Saturday, February 27, 2010

New FM Gallery

Well, it took 5 months, but I finally got up another FM gallery. This time, issues no. 51 to no. 100, plus the 10 FM Yearbooks. Click the link!

Famous Monsters of Filmland 2

Next up, The Monster Times. I promise!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

More "Cliff Monster"

Here's a photo of the actual Cliff Monster, from the film. Created by Blaisdell, the monster was animated by a clockwork mechanism. It could be programed (in these days before computers) to perform a limited number of movements for a limited time and then reprogramed to do something else for another shot.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Cliff Monster" Ad

Fantastic Monsters of the Films didn't exactly have there own version of the Captian Company. Practically the only interesting ad in all seven issues was this one (from no. 1) for this Paul Blaisdell and co. 16mm short monster film and Blaisdell's reel of clips from his AIP movies (The She Creature, Day The World Ended, It Conquered The World, etc.)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jim Harmon, R.I.P.

Jim Harmon was a popular culture historian who was a regular contributor to Fantastic Monsters of the Films and the West Coast Editor for Monsters of the Movies, passed away on Feb. 16. See the Wiki article for more on Jim Harmon.

Bob Burns, Jim Harmon and Ron Haydock in the early '60s.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cover Swipe Quicky

Did you ever notice how much the logo design for The Journal of Frankenstein (1959) looks like the one for Dick Briefer's (The Monster Of) Frankenstein comic book (1952-1954)? Like exactly!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

And Another !

Cover gallery up for another British posterbook. This time:
Legend Horror Classics

Thanks to Maurice for the scans of numbers 10 and 12!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Cover Gallery

Gallery is up now for Monster Mag, the '70s British poster book.
Monster Mag

A big thanks to Mike Howlett for scans of most of the British editions! Mike has a book coming out this Fall (from Feral House) called The Weird World of Eerie Publications (Horror Tales, Terror Tales, Weird, Tales from the Tomb and all that good stuff), so lookin' forward to that!.

Still need scans of 3 of the French editions, plus the Canadian album!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cover Art Reference #3

Famous Monsters no. 13

That weird looking Gogos Frankenstein! Not from any movie, he was a guy in a Frankie costume used to promote the first issue at a local newsstand. Here are a couple of photos, with Warren on the right in photo number 2.

The cover art reference shot was used in an ad for the FM Club, in early issues.

Basil Gogos' original painting.