|There have been fantastic movies from the very beginning of the motion picture industry, but unfortunately most of these have been of a type weird, or more often horror (in intent; really ludicrous in effect). Stfnal ones such as Just Imagine and various of the post-1950 breed have usually been burlesques, anti-scientific, or pseudo-science. Things to Come and Destination Moon are the outstanding serious works; fans also enjoy such fantasies as Lost Horizon, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and even some of Disney's. Special Appreciation went to Tales of Hoffman. Ackerman is the chief movie authority of scientifandom, the others like Wilson, Marconette, and the Queensies went in for the flicks in a big way. Such organizations as Sykora's Scientifilmakers have attempted to make amateur stf movies with little success. Several fan movies have been shot at fan gatherings. Mention should be made of the Phillies' efforts under the former category. Eminent makers of movies of fans are the Liverpool Group, Mersey & Deeside (MAD -- John Owen, Eddie Jones, John Roles, Norman Shorrock, and Norm Weedal).
from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960:
Bigger splash than any other American outfit was achieved by the Califans' Unicorn Productions, organized by Bjo Wells, Al Lewis, Dale Frey, Ernie Wheatley, John Trimble, and Steve Tolliver. A remarkably good color fantasy, "The Genie", was produced in '59 and shown at the Westercon and Detention of that year. Next year a black-and-white fannish horse-opera, "The Musquite Kid Rides Again", came out, starring sucg folk as Wrai Ballard the Musquite Kid, Killer Earl Kemp, Cyclone Coswal, Daddy Busby, and the Crifanac Indians. Plans at this writing include a firm organization to be set up in 1961, and an outline is being constructed for a bigger and better fantasy with lots of color and special effects.