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A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One: The 20s & 30s

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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 chronicle of horror cinema’s early years.

A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One: The Twenties and Thirties

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.

A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One: The Twenties and Thirties

In this stunning 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.

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Each lovingly written chapter in this glorious title is packed with information to capture the essence of the horror movies that played such a role in cinema history. We introduce the people who shaped Universal’s origins, from company head Carl Laemmle through to the stars like Karloff and Lugosi, as well as pioneers in their fields like special effects wizard John P Fulton.

A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One: The Twenties and Thirties

You’ll also learn about the studio politics – both within Universal, and also in the wider industry – which shaped the movies that dazzled audiences and enthral us to this day. A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters is an absolute must for any fan of classic horror, with a huge number of stills from beloved movies like The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), Dracula (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935) illustrating the evolution of the horror movie as we know it.

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This opulent Universal horror movie history guide 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. It’s the perfect way to revisit the early years of the studio we have to thank for some of the most memorable moments in cinema.

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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.

  • 84 pages
  • A4
  • Full colour throughout
  • Luxury soft touch cover

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7 reviews for A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One: The 20s & 30s

  1. Richard Golen, Castle Douglas, Scotland

    WOW!! A huge Universal Monsters Vol 1 came through the letterbox. Clearly very busy once again much to the delight of horror movie addicts such as myself. In an age of CGI it’s good to be reminded of John P. Fulton, which you do. As ever an informative text and you never fail to surprise an old hand like me with ‘new’ photos when you thought you had seen them all. It’s such a pity that Laemmle Jr seemed to spend the latter half of his life as a lonely recluse passing away in obscurity. It’s magazines such as you produce that really does keep the memory alive.

  2. Robert Emter, Oregon, US

    Universal Monsters Volume 1 is wonderful !

  3. Dan Skopp, Wisconsin, US

    Received Universal Monsters Vol 1 today!! Love it!

  4. Eckhard Schuetze, Heidelberg, Germany

    These books are AMAZING !

  5. Kevin Hart, Pennsylvania, US

    I cherish every book and magazine I have from you fine folks.

  6. George Nish, Ayrshire

    I would like to congratulate you on a wonderful magazine. Absolutely love it and look forward to each new title.

  7. James Kradel (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with issue, I cant put it down. Another great job by Classic Monsters.

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