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Frankenstein archive : essays on the monster, the myth, the movies, and more
Glut, Donald F.
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2002]

Physical Description:
vii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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PN1995.9.F8 G59 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, first published in 1818, started a phenomeon that has survived the years and permeated many aspects of popular culture. It has spawned numerous films, television programs, books, comics, stage presentations, and the like, and continues to do so today. Like the Frankenstein Monster, this work is made up of many individual parts, some of which are quite different in their specific themes, but all of which relate to Frankenstein in some way. They consider the untold true story of Frankenstein, Glenn Strange's portrayals of the Monster, the portrayals of lesser-known actors who played the character, Peter Cushing and his role as Baron (and Dr.) Frankenstein, the classic film Young Frankenstein co-written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder (who also starred in it), the battles between do-gooders and the Monster and other horror figures, Frankenstein in cartoons--and much more. Each of the 15 essays, all written by the author, is prefaced with explanatory notes that place the essay in its historical perspective, comment on its origin and content, and where appropriate, supplement the text with new, additional, or otherwise relevant information. Richly illustrated.

Author Notes

Donald F. Glut is a prolific book and article writer, and movie producer-director

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
I. Frankenstein: The (Untold) True Storyp. 5
II. The "Strange" Frankenstein Monsterp. 34
III. A Forgotten Frankenstein?p. 49
IV. Peter Cushing: "Dr. Frankenstein, I Presume"p. 58
V. Young Frankenstein--Classic in the Makingp. 66
VI. Super-Heroes vs. Frankenstein (and Company)p. 81
VII. "What's Up, Doc Frankenstein (Jekyll and Fu Manchu)?"p. 96
VIII. The Beatles Meet Frankensteinp. 112
IX. A Score of Frankenstein Misconceptionsp. 117
X. Frankenstein on the Home-Movie Screenp. 138
XI. "This Is Your Life, Frankenstein's Monster"p. 152
XII. Frankenstein Sings--and Dances, Toop. 157
XIII. Frankenstein in Four Colorsp. 164
XIV. The Monster of Frankenstein (Almost) Returnsp. 189
XV. The New Adventures of Frankensteinp. 202
Indexp. 217