rogo, while digging out my “Stella”, I found a yellowed Ernest Borgnine autograph dating from a 1971 encounter with him at Griffith Park. Initially, I was afraid to approach the imposing, Oscar-winning star of “Marty” and the TV series “McHale’s Navy” but it turned out he couldn’t have been more welcoming. A few months after I interrupted his golf game, he would bring the rugged character of Mike Rogo to life for Irwin Allen. Borgnine stayed active with acting and public appearances, including the occasional “The Poseidon Adventure” cast reunion, up until his death in 2012 at the age of 95.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

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The Egyptian on a December eve.

Flash forward some forty years and there I was, near the front of the line at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater to celebrate not only the 40th anniversary of the film’s debut but also the 90th anniversary of the iconic movie palace which is probably second only to Grauman’s Chinese in Hollywood cinema esteem.

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“Poseidon” posters on display.

This would be my fifth or so “The Poseidon Adventure” cast reunion retrospective over the years and probably the most rewarding of all.

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The line grows.

As the ever-swelling crowd would soon prove, I was not alone. Actually, my lifelong “The Poseidon Adventure” fancy seemed ordinary, if not paltry, compared to that of other attendees. A man next to us, Peter, had brought his young son to see the film that had reigned as his favorite since it came out — when he was his son’s age. In line behind us, there was an enthusiastic conversation about “The Last Voyage”, the disaster film in which the beloved ILE DE FRANCE was used as a floating prop and half-sunk before being finished off by Japanese scrappers.

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In line with David Woodman and his Poseidon caricatures.

Directly in front of us, David Woodman shared an impressively rendered caricature of the “Poseidon” stars that had been autographed over the years by most of the film’s cast and principal members of its crew. Woodman is a professional animator and his work, including “The Poseidon Adventure” illustrations, can be ogled by clicking here.

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Eric Shea at his first Poseidon cast reunion.

In the outer lobby, a film crew interviewed Eric Shea, the former child star who was one of the principal “The Poseidon Adventure” cast members. This was Mr. Shea’s first time attending one of these events and he seemed pleasantly surprised by all the fuss.

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The fan queue.

When the line was unleashed, we bee-lined into the auditorium to secure front-row-center seats. The four principals from the cast were hosting tables underneath the screen and receiving a long queue of fans who would pony up $20 a piece (per star) for autographs and a chance to take photos with their “Poseidon” favorites.

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Pamela Sue Martin and Eric Shea. Photo by Mike Masino 2012.

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Pamela Sue Martin and Eric Shea memorabilia.

Our seats were directly across from Pamela Sue Martin (who went on to star in TV’s “Dynasty” as Fallon Carrington) and Eric Shea. This was the first public reunion of the pair who played brother and sister in “The Poseidon Adventure”.

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Ernie Orsatti (left) and Stella Stevens (right).

Stage left, Ernie Orsatti (Pamela Sue Martin’s date in the film and the stunt man who cascaded into the overturned ship’s ballroom skylight) and Stella Stevens were first in the queue of SS POSEIDON luminaries.

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Linda/Stella signs while Nonnie/Carol sorts her memorabilia.

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Carol Lynley, still pretty, in pink Polo. Photo by Mike Masino 2012.

Although Carol Lynley played the fetching-but-insecure, acrophobic and unable-to-swim lounge singer Nonnie in “Poseidon”, she has quite a pedigree as a 1960s ingenue and leading lady with a vast IMDB movie and television credits listing. Lynley played the title role in the 1965 Magna Studios film “Harlow”, which also starred Ginger Rogers and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (not to be confused with the other “Harlow”, released by Paramount that same year starring Lynley’s then-rival, Caroll Baker).

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Carol Lynley and fans. Photo by Mike Masino 2012.

As fans approached, Lynley smiled, then cautioned, “I’ll have to charge you $20 for an autograph but you are more than welcome to browse for free. I encourage browsing.” She was referring to albums chock-a-block with stunning photos taken throughout her Hollywood career.

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Brian Boskind’s memorabilia display.

