Attention Chronic Argonauts and fellow Time Travelers:
If you're looking for anything on H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, this is the place to be.

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George Pal Estate
as a tribute to the classic 1960 MGM movie
"The Time Machine"
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May 19, 2021

On May 25, 1959 principle photography began on George Pal's production of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" at M.G.M. studios in Culver City, California. Principle photography ended on July 1, 1959.

This year marks the 62nd anniversary of the filming. I've been wanting to do something to commemorate an anniversary of the film since 2009, the 50th anniversary. One thing I've noticed in my life, the older you get the faster time flies. So here we are at 62 years later. Toward the end of 2020 I stumbled onto a web site based in Paris, France. The site is essentially dedicated to the set photographer assigned to "The Time Machine". Even though his name was unknown to the creator of the web site.

I've been collecting photos, posters etc. on the film since I first saw it in 1960 at my local theater on it's first run. A photo on the web site had a question posed about it as to if this photo really was from the filming. I contacted the webmaster and informed him that the photo was indeed from the filming of "The Time Machine". This opened up a dialog between the two of us and I also knew the photographer's name, Frank Shugrue.

The webmaster, Christophe Canto and I have become good friends in just over a few months. Both of our collections have increased and questions regarding the production have been answered. As a result of our collaboration we both will be presenting the total of our set stills on our respective web sites.

Beginning on May 25, 2021 access to the stills will be available on my site. On each day the still for that day from 1959 will become available and each subsequent day until July 1, 2021. stills from May 25, 1959 will be available on May 25, 2021, stills from May 26, 1959 will be available on May 26, 2021 etc.

We do not have stills for every day of shooting, so some days may not have any added. I've provided a calendar so you can see which days will have new images.



March 19, 2021


In 2013 we had the opportunity to meet with an Eloi, Josephine Powell was one of the actress' who appeared as an Eloi in the 1960 film.

We put together a short video :

Conversation with an Eloi


December 3, 2020


November 30, 2020


August 29, 2019

May 8, 2018



April 22, 2018


August 9, 2017

How to Build a Time Machine
will be screened this Sunday,
August 13, 2017 at

Cinefamily Theater
611 N. Fairfax
Los Angeles 90036

More information HERE

Advance ticket sales HERE

Director Jay Cheel will be there for a Q&A after the screening.

Dug will not be coming but his brother Digby and I will be there


I can't believe it's been over a year since the last update. The last year has been quite busy with several personal issues to deal with. Hopefully things will simmer down in the next month or so. I have lots of new info to post once I get some free time.
Too bad the Time Machine doesn't really work.



June 23, 2016


A brief look at the documentary
"How to Build a Time Machine"


A few behind the scenes from the Hollywood location




How to Build a Time Machine will be
screening at AFI Docs this weekend on June 25th!
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

May 20, 2016

I am deeply saddened to report that Alan Young has passed away, he was 96.

Click Here for More

May 15, 2016

US premiere at
SF Doc Fest

June 12th 7:00pm and June 15th 9:15pm
15th San Francisco Documentary Festival
June 2-16th


How to Build a Time Machine will be
screening at AFI Docs on June 25th!



December 11, 2015

November 29, 2015

April 24, 2015



January 15, 2015


TCM has scheduled a tribute to Rod Taylor on January 29, 2015 begining at 8pm Eastern Time

Time Machine
The Birds
Sunday in New York
Young Cassidy
The Glass Bottom Boat


January 9, 2015


It is with a very sad heart to have to report that Rod Taylor has passed away of a heart attack at the age of 84. Rod had been hospitalized after sustaining a fall and was released to go home. On January 7th Mr. Taylor suffered a fatal heart attack at home surrounded by his family and friends.

His daughter, Felicia said in a statement: "My dad loved his work. Being an actor was his passion – calling it an honorable art and something he couldn’t live without."
Sunday, Jan. 11, would have been Rod's 85th birthday.

Rod is survived by his third wife Carol Kikumura, and his daughter with Mary Hilem, former CNBC anchor Felicia Taylor.

For those of you that stay up late or get up early, Turner Classic Movies has The Time Machine scheduled to air on February 22, 2015 as part otf thier 31 days of Oscar. It's scheduled to air at 6.00 a.m. pacific time.

November 13, 2014

I heard from David Pal last night that Gae Grifith has passed away. Gae is pictured here between George Pal and Rod Taylor on the set of "The Time Machine"

Gae was George's right hand on all of his feature productions

June 30, 2014
Some book covers have been added to the
book covers page

June 12, 2014
A Time Machine Musical ?
Found at last

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June 11, 2014

New diorama coming for the 1/8th scale Time Machine model
Click Here for more detaills

June 9, 2014


Photo by Jay Cheel

Rob Niosi will be speaking about his Time Machine project at the
“Warnborough College Second Annual Fine Arts and Art History Conference”
in Canterbury, England, which takes place from the evening of the18th through the 21st of August 2014.
The theme of the conference will be
Culture…Time…and Passion: The Fibres of Art.

May 10, 2014

Here's some behind the scenes


The 1960 George Pal production of
is being released on Blu-ray on
July 8, 2014

May 7, 2014

Chris Bromham is offering for sale his unfinished
full size Time Machine

For photos and more information


First teaser on How to Build a Time Machine
I was interviewed last summer for this. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
How to Build a Time Machine
Directed by Jay Cheel
Produced by Kristina McLaughlin, Kevin McMahon, Roman Pizzacalla
Executive Produced by Michael McMahon
Cinematography by Jay Cheel

For information:

How to Build a Time Machine is the story of two men, both inspired by H.G. Wells' 'The Time Machine', who have set out on a quest to build their own time machines.

When Rob Niosi decided to build a full scale replica of the time machine prop from George Pal's adaptation of H.G. Wells' novella 'The Time Machine', he had no idea what he was getting himself into. The three month project is now in its eleventh year, and he's not sure it will ever end. His perfectionist attitude and obsessive nature -- cultivated by years of detail oriented, time consuming work as a stop-motion animator -- has elevated his machine from prop replica to a true work of art. His goal? To capture the impression he had as a kid when he first laid eyes on the beautiful machine.

When Ronald Mallett was a young boy, his Father died unexpectedly of a heart attack. This event turned his world upside down. He became ostracized from his friends and family and found solace in science fiction. It was H.G. W ells' The Time Machine that inspired Ron to pursue a career in physics. His goal? To build a time machine so he could go back and save his Father.

January 14, 2014

The J&S Hobbies Time Machine Miniature model kits are again available and we have them in stock.
J&S Hobbies kits are exactly the same as the old Masterpiece Models kts. Same molds, same people making them only the name has changed.

Kits are available on our Fiddly Bits web site

Fiddly Bits

December 24, 2013

We should have stock in both of the Alchemy Works 1/8th scale model and the J&S Hobbies Miniature Time Machine kit by mid January


December 2, 2013

The 1/8th scale Time Machine models are now available, the preorders are shipping this week.

More good news
John Geigle, former owner of Masterpiece Models, is starting up a new company: J&S Hobbies and will be re-issueing both the Miniature Time Machine kit as well as the 1/6th kit, and yes we will be making them available here.

Check back to see how this is progressing

October 5, 2013

August 2, 2013

For those of you in the North Carolina area

More informartion CLICK HERE


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