Here's a smattering of Give-A-Show Projector sets! This set is coming up in a month or so on the Give-A-Show Blog!
These have already been featured here and there:
This set was one I just won in late October -- as I'm writing this on Nov. 1st, I'm still waiting for it to arrive, so I can scan the slides and prepare the YouTube movies for the Give-A-Show Blog! I've already got the set after this one scanned.
I don't recall off the top of my head which of these I've already got:
If you didn't want to buy a full set of slides with a projector, you could buy smaller sets that included slides released as part of the larger sets, like these:
I've got the Six Million Dollar Man set... it's rather disappointing, because each slide strip is a single story, when it really could've benefited from using two or even three or four strips to tell a story!
This one's on the list of sets I need to get... hopefully one will turn up at a bargain price sometime!
These sets are from the UK, produced by Chad Valley, who had the license there: Stingray!
This set was a near-duplicate of a Kenner US set, with some slides replaced with UK characters.
Continuing my look at issue 5 of Quasimodo's Monster Magazine, beginning with page 10!
As you can see, like the previous article on Jekyll and Hyde through the years, this article on Heroes of the Horrors uses two pages of photos to lead off Ron Weiss' article. I have to imagine this was done to help pad out the issue to 100 pages. Pictured are Lon Chaney Sr. as the Phantom of the Opera, Lon Chaney Jr. as the Mummy, Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster, Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Peter Lorre and Vincent Price (I can't identify for certain the roles they're playing in these shots).
The Article itself is an interview with Calvin Beck, author of the book "Heroes of the Horrors," and before the article itself starts, you are treated to shots of Lon Chaney Sr. showing how he could change his face with virtually no makeup!
In the interview, Beck tells how he happened to write the book, how he selected the six actors presented in it, and he answers a few questions about Chaney Sr.
This is followed up with a question about Lugosi almost not being cast as Dracula, how Karloff got into acting, and how Karloff was cast as the Frankenstein Monster.
Next up is a question about Karloff's durability as an actor compared to Lugosi, and a few questions about Chaney Jr.
The Chaney, Jr. answers continue on page 19, as you can see.
On page 20, there's a question about the Vincent Price/Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe movies, and if Beck would write another book about other horror stars.
Pages 22 and 23 are a bit more padding!
Oddly enough, the article ended on page 20 in mid-sentence, and isn't concluded anywhere in the magazine!
Coming up next time: An interview with Himan Brown, creator of the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre!
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