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STEVE McQUEEN The TOWERING INFERNO Irwin Allen AMC Classic MAGAZINE
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STEVE McQUEEN The TOWERING INFERNO Irwin Allen AMC Classic MAGAZINE
STEVE McQUEEN The TOWERING INFERNO Irwin Allen AMC Classic MAGAZINE

STEVE McQUEEN The TOWERING INFERNO Irwin Allen AMC Classic MAGAZINE

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For fans of classic producer, Irwin Allen, who made such hits over the years as LOST IN SPACE, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, and LAND OF THE GIANTS, comes this ORIGINAL AMC American Movie Classics Magazine from April, 1995 featuringa great Cover shot of legendary iconic actor,STEVE McQUEEN This magazine was to promote the block-buster films, this one has a three page article focusingon theclassic 70's action adventure motion picture,THE TOWERING INFERNOThis blockbuster film, featuring an all star cast including Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Richard Chamberlain, Susan Blakely, and O.J. Simpson!Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!In "Towering Inferno" Doug Roberts, Architect, returns from a long vacation to find work nearly completed on his skyscraper. He goes to the party that night concerned he's found that his wiring specifications have not been followed and that the building continues to develope short circuits. When the fire begins Michael O'Halleran is the chief on duty as a series of daring rescues punctuate the terror of a building too tall to have a fire successfully fought from the ground burns. The premiere party for the world's tallest skyscraper catches fire due to poor wiring. A determined fire chief and an honorable architect fight the fire from the outside and the inside respectively. Meanwhile, the fire engulfs floor by floor of the skyscraper, while the owner of the building struggles to find safety for the trapped party. "The Towering Inferno," one in a string of disaster movies of the 1970s, was promoted as a tribute to firefighters and their heroic work. It was also among the highest-grossing box office draws of the mid-1970s. The finishing touches have just been made to the Glass Tower, a 138-story skyscraper in the heart of San Francisco. A huge celebratory gala, complete with VIP guests, has been planned to celebrate the dedication of what has been promoted as the world's tallest building. But the building's architect, Doug Roberts, suspects all is not right with the building. The contractors have used shoddy wiring, not the heavy-duty wiring he had specified. The overworked wiring develops short circuits, coincidentally enough during the height of the celebratory extravaganza; it isn't long before the Glass Tower becomes a huge towering inferno. The nearly 300 guests become trapped on the building's 135th floor, where the party takes place. Fire Chief Michael O'Hallorhan immediately devises a daring plan to rescue the trapped guests, but his efforts quickly become a battle against time and the panicked guests. Duncan Enterprises, an architectural and construction empire, is readying the dedication of The Glass Tower, the world's tallest skyscrapper, located in San Francisco. Amid the activities of James Duncan and his chief architect Douglas Roberts, a circuit breaker blows in the building's main utility room - and unknown to all the surge blows another breaker that lights materials in a storage closet on fire. The electrical snafu forces Roberts to cut short a planned vacation with his fiance Susan Franklin and to confront Roger Simmons, the firm's chief electrical specialist who oversaw installation of the wiring. As the dedication party proceeds on schedule, Roberts finds the building's wiring is in worse shape than he could have expected, and it all blows up when the burning storage closet suddenly erupts into the corridors. The fire spreads with such speed that the entire San Francisco fire department must be called in, lead by Batallion Chief Michael O'Halloran, who expresses his distaste for skyscrappers to Roberts because the department can't easily combat a fire above the seventh floor. The two men still must work together, as 300 guests are trapped in the spacious Promenade room at the building's summit - and the fire continues to spread and set off gas explosions, to the point that the only chance to extinguish the fire may well kill the trapped partiers atop the Tower. The Entire Cast included: Steve McQueen .... Chief Michael O'Hallorhan Paul Newman .... Doug Roberts William Holden .... James Duncan Faye Dunaway .... Susan Franklin Fred Astaire .... Harlee Claiborne Susan Blakely .... Patty Simmons Richard Chamberlain .... Roger Simmons Jennifer Jones .... Lisolette Mueller O.J. Simpson .... Harry Jernigan Robert Vaughn .... Sen. Gary Parker Robert Wagner .... Dan Bigelow Susan Flannery .... Lorrie Sheila Allen .... Mrs. Paula Ramsay (as Sheila Mathews) Norman Burton .... Will Giddings (as Normann Burton) Jack Collins .... Mayor Robert Ramsey Don Gordon .... Kappy Felton Perry .... Scott Gregory Sierra .... Carlos Ernie F. Orsatti .... Mark