Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A NEW TOPSTONE DISCOVERY


I discovered yet another Topstone mask sighting on a YouTube video this weekend. While searching for some information on TV horror hosts, this link came up. I would have never known it was there except for the image of the ubiquitous Caveman on the still frame.

The first of two 16mm short clips shows Larry Vincent and his sidekick scaring each other at an amusement park in a comedy shtick by donning Topstone masks.

Vincent would later become famous as L.A. TV horror host Seymour, The Most Sinister Man to Crawl on the Face of the Earth, but here he is "Captain Starr", a kid's show comedy character he played for a while earlier in his career in Indiana. One of the people commenting on the post says that the first clip was shot at the Indiana State Fair and the second at a Halloween Haunt in Indianapolis.

It just goes to show you that you never know where a Topstone mask may pop up!





Larry Vincent is the skinny one.

Here is the clip from YouTube:

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