Saturday, January 05, 2013

1966 Movie Premiere of Manos:The Hands of Fate

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The photo you see to the left is the night of the premiere of Manos: The Hands of Fate on Nov. 15, 1966 at the Capri Theater in El Paso, Texas. In it we see some members of the cast seated in the theater before the start of the film.

Dressed in a tuxedo instead of his more iconic black robe with giant red hands, Tom Neyman (aka The Master) is seated next to his young daughter Jackey, who played Debbie in the movie. At least her theater seat is a lot cleaner than the couch she had to sit on in the movie. To her left is her mother and next is Diane Mahree who played Margaret. Seated in the row ahead are who appear to be some of The Master's wives.

After the premiere, the movie would virtually disappear from public view for almost thirty years until it was shown on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. It has since become a cult phenomenon.

This photo is available for purchase on e-bay from Jackey Raye Neyman-Jones with her autograph and also Tom Neyman's.

Tom Neyman in his formal attire as "The Master" in "Manos: The Hands of Fate"

Jackey Neyman as "Debbie" looks forward to sitting in a stainless theater seat at the premiere

Oops! Looks like Diane Mahree is getting ready for the premiere

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