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Episode 10: Plan 9 From Outer Space

torjohnson-plan9Plan 9 From Outer Space

Reynolds Pictures 1959

No, it wasn’t shot in Santa Clarita … so what is the SCV connection to this cult classic?  Why, its “biggest” star, of course: Tor Johnson. He’s an “eternal” resident of Newhall. Visit him sometime, a few paces down the hill from the mausoleum at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Cemetery.

In life, Johnson was no stranger to the SCV, having left us with the horribly unforgettable “Beast of Yucca Flats” which, we’re sorry say, was shot here.

E.J. Stephens is a noted Hollywood historian, author, lecturer and tour guide. An Indiana native, E.J. has lived for 10 years in the Santa Clarita Valley with his wife Kimi and their two children, Mariah and Dylan. ejstephens
By day, E.J. can be found in Burbank on the Warner Bros. Studios lot where he is a tour guide and an audience coordinator on Conan O’Brien’s lascvhs022611te-night talk show. When not giving tours at the studio, E.J. and Kimi host tours of their own for their Newhall-based company, Newhallywood Tours.
E.J. has co-written four books on subjects ranging from the history of Warner Bros. and Paramount to Griffith Park and the Santa Clarita Valley (the latter with Kimi and Dr. Alan Pollack). The trio is currently working on another SCV history book titled “Then & Now: The Santa Clarita Valley,” scheduled to hit the shelves in early 2014.

Bill West is a movie nut who serves on the board of Friends of Hart Park, gives tours of the Hart Mansion and maintains the Friends’ website.
billwest-crop In his spare time, Bill writes software for Walt Disney Imagineering, where he has contributed to Star Tours, Toy Story Midway Mania, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and other attractions. Previously, he wrote software at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Bill enjoys lounge music and he plays the drums for pickup bands. He lives in Santa Clarita with his Realtor (his wife Liliana) and their son Josh. Pets include Maya the Mutt, Luigi the Canary, and a cat whose name he can’t pronounce but is Polish for “kitty.”

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