The remains of the iconic gooey monster from The Blob returned home over the weekend to The Colonial Theater in Phoenixville for Blobfest, writes Anthony Hayes for the Baltimore Post-Examiner.
The Blob’s remains have been in memorabilia collector Wes Shank’s possession since November 1965. After seeing the movie, he noticed it was made by Valley Forge Films. So Shank and one of his friends called up the studio and asked if they could stop by for a tour, which was given by The Blob director Irvin S. “Shorty” Yeaworth.
“Toward the end of the tour, we were in the building where some of The Blob scenes were shot, and over in the corner was a black five-gallon can,” said Shank. “Mr. Yeaworth said, ‘You know, the Blob’s in there.’ Mr. Yeaworth gave Dave and I a little sample.”
But Shank wanted the whole thing, fearing it would be thrown away. So he kept contacting Yeaworth until he agreed to sell it to him. Now, it’s part of his amazing collection.
Read more about props from The Blob from the Baltimore Post-Examiner here.