|Birthname||Marcus Larry Seale Jr.|
|born on||31 January 1923 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )|
|Place||Mexia, Texas, 31n41, 96w29|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||11°11' 03°16 Asc. 01°09'|
American film director, producer and writer, who proclaimed himself a "schlockmeister". Many of his titles have landed on "worst movie" lists or in the public domain, but all at least broke even and many made a profit. He is perhaps most famous for the films In the Year 2889 (1967), The Eye Creatures (1965), Mars Needs Women (1967), and It's Alive! (1969).
After he died on December 2, 2004 in Tucson, Arizona, a long obituary in the New York Times summarized his work thus: "One quality united Mr. Buchanan's diverse output: It was not so much that his films were bad; they were deeply, dazzlingly, unrepentantly bad. His work called to mind a famous line from H. L. Mencken, who, describing President Warren G. Harding's prose, said, 'It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it.'"
Sy Scholfield quotes date and place from Larry Buchanan, "It Came from Hunger!: Tales of a Cinema Schlockmeister" (McFarland, 1996), p. 7: "But before the Dust Bowl swallowed up this little hamlet [of Lost Prairie, now Mexia, Texas], a minor event took place at the farm of Marcus Larry Seale, part-time peace officer, and Maude Dove Seale. It was January 31, 1923. I was born, the last of six children." Further, on p. 89: "John [Agar] . . . was not only an Aquarius, he was born on the same year, day, and hour as yours truly." Lois Rodden quotes Agar's birth certificate from Tom and Thelma Wilson for a birth time of 7:15pm (31 January 1921), so I have used 7:30pm - the middle of the hour - for Buchanan's time of birth.
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script