Chris Hamby/”Silver Screen Reflections:” “Through the years:” 2015: Here I am at my Alma Mater, Hood College for my Online Journalism class posting one of the early “Silver Screen Reflections” blog posts! The marquee of the Weinberg Center for the Arts/former Tivoli theatre in Frederick, Maryland during their Halloween 2015 showing of “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948)! 2016: My Halloween 2016 “Svengoolie” pumpkin carving! Christmas Day 2016 with my “Wolf Man” beard attire: My present from “Sventa Claus” and my relatives, the official “Svengoolie” “official chicken thrower” tee! 2017: Autographed copy of Frank Conniff’s “Twenty Five Mystery Science Theater 3000 Films That Changed My Life In No Way Whatsoever” from Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff’s Alamo Drafthouse/Ashburn, Virginia March 2017 “The Mads!” (of MST3K fame) live movie riffing showcase!A photo of myself in the Hood College/Blazer Radio studios for the finale episode of my 2016-2017 online radio show with my official Svengoolie tee, “Yours Truly, Chris Hamby!”Fun fact:My May 2017 Sven/Hood College online radio show photo was later showcased as part of my Nov. 2019 celebration greeting to commemorate fellow super Svengoolie SvenPal Jamie Lee’s WNUR-FM/Northwestern University radio show, “Jammin’ with Jamie!”My graduation photo from “Berwyn U.!” Oops! I meant “Hood College” from May 2017!My famous Sven tee photo outside the entrance/front garden of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland from May 2017, which later appeared on Svengoolie & Kerwyn’s “mail call” for his big broadcast of “Calling Dr. Death” (1943) back in late July 2017! My “Turner Classic Movies Backlot” graduation present photo with my TCM tee and vintage film reel! My Halloween 2017 “Svengoolie” pumpkin carving with Sven’s “top hat,” a Halloween wig to represent Sven’s “hair” and mini rubber chickens!My second encountermeeting Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff with my Sven tee after their Nov. 2017 Weinberg Center/Frederick, Maryland screening of the classic William Castle-Columbia-Vincent Price macabre gimmick thriller masterpiece, “The Tingler” during their “Mads!” movie riffing tour! My “TCM Backlot” prize of “Batman in Noir Alley,” autographed by Turner Classic Movies host/film noir expert Eddie Muller! My Christmas/Holiday 2017 present of Sven buttons from “Sventa Claus” and my relatives! 2018: Celebrating Svengoolie/Rich Koz’s Birthday with my all my fellow SvenPals on March 12, 2018 with my Sven tee at the “Silver Screen Reflections” home office!My third encounter meeting Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff (of MST3K fame) for their “Mads!” live movie riffing tour of William Castle’s “The Tingler” (1958) from March 23, 2018; along with an autographed Trace Beaulieu/Dr. Forrester & Frank Conniff/TV’s Frank MST3K cast photo! The historic Majestic Theater marquee in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania after the June 2018 screening of “Casab”anca” (1942)!My Halloween 2018 “Svengoolie” pumpkin complete with Sven hat, hair, mini rubber chickens, a regular rubber chicken and Sven buttons!My holiday/Christmas present from “Sventa Claus” and my relatives from Christmas 2018, the official “Svengoolie” longsleeved “official chicken thrower” shirt! “So much sleeve!” 2019: Celebrating the March 12, 2019 Birthday of Svengoolie/Rich Koz with all my fellow SvenPals from the “Silver Screen Reflections” home office!The autographed edition of “Svengoolie Meets the DC Universe,” autographed by Svengoolie/Rich Koz through the courtesy of fellow super Svengoolie SvenPal David Fuentes of “Terror from Beyond the Dave!” Plus, a protective display frame through the courtesy of fellow super Svengoolie SvenPal Captain Comic!My Halloween 2019 “Svengoolie” foam pumpkin carving with LED lights for indoor display (due to inclement weather that occurred on Halloween night of 2019)!A glimpse of the Weinberg Center/former Tivoli theatre in Frederick during an intermission slide for their Nov. 2019 “Marx Brothers” double-feature screening of “Duck Soup” (1933) and “A Night at the Opera” (1935)!My Holiday/Christmas 2019 present of the second set of “Svengoolie” buttons from “Sventa Claus” and my relatives! This year: My photo celebrating Svengoolie/Rich Koz’s birthday on March 12 during a “taped-delay” recording of his big Me-TV broadcast with all my fellow super SvenPals from the home office of “Silver Screen Reflections!”The online Twitter contest prize of a hand-crafted Svengoolie marionette through the courtesy of fellow super Svengoolie SvenPal “Highly Revered Reverent Super Clown” & Sven marionette designer Darren “Geppetto” Moreash!Fellow super Svengoolie SvenPal Nanette Keir also won a Sven marionette in the same contest too! And a photo of myself with my Sven tee on from the home office of “Silver Screen Reflections” celebrating Svengoolie/Rich Koz’s 41st anniversary in the Berwyn/Chicago big broadcast airlanes with all fellow super SvenPals for the Sven/Rich Koz virtual 41st “Svenaversary” anniversary celebration on the airlanes of Twitter for all fellow super SvenPals everywhere, hosted by fellow super Svengoolie SvenPals Sarah Rhodes & Nanette Keir!