Powers (as Ernie Orsatti) Dabney Coleman .... Deputy Chief #1 Elizabeth Rogers .... Lady in buoy chair Ann Leicester .... Guest Norman Grabowski .... Flaker Ross Elliott .... Deputy Chief #2 Olan Soule .... Johnson (as Olan Soul?) Carlena Gower .... Angela Allbright Mike Lookinland .... Phillip Allbright Carol McEvoy .... Mrs. Allbright Scott Newman .... Young fireman Paul Comi .... Tim George Wallace .... Chief Officer Patrick Culliton .... Technician William Bassett .... Leasing agent (as William H. Bassett) John Crawford .... Mr. Callahan Erik L. Nelson .... Wes (Utility Worker) (as Erik Nelson) Art Balinger .... Announcer Norman Hicks .... Pilot (as Lcdr Norman Hicks) Thomas Karnahan .... Co-pilot (as Ltjg Thomas Karnahan).It's a great collectible for any Irwin Allen or Steve McQueen fan.Magazine has slight wear on back and a picture of AUDREY HEPBURN. There is an address removal on the back of magazine. There is also an article on ALFRED HITCHCOCK.MORE INFO ON IRWIN ALLEN: Irwin Allen (June 12, 1916 ? November 2, 1991) was a television and film producer nicknamed "The Master of Disaster" for his work in the disaster film genre. He was also notable for creating a number of television series. Allen was born in New York City. In 1952, he won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for The Sea Around Us, which was based on Rachel Carson's best-selling book of the same name. Carson was so disappointed with Allen's final version of the script that she never again sold film rights to her work.Allen's film credits include the 3-D filmDangerous Mission (1954), The Animal World (1956), the critically-panned The Story of Mankind (1957), The Big Circus (1959), The Lost World (1960), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961), which later became the basis of his TV series of the same name, and Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962).In the 1960s, Allen moved into television as a producer and was responsible for series such as:Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964?1968) Lost in Space (1965?1968) The Time Tunnel (1966?1967) Land of the Giants (1968?1970) The Swiss Family Robinson (1975?1976) Code Red (1981?1982).There is also a movie, City Beneath the Sea (1971), intended as a pilot for a new series, using many of the props from Voyage. His final foray into Television was The Return of Captain Nemo miniseries in 1978, starring Jose Ferrer. Allen's science-fiction series became notorious for their inclusion of absurd science and an emphasis on the juvenile 'sci-fi' elementIn the 1970s, Allen returned to cinema screens and was the most popular name associated with the decade's fad for the disaster film genre. Allen produced the successful The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974), which he co-directed. He produced several made-for-TV disaster movies: Flood! (1976), Fire! (1977), Hanging by a Thread (1978), and The Night the Bridge Fell Down and Cave In! (both 1979). For theatrical release he produced and directed The Swarm (1978) and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) and produced When Time Ran Out (1980).In the late 1970s/1980s, Allen sporadically returned to TV with miniseries like The Return of Captain Nemo/The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978) and a star-studded version of Alice in Wonderland (1985). He was planning on making a star-studded musical of Pinocchio, but a decline in health caused an early retirement in 1986.Allen died from a heart attack in 1991.MORE INFO ON STEVE McQUEEN: He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular culture.His first lead role was in the low-budget sci-fi film The Blob (1958), quickly followed by roles in The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959) and Never So Few (1959). The young McQueen appeared as Vin, alongside Yul Brynner, in the star-laden The Magnificent Seven (1960) and effectively hijacked the lead from the bigger star by ensuring he was nearly always doing something in every shot he and Brynner were in together, such as adjusting his hat or gun belt. He next scored with audiences with two interesting performances, first in the WW2 drama Hell Is for Heroes (1962) and then in The War Lover (1962). Riding a wave of popularity, McQueen delivered another crowd pleaser as Hilts, the Cooler King, in the knockout WW2 POW film The Great Escape (1963), featuring his famous leap over the barbed wire on a motorcycle while being pursued by Nazi troops (in fact, however, the stunt was actually performed by his good friend, stunt rider Bud Ekins).McQueen next appeared in several films of mixed quality, including Soldier in the Rain (1963); Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) and Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965). However, they failed to really grab audience attention, but his role as Eric Stoner in The Cincinnati Kid (1965), alongside screen legend Edward G. Robinson and Karl Malden, had movie fans filling theaters again to see the ice-cool McQueen they loved. He was back in another western, Ne
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