Extra Special Issue Devoted to the Making of Frankenstein: The True Story (Universal / NBC-TV, 1973). On the eve of 2018 -- the 45th Anniversary of the movie and the 200th Anniversary of the novel by Mary Shelley.
Expanded to 120 pages! 16 pages in full color!
The artwork is amazing! First-ever three-panel triptych wraparound / foldout cover by Mark Maddox! Two-panel diptych foldout inside cover by Bruce Timm! Inside back cover by Paul Watts! Two full-page, full-color interior illustrations by Neil D. Vokes! Full-color interior illustrations by Adrian Salmon! Article headers by Denis Meikle including one full-pager in full-color!
More than 400 photographs, most never-before-published!
BEAUTIFUL CREATURE: The Epic Untold Saga Behind Frankenstein: The True Story by Sam Irvin.
Foreword by Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire).
Essay by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).
Never-before-published essay by Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy (co-screenwriters of FTTS).
Exclusive interviews with more than 20 cast and crew members, including standalone sidebar interviews with Leonard Whiting (Dr. Frankenstein), Jane Seymour (Agatha / Prima), David McCallum (Dr. Clerval), Nicola Pagett (Elizabeth Frankenstein), Don Bachardy (co-writer), Ian Lewis (associate producer), and John Stoneman (first assistant director).
Plus exclusive comments from many associates of the production, including Sid Sheinberg (former president of Universal), Angela Lansbury, Richard Chamberlain, Jon Voight, Geoffrey Holder, Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen in The Adventures of Superman).
Essay by Alec Smight, son of the late director Jack Smight. Essay by James Duke Mason, grandson of the late James Mason (Dr. Polidori). Tributes to the late Michael Sarrazin (The Creature) by his brother Pierre Sarrazin and others. Essay on screenwriters Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy, by Katherine Bucknell. Essay on composer Gil Melle, by James Anthony Phillips. Profile of producer Hunt Stromberg Jr., by Sam Irvin. (Stromberg discovered Vampira, cast Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster, worked with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Elsa Lanchester, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.)
Sidebars on missing scenes, missing passages from the published script, various cuts, the model kit, etc.
Collectors Note: Brand-new and never circulated. We'll pick the best issue available for you. Comes bagged and boarded.
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