The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze in America 1957-1972Book - 2015
Time-trip back to the frightening era of 1957-1972, when monsters stompedinto the American mainstream! Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comicbooks crashed upon an unsuspecting public. This profusely illustrated,full-color hardcover covers that creepy, kooky Monster Craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 hit "Monster Mash," Aurora'smodel kits, TV shows ( Shock Theatre , The Addams Family , TheMunsters , and Dark Shadows ), Mars Attacks trading cards, EeriePublications, Planet of the Apes , and more! It features interviews with James Warren ( Creepy , Eerie , and Vampirella magazines), Forrest J Ackerman ( Famous Monsters ofFilmland ), John Astin ( The Addams Family ), Al Lewis ( TheMunsters ), Jonathan Frid ( Dark Shadows ), George Barris (monster carcustomizer), Ed "Big Daddy" Roth (Rat Fink), Bobby (Boris) Pickett ("MonsterMash" singer/songwriter) and others, with a Foreword by TV horror hostZacherley, the "Cool Ghoul."
Publisher: Raleigh, North Carolina : TwoMorrows Publishing, ©2015
Branch Call Number: 791.436 VOG 2015
Characteristics: 187 pages : illustrations