New York: Universe Publishing. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.2009). First Edition. Hardcover. 978-0-7893-1896-1 . [slightly bumped at spine ends, otherwise as new; jacket has the teensiest bits of wear at a couple of extremities, but still presents "as new" in protective mylar cover]. (B&W/color photos, color poster reproductions) "With chapters covering each of the major and minor film series, the pages of this deluxe edition are punctuated with spotlight biographies of the major personalities who were responsible for the most notable monster melodramas in film history. The stories of these films and their creators are told through interviews with surviving actors and studio employees. A detailed photographic record, including many behind-the-scenes hots, completes the story of these classics. From Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster to the Wolf Man and the Invisible Man, [this] is the definitive volume for horror buffs." The "Spotlight" mini-biographies discuss the following individuals: Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, writer Curt Siodmak, Lon Chaney Jr., Una O'Connor, special effects wizard John P. Fulton, Dwight Frye, director James Whale, makeup artist Jack Pierce, and composer Hans Salter. ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this heavy book may apply for non-U.S. customers, or for Priority Mail shipping within the U.S.; if this causes you concern, please inquire before placing your order.*** . (Inventory #: 24628)
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