Two of the stars of the classic television show “The Munsters” will be the celebrity guests at this year’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show. Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster, and Pat Priest, who portrayed Marilyn Munster, will meet fans and sign autographs on Saturday, June 20 during the show. Replicas of the Munster Koach and Drag-ula vehicles, prominently featured on the program, will also make an appearance.
Patrick was a popular child star who also made guest appearances on many shows of the 1960s including “Bonanza”, “Gunsmoke” and “Rawhide”.
Priest took over the role of Marilyn Munster in the show’s 16th episode. Perhaps her best known role outside of “The Munsters” came in 1967 when she co-starred with Elvis Presley in the movie “Easy Come, Easy Go”. She was also a guest on other programs like “Perry Mason”, “Bewitched” and “Mission Impossible”.
Butch Patrick, Pat Priest, the Munster Koach, and the Drag-ula may also be seen at the Munster’s Ball, a special event to be held on Friday, June 19 at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville. This ticketed event includes a question and answer session with the stars, photo opportunities, food, and other fun.
The Greenville Graffiti Car Show on Saturday, June 20 is open to 1990 and older cars and trucks for judging. Vehicles may also be brought for display. For the first time, motorcycles may be brought for display only. Last year’s event attracted nearly 190 cars and trucks to downtown Greenville, Illinois.
For ticket information about the Munster’s Ball, call the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 664-9272.