Actually "The Molten Meteor" was the working title of one of the quintessential American sci-fi horror films of the fifties The Blob (1958). Filmed in and around Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, by a director, Irvin Yeaworth, whose previous claim to fame was over four hundred motivational, educational, and religious shorts, it was a surprise hit, and Steve McQueen's first movie. Ah, those were the days terror with no warning, with hot buttered popcorn.
But we had our warning, back in June:
Beverly Hills picked an outdoor sculpture by acclaimed New York artist Roxy Paine. The Citys Public Art Fund picked up the $342,800 tab and more fees of $10,000-$15,000 are estimated for transportation, installation, future maintenance, lighting and ongoing display. The stainless steel boulder measures 7 feet tall by 15 feet wide and references a rock carried by a glacier hundreds of miles away from its original geographic location. It will be installed in Beverly Gardens Park, this summer.
It is titled "Erratic" and here it is, right across the street from the Beverly Hills City Hall. It's like old times.