Thursday, June 19, 2008

Beverly Garland

Beverly Garland has been a movie and tv actress for about 50 years, and while I've seen her in many roles, it's her appearances in B-horror/sci-fi movies that I first remember. Some of those movies are "It Conquered the World" (1956), "Curucu, Beast of the Amazon" (1956), "Not of this Earth" (1957), and "The Alligator People" (1959).

In 1981, I sent Ms. Garland a photo for autographing, and she returned it within two weeks, including an additional photo. The photo she provided can be seen here and the one I sent her can be seen here.

Ms. Garland has been the owner of a hotel in North Hollywood, California for many years. It's appropriately named 'Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn'.

Here is a trailer for "The Alligator People".

1 comment:

Gary Olszewski said...

Bill; Beverly Garland became weel-known in the late '70s and early '80s as the owner of the chain of RED LION hotels. I was a touring bus drive during that period ( and later), and in my travels, stayed at a number of them. They were quite luxurious accomodations, very reasonable for the price, very pleasant to stay. It wasnt until later, she sold the chain of hotels, that's when it became known as "Beverly Garland's Hotel".