LETTERS  PCR #398      (November 5--11, 2007)

  • A very special Creature Feature contact is made!

    Letters to the EditorWe welcome your feedback.


    My name is Lynda Bennick. Dick was my father-in-law. I thought he was a really cool guy. I was married to E. R. Bennick III, Dick's son, for thirteen years. Dick never got to know his grandsons, but one of them will probably follow in his footsteps. His grandson Ricky made it to semi-finals in Dramatic Interpretation at the National Speech finals in 2005 in Fort Wort Texas.

    He has his grandfather's good looks and models for the Kim Dawson agency. Check it out at Kim Dawson website. Click on Ricky Bennick.

    I am so glad to know about this Database because I lost all of our memorabilia about Dr. Paul Bearer during my last military move. I have pics of Dick's visit to my husband and I in Naples Italy in 1981 and will get them scanned so they can be posted on his site.

    Does anyone know how I can get a copy of his appearance on TVs Bloopers and Practical Jokes?

    Lynda Bennick

    Lynda, Nolan here...

    To say it is an honor to hear from you would be an understatement. Thank you so much for writing, it is a rare pleasure when someone from Dick Bennick's family contacts us. (The last we heard from anyone was, I think, Christina(?) Bennick years ago.)

    I am very happy to know you enjoyed our website, in particular the Creature Feature Database, and am gratified to know it's doing some good helping to keep the memory of your father-in-law alive for current and future fans.

    I am taking the liberty of forwarding your email to the other Creature Feature Database architects so they may enjoy it, too. I am also sharing it with our readers via this week's PCR Lettercol.

    I wasn't sure if that episode of TV Bloopers you mentioned featuring Dick was available or not, but ED Tucker below has an opinion on that.

    By all means, if you have a way to scan some of those photos you talked about PLEASE DO, send them to me and I'll post them on the site ASAP! I know all his fans would be grateful.

    I cannot thank you enough for writing and for sharing some extraordinary family history with us. It is indeed an honor. Rest assured Dick's memory is alive and well in the hearts of Creature Feature enthusiasts everywhere!

    --Nolan B. Canova


    Hi Lynda,
    ED Tucker here, author of the "lost interview" with Dr. Paul Bearer. Meeting your father in-law was a great honor for me and I am proud that I got to help tell his story in his own words for posterity. It was very nice to hear from you and to know that Dick Bennick's family is keeping the name alive in the entertainment industry. I believe I have the footage you are looking for. He made two appearances on the Bloopers show in clips from Creature Feature that was mixed in with other horror hosts. If you will send me your address I will see what I can do about putting a DVD together for you.


    To send an email to Letters to the Editor write to: Crazedfanboy1@aol.com.  Any emails sent to this address will be assumed intended for publication unless you specifically instruct me not to. I can and do respond privately, if that is your preference. Frequently, it's both ways.---Nolan

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