That’s right, now that you’ve all got your heads happily buried in FM 274, it’s time to tease our upcoming issue so you completely lose your foc—I mean—get super excited for what’s next. Debuting at Sdcc in July, #275 features a massively epic cover by Jason Edmiston:
It’s time to revisit Planet Of The Apes! Fox’s reboot of the classic franchise surprised us all when Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes proved to be a quality movie that made motion-capture CGI apes into sympathetic creatures with personalities. Now we get Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes—the trailers for which look terribly exciting and harken back to classic adventure Sci-Fi from the 60s and 70s. In honor of these new movies, FM will revisit the original series with articles that detail the history and social context of the films,
In happier news - this is not a double Rip - Lupita Tovar, a Mexican beauty who starred in the Spanish language version of Dracula that same year (in those early days of sound they made simultaneous alternative versions for other markets with the same
This morning in my movie grief I inadvertently killed dozens of people off on twitter by claiming there were only six stars of the Golden Age still living. So consider this list my penance. In the past I've published a semi-annual list of all living Oscar-vets in any capacity. It ws never meant to be a morbid countdown list but a way for us to honor people while they're still theoretically conscious of our appreciation for their indelible contributions. So though I normally publish such a list on Ms.
Art is a subjective passion. What is art to one person can be nothing other than tin cans glued together on a backboard to another. Whatever your taste in art, there is simply no denying if a particular artist has a unique and special gift. Robert Aragon has such a gift. An artist who spans several genres, from horror to portraiture and various genres in between, Robert is an artist of many talents. For the past two decades he has been a top force in the horror art genre. Whether creating comic book and CD covers or portraits for the likes of Sara Karloff or Bela Lugosi Jr. Robert infuses a sense of pathos in every piece he creates.
One such storyteller is artist Robert Aragon, who for over twenty years has been creating and adding to the rich tradition of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Now, Robert’s wonderful artwork comes together for the first time to create a card set that involves all of the silver screen favorites. The base set includes 72 cards. Collectors will find autograph cards from Bela Lugosi, Jr., Julie Adams, Sara Karloff, Carla Laemmle, George Clayton Johnson, Jane Adams and many more. Cut signatures from Vincent Price
Looking for something to get you into that Halloween frame of mind? Why not do it with fellow movie geeks and fans of the horror genre tomorrow afternoon and evening in Hollywood. The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of .Universal.s Legacy of Horror.- part of the studio.s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.
Saturday Double-double Feature*
.Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. (1948) and .The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.(1966)
Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m.
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street, Hollywood
Special guests scheduled include actress Joan Staley, who played Alma Parker in .The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,. and Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts, who played Luther Heggs in the film. Figuring the answers to the mystery lie in the old Simmons mansion, Luther Heggs (Knotts
She is a part of a Hollywood dynasty, as she’s the neice of Carl Laemmle, who was one of the founders of Universal and had a helping hand in over 400 movies, bringing to life practically every monster we hold dear.
Fan of the Master of Suspense? You’re about to get your full of the iconic English director Alfred Hitchcock, one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema, in the upcoming weeks. On Saturday evening (October 20) HBO unveiled it’s latest film, The Girl. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock focused on characters in peril, on the run, or under suspicion. His leading men were handsome but compromised; his leading ladies were cool, beautiful and preferably blonde. One such actress was Tippi Hedren, an unknown fashion model given her big break when Hitchcock.s wife saw her on a TV commercial. Brought to Universal Studios by Hitchcock and offered a seven-year contract, Hedren was shocked when the gifted director, at the peak of his successful career, quickly singled her out and cast her to star in the ambitious and terrifying film The Birds. Little did she
If tomorrow doesn’t work, but you’re in the area, there’s plenty left to see during the month of October. Check out the list below.
“The Birds” (1963)
Del Toro also answered questions from fans on the Academy’s Facebook page.
For those not in the Southern California area, you can watch all these cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre on Blu-ray in the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection which debuted on October 2 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
If you’re in the Beverly Hills area, check out the lineup for the rest of the month:
“The Man Who Laughs” (1928) Monday,
An Opening-Night Poolside Screening of High Society (1956)
And a Vanity Fair Showcase of Architecture in Film
Complete Schedule for 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival
Now Available at http://www.tcm.com/festival
With just over two weeks left before opening day, the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival continues to expand its already-packed slate with new events and live appearances:
On opening night of the festival, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will be the site of a poolside screening of the lavish Cole Porter musical High Society (1956), starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Actresses Maud Adams and Eunice Gayson will attend a 50th Anniversary screening of the James Bond classic Dr. No (1962) and participate in a conversation about being “Bond Girls.” Filmmaker Mel Brooks will be on hand to introduce his brilliant parody Young Frankenstein (1974). Filmmaker John Carpenter will introduce his favorite film, the
To help fund the project, head over to the Phantom Of The Opera – Unmasking The Masterpiece Kickstarter page and give what you can.
From Lon Chaney’s outstanding makeup to the beautiful sets and costumes, it is a breathtakingly lavish film that entertains as much as it educates. The film cannot be overstated in its historical importance, as it was the first of the Universal Monsters to be born.
Without Chaney and his amazing creation, we would arguably never have seen Lugosi’s Dracula or Karloff’s Monster and so on. One could point to this film and say it was the birth of the horror film, as we know it today. Sure, Nosferatu had come before, as had The Golem, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and of course Edison’s Frankenstein. However, The Phantom of the Opera was the
The iconic actress just recently wrapped on the feature film Mansion of Blood alongside other horror veterans including Gary Busey (pictured with Laemmle on the right), Robert Picardo, and Terry Moore; and it was recently announced that a documentary on her life, Among the Rugged Peaks: The Carla Laemmle Story is set to debut during the St. Louis International Film Festival on Friday, November 18, at the Tivoli Theatre.
Narrated by award-winning Actress Sally Kirkland, Among the Rugged Peaks was produced by Tom Tangen of Elusive Entertainment and features extensive interviews with many classic Hollywood stars, all while taking Carla back to the original Phantom of the Opera stage
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