Chester Springs in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Good News Productions
1952 - 1974
The opportunity to produce a serious film for theatrical release came in 1955 when Yeaworth discovered a gooey material produced by Union Carbide and thought it to be usable for a science-fiction piece. Good News Productions shot The Blob in the village and at locations in Phoenixville and Downingtown, PA. They sold it to Paramount Pictures who released it in 1958. It was GNP's first full length feature shot in color. Steve McQueen starred in The
Good News Productions used three production facilities. Studio A is the small studio barn across from the Lincoln Building. Studio B housed editing and filming equipment in the Revolutionary War Hospital building on the northern hillside. Good News Productions operated Studio C in the large 19th century barn at the end of the village, where they shot many scenes for The Blob.
Erected by Historic Yellow Springs, Inc.
Location. 40° 6.011′ N, 75° 37.296′ W. Marker is in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Art School Road and Yellow Springs Road, on the right when traveling west on Art School Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester Springs PA 19425, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chester Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chester Springs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lightfoot Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Graceanna Lewis Valley Forge General Hospital (approx. 4.3 miles away); Weaver’s Cottage (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle of the Clouds (approx. 4.6 miles away); Welkinweir (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester Springs.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Yellow Springs. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Blob. IMDB entry for the movie. The Blob went on to be one of the classic in the science-fiction genre. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 4D Man. IMDB entry. The other movie was not as successful as the Blob. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 106 times this year. Last updated on September 20, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was the Marker of the Week September 19, 2010. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.