Meanwhile, back in the lobby, there was plenty for fans to pore over, with display cases brimming with “The Poseidon Adventure” posters, imagery and minutiae. Spotted in the crowd were TITANIC historians Ken Marschall and Don Lynch (the former citing “TPA” as one of the reasons he became interested in ocean liners), Mark Perry (producer and star of the SS UNITED STATES documentary, “Lady In Waiting”) James Radford (a “The Poseidon Adventure” impresario who staged many of the prior cast reunions) and John Thomas (the QUEEN MARY’s archivist and historian who provided many images for the event).

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Danny Nero points to his mother, Kathryn Janssen, also known as “Bun Lady”.

A familiar figure in a captain’s outfit turned out to be longtime friend Danny Nero, son of one of the principal extras in the movie. Danny proudly pointed out his mother, Kathryn Janssen, known to “The Poseidon Adventure” die-hards as “Bun Lady”. The young Nero visited the 20th Century Fox set to see his mother and other close friends, including Francine Henderson (also known as “Broken Back Lady”), during the shoot.

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Danny Nero’s mother, Kathryn Janssen, affectionately known to “Poseidon” fans as “Bun Lady”.

Here is Kathryn Janssen, who shouted, “The purser’s right!” in defiance of Gene Hackman’s plea to convince the stubborn purser and other passengers to follow Hackman’s group out of the overturned ballroom. Moments later, a boiler explosion sent a torrent of water and ensuing panic into the salon.

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Left to right: Ernie Orsatti, Eric Shea, Pamela Sue Martin, Stella Stevens and Carol Lynley.

Back in the auditorium, the show was about to begin. First, cast members were gathered under the big screen, each making a short statement to the crowd.

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Eric, Pamela and Stella.

Thanks were given and memories shared. A long list of now “departed” “The Poseidon Adventure” luminaries was read, including Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowell, director Ronald Neame, Shelly Winters, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Albertson, Arthur O’Connell, Red Buttons, and, of course, Irwin Allen.

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“The Morning After” with lyrics.

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“The Poseidon Adventure” fans unite in song.

Foreshadowing TITANIC’s “My Heart Will Go On” theme song by two and a half decades, “The Morning After” was “The Poseidon Adventure”‘s chart-topping, Oscar-winning opus. Lip-synced in the movie by Carol Lynley, the radio version was actually sung by Maureen McGovern. In tribute, Mikal Sandoval, dressed like Nonnie in the film, led an audience sing-along (lyric sheets were provided) as the assembled cast members, sans Pamela Sue, looked on.

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Brian Boskind presents.

Artist/entrepreneur Brian Boskind, the wunderkind who put together this event with the staff of the Egyptian, then gave a fascinating presentation for fans of ocean liners and Hollywood film lore. He first saw “The Poseidon Adventure” as a 9 year old in Baltimore along with several other classmates. “I was immediately taken with the film’s detailed poster artwork. So many chords were struck in my mind that day — the haunting yet noble theme John Williams wrote for the ship making it’s way through the rough seas; very cool miniature and special effect work; the giant Deco-inspired sets. I became visually fascinated and aware of this huge, cool ship called an ocean liner (and more importantly learned later that it was based on a real ship that I might visit one day). Lastly, I learned the notions of self sacrifice and strangers being able to come together for a common cause. When our group was picked up that day from the movie theater, we were exhausted and spent the trip home seeing how long we could each hold our breath.”

Brian added, “Like any of the major films that have stuck with me these many years, I have come to examine the specific reasons why it still means so much to me and I like being able to show people the accuracy of the film’s depiction of liner life, which is why I developed the lecture.”

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“QUEEN TITANIC” from Brian’s presentation.

Expounding on a lecture he did aboard the QUEEN MARY for the 2011 Art Deco Festival called “The QUEEN MARY On Film and the Importance of the Ocean Liner in Cinema”, Boskind presented key images of the liner in film throughout the decades. In addition to “real” ships like the MARY and CONSTITUTION, Hollywood scenic designers conjured up a number of Franken-liner hybrids that combined elements of well known ships like the NORMANDIE, PASTEUR and CONTE DI SAVOIA. One example was the “QUEEN MARY” model that featured the hull and superstructure of TITANIC topped by the cowls and stacks of the QUEEN MARY used in 1953’s Marilyn Monroe/Jane Russell vehicle, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.