Extra! Extra! Extra! A toast to all fellow super Svengoolie SvenPals, fellow super MST3K MSTies & fellow classic/cult film aficionados everywhere! In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of “Silver Screen Reflections!” Sept. 27, 2015 marked the debut publication/post of my weekly Svengoolie classic film-based blog on the airlanes of WordPress, “Silver Screen Reflections!” The blog was originally launched for my online journalism class at my Alma Mater, Hood College and on that same date; I officially entered the Twitter airlanes!
Since the Sept. 2015 debut of “Silver Screen Reflections” and entering the airlanes of, Twitter, I have met many fellow super Svengoolie SvenPals, fellow super “Mystery Science Theater 3000”/MST3K MSTies and classic/cult film aficionados from coast-to-coast on the virtual social media airlanes! Every week, I am very delighted to share my Sven classic film masterpiece findings/research/fun facts on “Silver Screen Reflections” with all of my fellow super SvenPals everywhere days before Sven’s Sat. big broadcasts, including accolades and accomplishments of our fellow super SvenPals on the blog and on the social media airlanes!
A talented and wonderful group of fellow super SvenPals/MSTies/classic-cult film/TV show enthusiasts who are also into the fields of broadcasting, counting both radio and TV; literature, art, photography/cinematography/videography, comic books/graphic novels, music, technology, acting and writing!
The live-tweeting of our Svengoolie Sat. evening big broadcasts with all my fellow super SvenPals, the live-tweeting of our classic MST3K Sun. evening twinsets with all my fellow super MSTies and the weekly “Silver Screen Reflections” Sven film blog articles for all my fellow super SvenPals are welcome escapes during these stressful times.
A wonderful and talented crowd of fellow super Svengoolie SvenPals/fellow MST3K MSTies/fellow classic film aficionados from coast-to-coast! I am thankful and grateful for all my fellow super SvenPals of Svengoolie, fellow super MSTies of MST3K and fellow super classic/cult film and TV aficionados everywhere! I am very glad that you all enjoy reading my weekly “Silver Screen Reflections” Sven classic film masterpiece articles!
And a big thank you all of my fellow super SvenPals, fellow super MSTies & fellow classic film aficionados for all of the wonderful 5th anniversary greetings! I highly appreciate them all! To quote the famous song used in Sven & Kerwyn’s “mail call,” Stan Freberg’s 1957 classic Capitol Records comedy/parody song, “Wun’erful, Wun’nerful:” “Thank you for all those cards and letters!”
Here’s to many more years of Svengoolie’s big broadcasts, live-tweeting with all my fellow super SvenPals, fellow super MSTies & fellow classic film/TV aficionados everywhere & the weekly “Silver Screen Reflections” film blogs! And once everything is officially safe again, I’m hoping that I can continue my classic film adventures/events at local cinema houses/cinema venues in the future on “Silver Screen Reflections” once the all-clear is officially given/once it is safe to return to the cinema.
A toast, three cheers, two thumbs up, to all my fellow super SvenPals, fellow super MSTies, fellow classic/cult film-TV aficionados and fellow readers/subscribers of “Silver Screen Reflections” everywhere! Be good, courteous and kind to each other and in terms of safety measures: wash your hands, avoid touching your face, swear a face mask/appropriate safety face covering, stay home, practice appropriate social/physical distancing measures, stay safe, stay well, keep healthy, all the best, peace, “Hi-Keeba” and to quote Sven/Rich Koz’s executive producer, Jim Roche: “#KeepCalmAndWatchSven!” And “#KeepCalmAndReadSilverScreenReflections!” –C.H.
“Flashback” debut Silver Screen Reflections article/”pillar post,” titled “Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Classic Film” from Sept. 27, 2015!