An Elsa Lanchester interview from "Monsters of the Movies"
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I've already blogged about a certain issue of "Monsters of the Movies" that I had to go great lengths (literally) to get my sweaty little paws on. While going through the magazine again at the time I was writing that blog, I scanned in for later use this exclusive interview with "The Bride" herself, Elsa Lanchester. The special edition of the magazine, which was their first Annual, was published in 1975.
I'll be away on long-weekend vacation for the next few days, so my content won't change until next Tuesday, Sept. 9th. For those of you that enjoy my daily sidebar features, the Poster Memory, the Super 8 Memory and the Magazine Memory, I apologise. I'll be back soon, Lord willing and the creek don't rise from Hannah!
I'm trying to get packed right now and get my work done ahead of time, so this post will be by necessity a short one, depending on the article scan itself to entertain. No lengthy, misty-eyed, nostalgia-dripping reminiscing about what I was doing about the time this came out. No, you'll have to do without that this time (enough cheering!) and just read the article. Any insight into the life and work of the impishly-enchanting Elsa is always a bonus. Hope you enjoy it!
Before I depart for lands unknown, here is a little extra; a scan from a 1965 comic book I made a few days ago. It's an earlier, original version of the familiar 70's ad (posted below it for comparision), and more primitive. Notice the different drawing of Frankie that was used back then.
Here's an ad for Monster Photos scanned from the same comic book, printed in 1965. They're "monster-riffic!"
The more familiar 70's version. If you'll notice, the Monster added a foot to his height somewhere down the line! He also got a screw in the middle of his forehead, presumably for tightening up his brain pan.