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“The Last Voyage”: The SS CLARIDON sinks…

Of course, the CLARIDON (nee ILE DE FRANCE) was not left out. In some respects, “The Last Voyage” foreshadowed or at least shaded the happenings in “Poseidon Adventure”. Both the similarly named CLARIDON and POSEIDON were on their last voyages before going to the breakers; George Sander’s arrogant captain was a bit like POSEIDON’s cost-conscious Linarcos, with their reckless disregard for safety; various trapped cast members and the ensuing struggle to get them free, etc., etc.

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Overturned SS POSEIDON outtake.

Brian also shared some rare stills of footage not used in the movie, including a long shot of the overturned SS POSEIDON. By the way, the actual POSEIDON model resides at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro.

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“Just panties. What else do I need?”

A few rare “The Poseidon Adventure” cast shots, including some Stella Stevens cheesecake views, were met with wild applause. And then, the show began. It was as magical as ever:  an utterly relentless, spellbinding, impeccably cast yarn pitting the struggle to survive against insurmountable odds and lacing it with humor and pathos. I am as in love with the movie today as I was the first time I saw it.

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“MARY Dearest”: Joan Crawford promenading.

Brian screened a special treat after the film. I am not sure words can quite do it justice. QUEEN MARY and Joan Crawford fans need to click here to see — just get past the long, animated intro…

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Linda’s dress and an SS POSEIDON light fixture.

On the way out, we lingered in the lobby to admire more exhibits, including the original cocktail dress Stella Stevens wore and one of the Art Deco ballroom sconces.

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Like any great event, it was hard to leave but I have a feeling there will be many more in the future. Let’s close with this wonderful photo that didn’t quite make it to Brian Boskind’s presentation: a view of the SS POSEIDON (left) and the RMS QUEEN MARY (right) along with the cast.

End Of “SS POSEIDON: 40 Years Upside Down” Trek

Very special thanks: Brian Boskind, Mike Masino, Danny Nero

26 Responses to SS POSEIDON: 40 Years Upside Down…

  1. Kathy B

    January 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Peter, I saw The Poseidon Adventure at age 12 1/2 on opening night. Never before – and only one time since – have I seen a movie on opening night. I was already a boat geek thanks to my dad the WWII Navy vet (who was only too happy to accede to my request to see the movie on opening night), and I loved ocean liners. I saw “A Night to Remember” when I was 7. Today, as a mom (of a merchant mariner, no less), I have a tough time watching the end of the movie – but back then, I was a kid who saw a beautiful ship run by people who made really bad mistakes (not unlike Costa Concordia).

    John Williams’ theme – it reminds me a lot of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship” from “Scheherazade.”

    Glad they included Ile de France in the retrospective. Despite all the protests about “The Last Voyage,” I’m very fond of the movie – except the daughter, who I probably would have disowned during the sinking. You’d probably enjoy reading Robert Stack’s chapter about Last Voyage in his 1982 autobiography, where he talks about how filming the movie almost lived up to its title.

    My favorite Eric Shea moment from Poseidon Adventure? The scene where he needed to visit the men’s room and found all the stalls upside down.

    And yes – the time we went to San Diego to visit relatives, my only request was to make the drive up the coast to see the Queen Mary.

  2. Corey palm desert

    January 5, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Saw the Poseidon adventure when I was 6. It’s what got me into ships. I have a original poster also. I seen that movie so many times its crazy. Very disappointed with remake of movie.always thought last voyage was great except for crying kid and at end they show a old dubbing of old English titanic black and white video showing titanic sinking.cant buy it on DVD for some reason. Thanks for story

  3. Kenneth Eden

    January 5, 2013 at 4:38 am

    I can not tell you how many times I have seen this movie. Many times on TV, a couple in the theatre (The Savoy, in Boston), and twice while sailing during a cruise, once on QE2, once on MARCONI. The ultimate experience is actually seeing the movie while sailing in a ship! Especially MARCONI, North Atlantic out of New York, January 1978, the ship rolling and pitching! Just a perfect setting.People actually screamed with the ships motion connecting to the mishaps of the POSEIDON.

