Today I am showing off the only copy of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine that I own. I'd like to find more, but this one is actually pretty neat because literally the day after I posted the blog I wrote about Basil Gogos (which can be found here) I came across the very copy of the magazine I posted a picture of. I found it at an antique market and it was only a buck. I am a massive fan of Gogos' monster art and am hugely influenced by it. The bold colours and creepy subject matter are thrilling to say the least. This magazine has some pretty good articles, especially an interesting one on Bela Lugosi (Dracula), but what I am most entertained by is the back few pages of ads featuring such wonders as spooky paperbacks, rubber masks, make-your-own-monster kits and more. Not gonna lie; I really, really, really want everything on these pages.
|Famous Monsters of Filmland, April 1975, #115. Cover art: Basil Gogos|
|Part of what I love about this old magazine is all the ads at the back of it, tempting the reader with countless other monstrous media.|
|It wasn't until I was taking pictures of this that I realized - I actually have this Monsters Who's Who book.|
|"BUY THESE OR DIE!"|