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Tim Burton
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Billy Zane
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Stephen C. Apostolof
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Ed Wood

Knowledge Identifier: +Ed_Wood


Ed Wood

American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and film editor add

Category: Literature

Born in 1924.

Countries: United States (70%), California (7%), (7%)

Main connections: Bela Lugosi, Tim Burton, California

Linked to: Academy Award for Best Makeup, Eastman Kodak, Playboy, LGBT




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Ed Wood was born in 1924 add something


Maila Nurmi - The release imitated a complete episode by using existing footage of the show combined with vintage commercials believed to have been directed by Ed Wood and the full-length 1932 feature film "The Thirteenth Guest"


In 1936, Wood received his first movie camera, a Kodak "Cine Special," on his 12th birthday add something


In 1942, Wood enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, just months after the Attack on Pearl Harbor add something


In 1946, Wood was discharged from the military and joined a carnival add something


In 1947, Wood moved to Hollywood, California add something


In the 1950s, Wood made a number of low-budget genre films add something


Harvey B. Dunn - Dunn was best known for his appearances in several 1950s B movies including three Ed Wood films, "Bride of the Monster" , "Night of the Ghouls" , and "The Sinister Urge"


In 1952, Wood was introduced to actor Bela Lugosi by friend and fellow writer-producer Alex Gordon, who went on to help create American International Pictures add something


In 1953, Wood wrote and directed the exploitative semi-documentary, "Glen or Glenda" , with producer George Weiss, which starred Wood , his girlfriend Dolores Fuller, and Lugosi as a god-like narrator add something


In 1954, Wood directed and produced the crime film, "Jail Bait" , along with co-writer Alex Gordon, which starred Lyle Talbot and Steve Reeves add something


In 1955, Wood produced and directed the horror film, "Bride of the Monster" , based on an original story by Alex Gordon, "The Atomic Monster" add something


Bela Lugosi - Ed Wood - During an impromptu interview upon his exit from the treatment center in 1955, Lugosi stated that he was about to go to work on a new Ed Wood film, "The Ghoul Goes West"


In 1956, Wood produced, wrote and directed the science-fiction film, "Plan 9 from Outer Space" , which starred Lugosi , Tor Johnson, Vampira , Tom Mason , and Criswell as the narrator add something


In 1956, Wood wrote and produced the exploitation film, "The Violent Years" , with director William M. Morgan, starring "Playboy" model Jean Moorhead add something


In 1958, Wood wrote, produced, and directed "Night of the Ghouls" add something


Beginning in the early 1960s, Wood wrote at least 80 lurid crime and sex novels in addition to hundreds of short stories and non-fiction pieces for magazines add something


In 1960, Wood wrote and directed the exploitation film, "The Sinister Urge" , starring Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, and Carl Anthony add something


In the 1960s and 1970s, he made sexploitation movies and wrote over 80 pulp crime, horror, and sex novels add something


In 1963, Wood wrote the screenplay for "Shotgun Wedding", an exploitation film about hillbillies marrying child brides, and Wood's transitional film, once again combining two genres, horror and grindhouse skin-flick, was 1965's "Orgy of the Dead", originally titled "Nudie Ghoulies" add something


In 1965, Wood wrote the quasi-memoir, "Hollywood Rat Race" add something


In 1969, Wood appeared in "Love Feast" , the first of two films produced by a Marine buddy, Joseph F. Robertson, portraying a photographer using his position to engage in sexual antics with models add something


In 1970, Wood made his own pornographic film, "Take It Out in Trade", a softcore take on Philip Marlowe detective films, and "Necromania" the following year add something


In the 1970s, Wood worked with friend Stephen C. Apostolof, usually co-writing scripts, but serving as an assistant director and associate producer add something


Wood's 1971 film "Necromania" was believed lost for years until an edited version resurfaced at a yard sale in 1992, followed by a complete unedited print in 2001 add something


Wood's 1972 film "The Undergraduate" is considered to be a lost film, along with his 1970 film "Take It Out in Trade", which exists only in outtakes without sound add something


Together, Wood and Apostolof went on to make a string of sexploitation flicks up to 1977 add something


In 1978, Wood's depression had worsened, and with it a serious drinking problem add something

Ed Wood died in 1978 add something


In 1980 he was posthumously awarded a Golden Turkey award as Worst Director of All Time add something


Tim Burton - Burton was married to Lena Gieseke, a German-born artist, for two years, whom he left to live with model and actress Lisa Marie; she acted in the films he made during their relationship from 1992 to 2001, most notably in Ed Wood and Mars Attacks/ After leaving her, Burton developed a romantic liaison with English actress Helena Bonham Carter, whom he met while filming Planet of the Apes.


In 1994, director Tim Burton released the biopic " Ed Wood", which starred Johnny Depp in the title role and Martin Landau, who won an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi add something


Bela Lugosi - In Tim Burton's 1994 "Ed Wood", Lugosi is played by Martin Landau who received an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor


Henri Pachard - In addition to directing, he acted in small character roles in adult films, most notably, "Glen and Glenda" , a pornographic spoof of Ed Wood's 1953 movie "Glen or Glenda"


In 1996, Reverend Steve Galindo of Seminole, Oklahoma, created a legally recognized religion with Wood as its official savior add something


In 1997, the University of Southern California began holding an annual " Ed Wood Film Festival", in which student teams are challenged to write, film and edit an Ed Wood-inspired short film based on a preassigned theme add something


In 1998, Wood's previously unfilmed script "I Woke Up Early the Day I Died" was finally produced, starring Billy Zane and Christina Ricci add something


Billy Zane - In 1998, he starred in and produced "I Woke Up Early the Day I Died", a silent film based on Ed Wood's last script, intended as a parody on bad filmmaking


Stephen C. Apostolof - In 2000 Apostolof was canonized as the "patron saint of the pornographers" in the Church of Ed Wood


In 2001, horror film director and heavy metal musician Rob Zombie released "The Sinister Urge", which is named after Wood's film add something


A complete print of the previously lost Wood pornographic film "The Young Marrieds" was discovered in 2004 add something


In 2006, "MST3K" head writer and host Michael J. Nelson recorded an audio commentary track for a DVD release of a colorized version of "Plan 9 from Outer Space" add something


Wood's wife Kathy died on June 26, 2006, having never remarried add something


In 2009, Nelson and fellow "MST3K" alums Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett mocked "Plan 9" again in their very first "RiffTrax Live" event, coinciding with the film's 50th anniversary add something


Ernie Fosselius - In 2009, Fosselius created a tribute to Ed Wood with his short film, "Plan 9,1 from Outer Space", which featured hand-carved wooden puppets of the characters from the popular Ed Wood film, "Plan 9 from Outer Space"


In a December 2010 published article at Mondo Film & Video Guide, indie print publisher Feral House, who in the last few years had re-printed dozens of Wood's novels, ended sales on all Wood titles when Wood's estate requested a cease and desist due to uncertainty about whether Wood wrote all the novels published under his name or not add something


In 2012, director John Johnson announced plans to film a remake of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" add something


In 2014, author David Rowell Workman self-published the novel "A Case of the Nasties" with Ed Wood asking his friend, a down-on-his-luck private eye, to help him when he discovers a cult is trying to sacrifice him durning his work on the script Grave Robbers from Outer Space that later became Plan 9 from Outer Space add something


In 2017 "Dreamer- the Ed Wood musical" was produced by award winning composer Rick Tell add something