    The cast was stellar to say the least. For me, a big time Shelley Winters fan, she capped it for me.

    I have never looked at a Christmas tree on a ship the same since!!!!

  4. Kenneth Eden

    January 5, 2013 at 4:41 am

    I forgot to thank you Peter for sharing a very special part of your life, and bringing forth memories from a time that many of us fondly remember.

  5. Elias Giampuranis

    January 5, 2013 at 5:54 am

    i share you sentiments about the film exactly,as a child it introduced me to the RMS Queen Mary,and ocean liners. i would of loved to of been to the event. i still dream of going on a New years Eve cruise some day,though i will remember that Christmas trees do not make good ladders

  6. Peter Knego

    January 5, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Thanks so much, Kathy, Corey, Ken and Elias. I really appreciate your taking the time to post. I’m glad I’m not the only one who loved TPA. Funny how certain things influence us. It’s just nice when you go back to find it really was as good as you thought it was. Often, that is not the case.

    All my best,

  7. Martin Cox

    January 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Peter, wonderful nostalgia! I remember going to the Gaumont in Southampton to see it but somehow it was on a double bill with an X-rated film and I was too young to get, (even though they had already run the X-rated feature), Poseidon was the last film of the evening. I was crushed. But within days it was at another theatre and back in line was I, captivated and terrified.

    Following seeing the film, I would walk around the house holding a mirror horizontally to imagine how I would negotiate the house were it to turn over. Stair wells were tricky!

  8. Clive Harvey

    January 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I was working for the Rank Film Company (the distributor of the film in the UK)when it was first released here, but that must have been in 1972 because by January 1973 I was working elsewhere. Anyway, for reasons that now escape me (because it is way too long ago to recall) once a film had received its British Board of Film Censors certificate it had to be given a showing to the public but not to the paying public at a general release cinema. Please, don’t ask me to explain, as I said it is too long ago to understand why. Anyway, as was usual the office manager would come out of his office and ask someone if they were busy. If they said “No” then he’d ask someone else until someone answered “Yes”. Then he’d say “OK, leave it and go down to the cinema.” There was a private cinema in the basement. In this instance I was picked on and yes, “I was busy…..” I probably wasn’t but I knew better than to say I wasn’t – even though I had no idea what film I might be about to see. So I was sent off to the cinema, I was the only person there and The Poseidon Adventure unfolded before me. Thus, I was the first member of the general public in the UK to see the film.

  9. Ken Marschall

    January 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Hi Peter,

    Quite a memorable evening, one week ago tonight. I got a kick out of wearing my most ’70s-style shirt — neon-bright blue with super long collars (or are they called “lapels”)? What fun. Thank you so much for the interesting post and all the photos (thanks to Mike for some of those, too).

    “Poseidon Adventure” was indeed one of the big boosts for my expanding maritime interest. Seeing Fox’s “Titanic” on TV in the mid-’60s was my first real eye-opener/inspiration, then reading Walter Lord’s “A Night to Remember.” Ocean liners were few and far between in books, movies and TV in the ’60s, and being a long-time Irwin Allen fan, when “Poseidon” came out I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven. Saw it numerous times (maybe five?) at the brand new, elegant and spacious Hastings theater in Pasadena.

    Having driven down with a friend early in the morning of Dec. 9, 1967, to watch history take place as Queen Mary arrived in Long Beach, I had an even greater appreciation and interest in “Poseidon.” And having experienced a Christmas/New Year’s cruise aboard Oriana two years before (we had the count-down, and her horn sounded at midnight, just at in the movie), I was thrilled to see that Irwin Allen had recreated the atmosphere so realistically. It was perfect in the film!

    I had not seen “Poseidon” on a full-sized screen, and in a proper theater, since the movie first debuted 40 years ago, and the quality of the print — and John Williams’ haunting score — were as bright, clear and impressive as ever.

