MONSTERS. A Celebration of the Classics from Universal Studios.

New York: Del Rey Books, (2006). First edition. Hardcover. 4to. This copy, inscribed by John Landis on the front endpaper, is from the estate of Barbara and Don Rickles. Foreword by Forrest J Ackerman. Essays by Rick Baker, Ron Chaney, Sara Karloff, John Landis, Bela G. Lugosi, Stephen Sommers, Gloria Stuart and many more. "When the bats fly low and night's in the sky, Universal Studios are at their best." That's how a critic in the 1930s described the magic of the Universal monster movie. This was a genre that the studio essentially invented, enabling it to survive and thrive, and that led to cinematic classics that continue to influence entertainment of all kinds. Now, from Universal itself, comes a lavishly illustrated book that provides the words and images behind these legendary films, plus heart-felt tributes from some of Hollywood's most famous fans. Includes onscreen and behind-the-scenes photos, the background stories of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Wolf Man, and the history of the 'creature feature' and how it began, from the twenties silent classic 'The Phantom of the Opera' to fifties favorite 'Creature from the Black Lagoon.' 166 pages. Includes Universal Monster Movie Chronology, Contributor Biographies, and Bibliography and Sources. Illustrated. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #14788
ISBN: 0345486854

Price: $125.00

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