FAMOUS MONSTERS of FILMLAND
Magazine Format by Warren Publications
CONDITION of MAGAZINE is VERY GOOD or MUCH BETTER Diagonal Cover crease at bottom right. Small rip on first page that got folded and caused a dimple in that area of cover. Some very minor softness overall to covers from being read, handled and stored. Minor wear to cover edges & slight stress at spine.
Please refer to scanned images- they are accurate and have not been edited or corrected and, as always, are worth at least a thousand words.
PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes the cover image is not representative of contents. Please check cover blurbs for a more accurate approximation of contents. Otherwise most issues of FMoF contained many articles, movie stills and original movie studio artifacts including reproductions from studio press kits, line art advertising, as well as images from posters & lobby cards and "behind the scenes" type of material. Mostly devoted to Classic Universal Studios Monsters: the Mummy, Vampires, Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman & Werewolves as portrayed by Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone as well as the newer incarnations of Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing & others at the British Hammer Studios. Concentrating on the horror, fantasy & science fiction of the original era and continuing throughout the revival of the 1950's & 1960's with photos and articles on what was contemperaneous at the time of the issue publication.
"Famous Monsters of Filmland was originally conceived as a one-shot publication by James Warren and forrest j ackerman, published in the wake of the widespread success of the package of old horror movies syndicated to American television in 1957. But the first issue, published in February 1958, was so successful that it required a second printing to fulfill public demand. Its future as part of American culture was immediately obvious to both men. The success prompted spinoff magazines such as Spacemen, Favorite Westerns of Filmland, Screen Thrills Illustrated, Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella."[wiki]
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Famous Monsters of Filmland is a genre-specific film magazine started in 1958 by publisher James Warren and editor Forrest J Ackerman.
Famous Monsters of Filmland directly inspired the creation of many other similar publications, including Castle of Frankenstein, Cinefantastique, Fangoria, The Monster Times, and Video Watchdog. In addition, hundreds, if not thousands, of FM-influenced horror, fantasy and science fiction movie-related fanzines have been produced, some of which have continued to publish for decades, such as Midnight Marquee and Little Shoppe of Horrors.
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