    Thanks again, and to Brian for all his efforts in pulling this wonderful evening together!


  10. Joel

    January 6, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for a great article! Just like you, and many of the other posts here, the Poseidon Adventure was the beginning of the adventure for me. I was mesmerized by the ship, sets and the idea of sailing through a storm at sea. I remember the first time the movie aired on TV (I”d seen it probably 6 or 7 times in the theater). I had my Sears cassette recorder and a pile of blank tapes. I recorded the entire movie’s audio from my little 9″ black and white TV. For weeks after I’d lay in bed going to sleep each night listening to the audio from the film (no VCRs or anything else in most households that you’d be able to record a TV show off the air). For years after I knew pretty much all of the dialog from the film.

    Such great memories…

  11. Kenneth Eden

    January 6, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Peter, thanks ever so much for this post! The more I persue it the more fascinating it becomes.

    For two special clickers, first, the one “The Poseidon Illustrations” is a must, have your volume turned up for the “thrill”!

    Second, apart from Joan Crawford, not a coat hanger in sight in the You Tube presentation, over 14 minutes of sheer hommage to the magnificent QUEEN MARY, the entry animation is brief, continue onward, the clarity, color and sound is amazing, then there is a short part 2. Pure genius

  12. Tim Leagjeld

    January 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Peter,Thank You for your wonderful documentation of this historic event! It is further vindication of this films influence in Hollywood, AND on liner buffs everywhere!
    I vividly remember seeing the film when I was 12, and it began a life-long love-affair with liners. I used to be embarrassed to admit this film is what started it all- but no more!
    Great to see that Eric Shea was there- it seemed he had all but vanished.
    Tim in MN

  13. Martin Cox

    January 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    It should be mentioned that the 21 1/2 foot model used to shoot the exteriors of the ship is now on display at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, here’s a picture of it arriving in 1984 http://maritimehistoryadventures.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html


  14. Glenn L.

    January 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    What a classic and I never tire of seeing it whenever it comes on TV. After being on two cruise ships on New Years including last week, I can tell you one thing: Cruise ship bands are not amused by requests to play “Morning After”

  15. Deborah D

    January 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Well, from the moment I had seen the movie trailer on TV; I had to go and see it. There was something about the tidalwave and passengers escaping the pursuing waters sinking the ship. It was go and see this movie. I had managed to see it about 25 times, the first time in a theater in Paducah, KY. Nothing like seeing that wave coming at you; turned out the wave was filmed off Hawaii. They sent a crew to film different kinds of waves off Maui and they finally found the one you see in the film.
    I got to see the model they used in the movie in the LA Maritime Museum several times and stayed onboard the QUEEN MARY for three days. It was amazing, just knowing I was in certain areas of the ship where they filmed the scenes.
    It was a wonderful opportunity for me to talk to the man who portrayed Linarcos in the movie. What a rich voice he had and he was very handsome; his name was Fred Sadoff and even though his character is villanized, I just viewed it as an accident that he had no control over.
    I got to meet Stella, Carol, and the man who played her brother at the last “TPA” Fan Club Reunion where the viewing of the movie was made at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro. Carol and Stella were wonderful, very gracious. And so was the guy who played her brother Teddy in the movie, for some reason I can’t think of his name.
    Thank you so much for the trip down the 40 yr. anniversary lane.
    I’ve included the website on Fred Sadoff that I had built several years ago. The website is 7 yrs old.

  16. James Radford

    January 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks, Peter, for doing such a nice recap of the Egyptian Theatre event. Margot, and the American Cinemateque, really did go all out to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of “The Poseidon Adventure.”

    Brian Boskind did such a wonderful job with the entire presentation — including his interesting slide show prior to the film. Since Brian had helped me with several screenings of “TPA” at the Queen Mary, it was only fair that I pitch in, and help him set up some of the displays. Brian was so thrilled to find the Queen Mary management working with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. They provided historical photos of the Queen Mary, as well as archival location shots on board the ship, taken during the filming of the movie. These were “new pictures” for fans to enjoy. These photos were used in the slide presentation, as well as in the lobby displays.

