Indeed he did. Wearing a bald cap, glasses and a moustache, he played the part of Dr. Huer. By the way, Bill McIlhany presented the eight-minute film as part of his lecture "Dr. Harlan Tarbell, Film Star" on the opening evening of the 6th Los Angeles Conference on Magic History in November of 1999. Subsequent photos of Doc Tarbell in costume appeared in both Genii (Volume 63, Number 1, January 15, 2000) and MAGIC (Volume 9 Number 5, January 2000).Originally posted by Bato:
...I recall seeing a photo of Dr. Tarbell in some science fiction costume. Did Dr. Tarbell also act in that film, or some other science fiction film?