Sunday, October 24, 2010
Famous Monsters #4, part 1
For Halloween week we've got a copy of one of my favorites, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. This issue, #4, was the first one I bought in 1959. This isn't my copy, which is long gone, but a digital copy I found on the Internet. Re-reading it I can see what I liked about it as a kid, because I still like it as an adult. Forrest J. Ackerman's cornball punning humor is perfect for this magazine. The magazine upset a lot of parents and educators (there is some mention of that in this issue), but any adult reading it would quickly see it posed no threat to children; it just made them laugh, like it did me.
Thanks to the person who originally scanned and posted this online.
Today is part 1. Look for part 2 on Wednesday, October 27.
Original copyright © 1959 Central Publications, Inc.
Remember to come back Wednesday for the second half of this magazine.