    Fans seemed to be very happy to finally see Linda Rogo’s white champagne satin dress, that Stella Stevens had saved all these years. I displayed the art deco light from the ballroom set. Jim Avey, from Boston, also was on hand to help provide photos, and set up the displays.

    My hat is really off to Brian, for his determined efforts to shed light on the value and importance of the Egyptian Theatre, the Queen Mary, the on-going work of the Art Deco Society of LA, and the most beloved diaster film ever — “The Poseidon Adventure.” Everyone involved with the event was thrilled to have a Full House!!!

    I think Irwin Allen and Ronald Neame would be very pleased.

  17. Mage B

    January 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    How did I miss this before. Wonderful article on the reunion and the film. So glad the quality of the print was so good.

  18. Peter Knego

    January 31, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks, darling Mage! It was a brilliant evening and one I will fondly remember. :) — Peter

  19. Norm

    February 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I saw it as a sneak preview, in Atlanta. They didn’t even have a poster on display, so we had no idea at all, what we were in for. What a way to see a movie like this!

  20. Colin Stewart (UK)

    February 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Every New Year’s Eve in the late afternoon (as its going dark and the Christmas tree lights start to glow) we screen the Poseidon Adventure. Its first class stuff and the remake comes no where near it – the build up of tension on the bridge / between the characters is just not there. The modern cruise ship stirs up no emotions but credit to Wolfgang Peterson for his work but it’s hard to remake film perfection!

    The Last Voyage is also another favourite film of mine yet it breaks my heart to see such a wonderful ship get trashed for a film – but she was going to be cut up anyway and now thanks to the movie her vast interiors and fascinating engine / boiler rooms have been captured forever on celluloid.

    The last voyage is available on DVD and just check out EBay.

    Thanks for yet another great article!

  21. Clive Harvey

    February 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Colin, you are right about the remake of Poseidon Adventure, nowhere near as good as the original. In the original you want them to survive and it is shocking when some of that little band die. Indeed, when they do all the more you are hoping the others make it.
    In the remake the opening shots are of an amazing modern huge cruise ship. But “it’s all down hill from there on” a trashy movie. It could, however, have been redeemed and would have acquired ‘cult status’ if the ending had been ever so slightly different.
    The handful of survivors managed to escape the doomed ship, they scramble into a life raft, Poseidon in her death throes looms above them and then sinks below the surface.
    Instead, in my version the hulk, towering above the survivors, should have fallen towards them. They thought they’d escaped her but in the final moments the ship falls onto them and drags them with her to the bottom of the ocean.
    Cinema audience left open-mouthed ……………….

  22. Deborah D

    February 7, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I never liked either the Hallmark TV movie of TPA or Petersen’s version.

  23. Michael Grace

    February 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    What a great piece. I will forward it to Carol Lynley. She will love it.

  24. Peter Knego

    February 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    How kind of you, Michael. She’s a beautiful lady. :) –Peter

  25. Kenenth Eden

    February 12, 2013 at 6:19 am

    There is no question the the original Poseidon Adventure is the true standard film between the two. Timeless, classic, like The Wizard of Oz, or Gone with the Wind, The God Father – and many others.

    Just wait until the CONCORDIA becomes the epic ocean drama put to film. 2D 3D and all of the computer generated scenes and horror one can absorb. Maybe some 4D, where water is thrown to the audience.

    Seriously, there is an oppotrtunity to make a great epic or make something trashy – its Hollywoods call. I will bet on the trashy for now.

  26. Orlando M

    April 26, 2015 at 5:44 am

    I was 9 years old when i saw this film. I was fascinated by the posters and all the trailers leading up to the film. I could not wait to see the film and when my sister took me to see it i was pleasantly surprised at how well it was made and most of all the realistic and superb special effects. 40 plus years later Poseidon Adventure remains as one of my all time favorite movies that i have seen more than a dozen times and still never tire of. This was a movie that defined blockbuster and movie making at it’s best!

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