1972 · Los Angeles
Dan Curtis, creator of the popular ABC vampire soap opera "Dark Shadows" (1967-1971), adapted and produced this version of the classic Mary Shelley 1818 novel with "Dark Shadows" screenwriter Sam Hall penning "Part 1" and screenwriter Richard Landau penning "Part 2."
Curtis' "Frankenstein" is a fairly faithful adaptation, shot with television broadcasts cameras, in Curtis' gothic soap opera style, with a memorable performance from Bo Svenson as the monster.
Though well received when aired, it was overshadowed by the Universal Television production "Frankenstein: The True Story," which aired in late 1973 on NBC.
"Frankenstein - Part 1"
Red titled wrappers. Title page present, noted as Revised, with credits for screenwriter Sam Hall and novelist Mary Shelley. 82 leaves, with last page of text numbered 77. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near FIne, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
"Frankenstein - Part 2"
Blue titled wrappers. Title page present, noted as REVISED, with credits for screenwriter Richard Landau. 60 leaves, with last page of text numbered 58. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with vertical crease near spine, bound with two gold brads. (Inventory #: 147482)