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Abbott & Costello Meet the Monsters (10/28/08)
Abbott & Costello Meet FrankensteinAbbott & Costello Meet the Monsters By Allan Maurer There are those who felt the series of Abbott & Costello meet the monsters films that began with “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” in 1948 and continuing through “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy” in 1955 were an inglorious end to the Universal Studios monster series. More >>


Lewton’s B Horror Movies (10/27/08)
Curse of the B Horror Movie By Allan Maurer Back in the 1942, RKO studios gave producer Val Lewton a piddling $150,000 and a title, “The Cat People.” Lewton made up for the lack of a decent special effects budget by keeping all the suspense scenes wrapped in shadows. More >>


The Wolf Man (10/27/08)
This 1-sheet from Universal Universal Horror: The Wolf Man By Allan Maurer More >>


Early Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales (10/13/08)
The Packard and the Ford sheet musicEarly Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales By Dave Bausch In the field of Automobilia, the one subject most collected is advertising. Advertising took many forms: posters, prints, toys, magazine ads, postcards just to name a few. But the one that most of the automobile makers yearned for was to have their specific model of car depicted on sheet music. More >>


Movie poster artists: Charles Addams (10/7/08)
Murder By Death poster designed by Charles AdammsA number of artists best known for their work in other fields also did at least some movie posters. Today, Charles Addams is best known for creating the “Addams Family,” as familiar to us now through the two movies and the television show as through the dark humor of his weird New Yorker cartoons. More >>


Forbidden Planet: The Most Coveted Poster (9/23/08)
In a recent issue of a monthly newspaper dedicated to movie poster collecting, five of seven dealers used the one-sheet from 1957′s “Forbidden Planet” showing Robbie the Robot cradling sexy Anne Francis in his metallic arms as a prominent part of their ad. More >>


Poster Artists: Ralph Bakshi (9/23/08)
Some Tolkien fans never forgave Ralph Bakshi for his animated version of “The Lord of the Rings,” at least until Peter Jackson did the trilogy right in live action (and plenty of computer generated imagery). More >>


Pam Grier Collectibles Attract Varied Interest (9/4/08)
Pam Brief tells a story (Photo by Renee Wright)Pam Grier told an audience at Winston Salem’s 2008 Riverrun International Film Festival that when she went to meet director Quentin Tarantino, he told her he had written a movie with her in mind. More >>


Lon Chaney Collectible Poster Turns Up In Sub Shop (9/4/08)
Another view of the Phantom posterIt’s not unusual to discover movie poster collectibles in unlikely locations. This time, the Phantom was hanging out in a sub shop. More >>


The Rocket Man and Me (9/4/08)
The Rocketman insert posterYears ago, in 1954, when I was 7 or 8, I saw a little film called “The Rocket Man,” at the Columbia Theatre in the small town where I grew up. I was about the same age as the young boy, played by George “Foghorn” Winslow, known for his gravelly voice. More >>


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