MoPOP, Seattle’s Museum of Popular Culture, has a new batch of inductees into its Science Fiction + Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Travelers and film fans will be pleased to see that A Trip to the Moon, the 1902 science fiction film by George Méliès, is on the list this year.
The movie takes inspiration from Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon. And it offers an early, fantastical, and somewhat wacky look at what a visit to the moon might be like.
Godzilla: World’s Worst Tourist
Godzilla, the “King of the Monsters,” and an example of what not to do when visiting a new city, also gets the MoPOP nod this year.
“Since this creature first waded ashore in 1954, it has captivated audiences across the world with its enormous size, devastating strength, and iconic design,” says MoPop. And with 35 films and TV shows, Godzilla is also represented in plenty of souvenirs, including toys, collectibles, comics, games, novels, food, apparel, and many more.
Nichelle Nichols and Sigourney Weaver are winners too
Another world traveler among the new inductees to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame at MoPOP is Nichelle Nichols. She is best known for her groundbreaking role as Lt. Uhura on Star Trek.
Joining Nichols is Sigourney Weaver, whose roles in science fiction and fantasy films include the Alien franchise, Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, WALL-E, and the Avatar franchise.
The Rolling Stones’ drummer, Charlie Watts, died on Tuesday and several airports, including Philadelphia International Airport and Dublin Airport – and Seattle’s Museum of Flight – went into their archives to share photos.
Have you ever spotted a celebrity in the airport or on your flight during your travels? It’s a bit of a thrill, right?
A new book coming out from Rizzoli called Come Fly With Me: Flying in Style, is filled with paparazzi-taken images of actors, rock stars, and others coming and going from airports around the world.
Jodi Peckman an award-winning creative director, photo editor, and writer who spent thirty years working with Rolling Stone magazine, chose the images for the book, which you can read about in our story on The Runway Girl Network
Before yo go, here are a few other images from the book.
Earlier this week, Miami International Airport shared a very short sample of the longer reels of film clips now showing on old-style flight display monitors in Concourse F at the airport.
The reels were put together by the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College and the reel filled with celebrities arriving at MIA from the 1950s through the 1980s is especially fun to watch.
Looks for Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, Liberace, Ed Sullivan, Susan Hayward, The Beatles, Bob Hope, Jane Mansfield, Eleanor Roosevelt, Spiderman, Sylvester Stallone, and Elizabeth Taylor, among others.
By showing this reel of clips – and the other below, “We are hoping that passengers and airport staff would be delighted to see how the airport and city looked years ago. It’s a real treat to contemplate, through these images, that Miami has a long history of aviation and airports, especially when you consider that Miami is a relatively young city – founded in 1896,” said Gendry Sherer, MIA Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Director, “Also, I think it’s quite enjoyable to see for instance the Beatles, Frank Sinatra and all these other celebrities arriving and departing from MIA, but most interesting is just seeing everyday people at the airport or seeing families enjoy a day at the beach – normal activities locals and travelers still enjoy today.”