It Came from Horrorwood: Interviews with Moviemakers in the SF and Horror Tradition

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Tom Weaver’s classic fifth volume of interviews is now back in print. Originally published as It Came from Weaver Five in 1996, this collection goes behind the scenes with 20 of the most talkative people of Hollywood’s horror, science fiction and serial films of the 1930s through 1960s.

Delores Fuller loaned Ed Wood her angora sweater, but didn’t fully realize he was a transvestite until Glen or Glenda was released. Tom Hennesy played the title role in Clint Eastwood’s first ...

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About the Book Tom Weaver’s classic fifth volume of interviews is now back in print. Originally published as It Came from Weaver Five in 1996, this collection goes behind the ... scenes with 20 of the most talkative people of Hollywood’s horror, science fiction and serial films of the 1930s through 1960s. Delores Fuller loaned Ed Wood her angora sweater, but didn’t fully realize he was a transvestite until Glen or Glenda was released. Tom Hennesy played the title role in Clint Eastwood’s first movie--Revenge of the Creature. The interviewees include Fuller, Hennesy, Junior Coghlan, Charlotte Austin, Les Baxter, John Clifford, Mara Corday, Kathleen Crowley, Michael Fox, Anne Gwynne, Linda Harrison, Michael Pate, Gil Perkins, Walter Reed, Joseph F. Robertson, Aubrey Schenck, Sam Sherman, Gloria Stuart, Gregory Walcott and Robert Wise. Also included is "A Salute to Ed Wood," with illustrations by Drew Friedman. Read more Show Less

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Tom Weaver’s classic fifth volume of interviews is now back in print. Originally published as It Came from Weaver Five in 1996, this collection goes behind the scenes with 20 of the most talkative people of Hollywood’s horror, science fiction and serial films of the 1930s through 1960s.

Delores Fuller loaned Ed Wood her angora sweater, but didn’t fully realize he was a transvestite until Glen or Glenda was released. Tom Hennesy played the title role in Clint Eastwood’s first movie-Revenge of the Creature. The interviewees include Fuller, Hennesy, Junior Coghlan, Charlotte Austin, Les Baxter, John Clifford, Mara Corday, Kathleen Crowley, Michael Fox, Anne Gwynne, Linda Harrison, Michael Pate, Gil Perkins, Walter Reed, Joseph F. Robertson, Aubrey Schenck, Sam Sherman, Gloria Stuart, Gregory Walcott and Robert Wise. Also included is "A Salute to Ed Wood," with illustrations by Drew Friedman.

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What People Are Saying

Classic Images
what a great book.
Midnight Marquee
recommended.
American Cinematographer
the author has obviously done his homework...careful to ask intelligent questions.
Little Shoppe of Horrors
more of what Tom Weaver does best-find and interview (with gusto) people in front of and behind the camera from horror and sci fi flicks...another topnotch Weaver opus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786420698
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/26/2004
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. The New York Times called him one of the leading scholars in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images called him "the best interviewer we have today." He is a frequent contributor to numerous film magazines including Starlog, Fangoria, Monsters from the Vault and Video Watchdog, and he has been featured in the prestigious Best American Movie Writing. A frequent DVD audio commentator, he is the author of numerous reference and other nonfiction books about American popular culture, including Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Fims, 1931-1946.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
Charlotte Austin 5
Les Baxter 25
John Clifford 39
Frank Coghlan, Jr. 49
Mara Corday 65
Kathleen Crowley 87
Michael Fox 101
Dolores Fuller 123
Anne Gwynne 147
Linda Harrison 161
Tom Hennesy 175
Michael Pate 187
Gil Perkins 209
Walter Reed 235
Joseph F. Robertson 255
Aubrey Schenck 269
Sam Sherman 287
Gloria Stuart 313
Gregory Walcott 327
Robert Wise 341
A Salute to Edward D. Wood, Jr. 353
Index 369
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