STARS OF THE ZONE CONVENTION
August 24 and 25, 2002
The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn
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Kevin McCarthy, aka Walter Jameson, had more photos for sale than the average celebrity!!
Cowboy Ben Cooper (“Still Valley”) shows off his belt buckle! Mr. Cooper did some work with Gary Merrill
in radio in the 1950s, and they found themselves working together on “Twilight Zone” again in 1961.
Michael J. Pollard from “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” and many other TV shows,
Garry Walberg (left), who appeared in the VERY first Twilight Zone episode,
and old friend Eugene Roche (“Soap,” “All in the Family” and a fleet of other TV shows)
Frank Aletter explains the premise of his episode, “The Parallel,” to Lloyd Bochner.
Incidentally, “The Parallel” was the number-one most represented episode at the
Convention. Jacqueline Scott, Aletter, and Paul Comi were all in the hour-long episode.
Frank "The Riddler" Gorshin joined us as well. He showed up at the Hotel the night before and
asked if he could be part of the fun. A week or so later, he started a year-long run of a one-man
show called “Good Night, Gracie” on Broadway.
Bill and Anne Francis aka Marsha White, with the gold thimble presented to her by Bill.
Warren Stevens aka Nate Bledsoe (“Dead Man’s Shoes’) signs his first autograph of the day!
Hey, why doesn’t he have a tequila with a cube of sugar at his table?
Bill and pal Jean “Paula Deidrich” Carson ... oh, palpitations!
Russell Johnson, who played professors on both
“Twilight Zone” and “Gilligan’s Island,” makes new friend!
William Windom also makes a new friend with Lynn!
Photography by Kathy Hutchins
The following stars were scheduled to attend but unable to: Jonathan Winters, Natalie Trundy, John Lasell, Patricia Smith, Nancy Malone, Don Durant, Lois Nettleton, Joyce Van Patten, Brooke Hayward, George Murdock, Penny Singleton.