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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.

Click here to visit Cult Radio A-Go-Go

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.

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Dyanne Thorne Resume

MOTION PICTURES
Real Men Featured Universal Pictures
Point of Terror Star Crown International
Hell Hole Featured Arkoff Productions
Pinocchio Star Lima 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
TELEVISION
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
STAGE
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
ABILITIES
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.

CainMutiny

Howrd’s musical group, The Cain Mutiny, 1974

 

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).

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