It Came from Bob's Basement: Exploring the Science Fiction and Monster Movie Archive of Bob Burns

It Came from Bob's Basement: Exploring the Science Fiction and Monster Movie Archive of Bob Burns




Known to give up precious living space to display a full-size creature from the Black Lagoon or a pair of Frankenstein's clod-hoppers, Bob Burns is the patron saint of special effects for B movies. His storied basement houses the largest private collection of props, models, sketches, storyboards, and other bits of nostalgic debris from a century's worth of films. It Came from Bob's Basement is a colorful journey through the vivid and campy world of fantastic cinema and a true tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to the preservation of incredible movie artifactsfrom the original King Kong's metallic skeleton to the life-size Alien Queen. Including insider stories from the sets of favorites like The She Creature, It Conquered the World, and Plan Nine from Outer Space, Bob Burns brings fellow fantasy buffs up close with props and artwork from the greatest (and most outrageous) sci-fi films of all time. A story told with genuinely irresistible enthusiasm, Bob's Basement honors the beloved cult classics that have shaped movie history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811825726
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 12/01/2000
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Bob Burns is a widely recognized and oft-consulted authority on the history of fantasy films and their behind-the-scenes creators. After a long and varied career spent in the company of monsters, space aliens, and gorillas, Bob has accumulated what may be

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