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Little Shoppe of Horrors presents
Little Shoppe of Horrors #38
(Published June 2017)
Celebrating its 45th Year!
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.
v Expanded to 120 pages!
v 16 pages in full color!
v First-ever 3-panel triptych wraparound / foldout cover by Mark Maddox!
v 2-panel diptych foldout inside cover by Bruce Timm!
v Inside back cover by Paul Watts!
v 2 full-page, full-color interior illustrations by Neil D. Vokes!
v Full-color interior illustrations by Adrian Salmon!
v Article headers by Denis Meikle including one full-pager in full-color!
v Over 400 photographs, most never-before-published!
v BEAUTIFUL CREATURE: The Epic Untold Saga Behind Frankenstein: The True Story - by Sam Irvin (over 50,000 words!)
v Foreword by Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire).
v Essay by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).
v Never-before-published essay by Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy (co-screenwriters of FTTS).
Exclusive interviews with over 20 cast and crew members, including standalone sidebar interviews with:
v Leonard Whiting (Dr. Frankenstein)
v Jane Seymour (Agatha / Prima)
v David McCallum (Dr. Clerval)
v Nicola Pagett (Elizabeth Frankenstein)
v Don Bachardy (co-writer)
v Ian Lewis (associate producer)
v John Stoneman (first assistant director)
Plus exclusive comments from many associates of the production, including:
v Sid Sheinberg (former president of Universal).
v Angela Lansbury
v Richard Chamberlain
v Jon Voight
v Geoffrey Holder
v Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen in The Adventures of Superman).
v Essay by Alec Smight, son of the late director Jack Smight.
v Essay by James Duke Mason, grandson of the late James Mason (Dr. Polidori).
v Tributes to the late Michael Sarrazin (The Creature) by his brother Pierre Sarrazin and others.
v Essay on screenwriters Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy, by Katherine Bucknell.
v Essay on composer Gil Mellé, by James Anthony Phillips.
v Profile of producer Hunt Stromberg Jr., by Sam Irvin. (Stromberg discovered Vampira, cast Yvonne DeCarlo as Lily Munster, worked with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Elsa Lanchester, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.)
v Sidebars on missing scenes, missing passages from the published script, various cuts, the model kit, etc.
This issue is jam-packed with surprises beyond your wildest imagination! The staggering, never-before-reported journey to bring Frankenstein: The True Story to the screen reads like a Who’s Who, directly involving such luminaries as Marlon Brando, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Francis Ford Coppola, John Boorman, John Schlesinger, Jon Voight, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Elsa Lanchester, Franco Zeffirelli, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella, Jacqueline Bisset, François Truffaut, Angela Lansbury, Boris Sagal, Barbra Streisand, Jon Peters, Mia Farrow, Sid Sheinberg, Lew Wasserman, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Geoffrey Holder, Harry Saltzman, Peter Ustinov, James Bridges, Albert Finney, Rex Harrison, Simone Signoret, Julie Christie, Lindsay Anderson, Richard Chamberlain, Mervyn LeRoy, Alec Guinness, Oliver Reed, Vanessa Redgrave, Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich, Valerie Hobson, John Profumo, Robert Morley, Peter Yates, Candice Bergen, George Seaton, Alan Bates, Maurice Jarre, Anthony Perkins, Michel Legrand, Burt Lancaster, John Barry, Anthony Quinn, Richard Rodney Bennett, Tuesday Weld, Neil Diamond, Ernest Borgnine, Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Mae West and Queen Elizabeth.
Whether you are a fan or not, the adventure behind the creation of Frankenstain: The True Story is so astounding, it is an epic unto itself. Prepare to catch your jaw before it drops to the floor.
Special promo for LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38 - Buy this issue and one or more of any of our previous 37 issues, and get a free copy of "Little Shoppe of Horrors #28", our in-depth coverage of Hammer Film's classic Gothic Ghost story - THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Check this website for a full list of issues and contents.
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