The John Dunning Poster Collection
We are offering you a unique opportunity to purchase Dyanne Thorne movie posters. These are original posters, not reproductions, and have never been displayed in theaters. All posters and lobby cards are from the personal collection of Cinepix co-founder John Dunning. A member of the Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame, Mr. Dunning produced over 50 films, including the David Cronenberg classic RABID and 1980’s slashers MY BLOODY VALENTINE & HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. On a recent trip to Canada, Dyanne and Howard met up with John Dunning’s son Greg where they autographed the collection. These posters are now being made available for the first time to the public on a very limited basis. All purchases will ship to you direct from Greg Dunning in Canada. Own a piece of cinema history: to shop in our online store, click here.
Cult Radio A-Go-Go
Dyanne and Howard will be interviewed by Tiffany DuFoe on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! Tune in to the link below LIVE Saturday, July 23rd at 7pm Pacific time.
HCF Interview with Howard & Dyanne
October 31st 2011, the British website Horror Cult Films (http://horrorcultfilms.co.uk/) published an exclusive interview with Dyanne and Howard. The interview, conducted by ‘Bat’, is reprinted below in its entirety:
HCF Interview with Dyanne Thorne
I read that you have worked on stage for a large part of your life, performing mostly in comedy. Do you still perform and what type of things are/were included in your shows?
DT: I performed up until two years ago. Now Howard and I appear at the film shows. If anyone reading this interview has a show in their area, they’re welcome to tell the producer that we’re available. We had not wanted to do film shows before but we started doing them two or three years ago and we’re really enjoying it. We’ve appeared in and out of the country – North, South, East, West – and it’s been wonderful to meet fans such as yourself. It really is heartwarming. As for going back on the stage, I’ve not had a big interest to do that. You’re absolutely right, the largest part of my performing life was in comedy. We produced many of our own shows. I’ve worked on a lot shows on stage as well as on Broadway in New York and Las Vegas. I came to Las Vegas for one week to replace someone else and they kept me for 11 months. They then hired me for three more shows. After that, I did a show that lasted 7 years followed by a show produced by my husband Howard and I. Following our own show, we were in another that lasted several years. It’s so amazing and humbling that people are enamored by low budget films that I did, that lasted for a minute and 100 years later they still have an interest. It’s just really amazing to me. Most of my life was spent working in comedy so I guess you could say working in films has been a fun contrast.
Dyanne Thorne Resume
|Real Men||Featured||Universal Pictures|
|Point of Terror||Star||Crown International|
|Hell Hole||Featured||Arkoff Productions|
|Blood Sabbath||Star||Bill Bairn Productions|
|Aria, The Movie||Featured||Frederico Fellini|
|The Swinging Barmaids||Star||Ed Carlin Productions|
|The Swing-a-ling Murders||Star||Premier Productions|
|Chesty Anderson, U.S. Navy||Featured (5 roles)||Paramount Pictures|
|Pleasure Palace||Featured||Marble Arch Productions|
|La Nieve del Sur||Star||Century Films, Mexico|
|The Gulag Massacre||Star||Euro Films, Switzerland|
|Greta, Executioness-La Paloma||Star||Aetas Films Inc|
|Ilsa I, II, III||Title Role||Canada/Europe|
|Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS||Star||Cinepix|
|Ilsa & The Oil Sheiks||Star||Cinepix|
|Ilsa, Tigress of Siberia||Star||Cinepix|
|Mysterious Isle||Featured||Martin Schmidt|
|House of Forbidden Secrets||Featured||Todd Sheets|
|House of the Witchdoctor||Featured||Devon Mikolas|
|Sheriff Lobo/BJ & the Bear||Guest Star||Universal, MOW Special|
|Star Trek (A Piece of the Action)||Featured||Paramount Pictures|
|Space (The Mini-Series)||Comedy/Tap/Song||CBS|
|Johnny Carson, Tonight Show||Comedy Skit||NBC|
|Merv Griffin Comedy Specials||Comedienne||CBS|
|Steve Allen, Las Vegas Special||Guest Star||ABC|
|Tim Conway Comedy Show||Sketch Comedienne||Caesar’s Palace & Tour|
|The Applicant (Pinter Plays)||The Interviewer||Booth Theatre, Broadway|
|Cactus Flower||The Nurse||Windmill Dinner Theatre|
|The Only Game In Town||Lead w/Jim Drury||Windmill Dinner Theatre|
|Blithe Spirit||Lead w/Phil Ford||Las Vegas Theatre|
|As You Like It||Lead||Boston Theatre|
|Norman, is that You?||Mother||Union Plaza, Las Vegas|
|This Was Burlesque||Sketch Comedienne||Broadway|
|New York State Repertory Theatre||One Season||Buffalo, New York|
|Dialects: Major International & Domestic. Firearms Horses Sports|
The Cain Mutiny
LA newspaper announcement from 1974 for Howard’s musical group The Cain Mutiny, performing at the Americana Hotel in Culver City.
Dyanne Thorne Official Webstore
A brand new store is coming soon!
Until it’s ready, the old store is still available here.
House of the Witchdoctor Trailer
Here is the official trailer for HOUSE OF THE WITCHDOCTOR, directed by Devon Mikolas.
Happy Birthday HoTo
While we’re all familiar with Howard through his roles in the Ilsa films, he’s also an accomplished songwriter. Here is Howard, accompanied by Dyanne, performing “Happy Birthday HoTo”. Howard wrote and recorded this song for Howard Thompson, a friend who at the time was head of A&R for Electra Records.
House of Forbidden Secrets Trailer
Trailer for HOUSE OF FORBIDDEN SECRETS, directed by Todd Sheets.
Cinema Wasteland October 2012
Here are some photos from the October 2012 Cinema Wasteland show.
Ilsa clay statue by artist Barry Crawford. Dyanne and Howard with fans Mike Natarelli (of Last Detail Tattoo Studio) & wife Cari. The Serial Killers 25th anniversary reunion, note the Ilsa image on the guitar (artwork by Mike Natarelli).