Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Famous Monsters of Filmland" and monster models

A fun periodical from the past and related models of monsters.

Bob Rehak...

This is the first of a series of posts on a new project of mine exploring movie-monster fandom and “kid culture” in the U.S. from the early 1960s onward. My focus will be less on monster movies themselves than on the objects that circulated around and constituted the films’ public — and personal — presence: model kits, toys, games, and other paraphernalia. Approaching media culture through its object practices, I argue, reveals a dynamic space of production in which texts, images, and objects translate and transform one another in flows of commodities, collectibles, and creativity.

Modeling Monsters [in three parts]

Famous Monsters of Filmland [Wikipedia]

History of Famous Monsters

Deceased--Forrest J Ackerman

Forrest J. Ackerman's collection to be sold

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