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Take a trip through history with our beautiful guide to the golden age of Universal monster movies. A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One: The Twenties and Thirties is a breathtaking new chronicle of horror cinema’s early years.
The first 250 copies of A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One are signed by both authors and come with a FREE art print – click here to view the special edition!
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The horror movies produced by Universal during the 1920s and 30s were crucial in shaping our understanding of what a horror movie could be. They created the environment in which artists such as Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff could flourish, and became a turning point in the development of the modern motion picture.
In a stunning new publication, Classic Monsters celebrate the pioneering artistry of the golden age of Hollywood horror. With A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One: The Twenties and Thirties, authors Nige Burton and Jamie Jones explore the golden age monster films you love, examining each production on its own merits and as part of the wider story told by Universal’s horror movie output. Each lovingly written movie profile captures the essence of the movie, from production notes and cast information to its place in movie history.
This first instalment of our upcoming series of horror movie compendium guides is designed and printed in vibrant full colour, packed with stills, posters and artwork printed to crystal clarity. Even black and white images are given a richness and depth that you won’t find elsewhere, thanks to our exacting attention to detail and exhaustive restoration work.
From your favourite golden age classics, to the smaller-name pieces of art you might not know so well, this Universal horror movie guide is a glorious tribute to the work of a studio who not only gave horror fans so much, but actually created those fans too. This unique publication is perfect square bound, with a matt laminated cover featuring shimmering gloss highlights, to the same specification as our show-stopping Bela Lugosi biography.
Remember, the first 250 copies of A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One: The Twenties and Thirties are signed by both authors and numbered, with a beautiful accompanying art print that honours the iconic stars, characters and imagery that mean so much to us. Click here to view the special limited edition!
- 84 pages
- Full colour throughout
- Luxury matt laminated cover with gloss highlights