The Complete History Of The Greater Pittsburgh Entertainment Industry

The Complete History Of The Greater Pittsburgh Entertainment Industry

by Robert V Michelucci


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781986149662
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/03/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 903,344
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

In 1970, Bob was hired as a "Creative Apprentice" at Mel Richman Creative Marketing Services in Pittsburgh. In 1974, he moved on as a graphic production artist with Dick Z Associates, again in downtown Pittsburgh. Bob is one of the "pioneers" of the independent horror publishing field. His first book was THE COLLECTORS GUIDE TO MONSTER MAGAZINES in 1977, self-published along with Dick Zdinak, it was considered the "bible" for film-monster magazine collecting. Bob published an updated second COLLECTORS GUIDE in 1988 complete with Jack Davis cover art. In 1978, he partnered up with Bill Wilson to design and co-publish a slick sci-fi magazine called QUESTAR under the business name of MW Communications and that magazine reached 100,000 circulation at its peak in 1981. In 1979, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Saturn Award.

In 1981 he formed IMAGINE, INC. and began a long career publishing and designing some now classic trade paperback titles including Tom Savini's GRANDE ILLUSIONS & GRANDE ILLUSIONS BOOK 2, Dick Smith's MONSTER MAKE-UP HANDBOOK, THE COMPLETE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD FILMBOOK, EROTICISM IN THE FANTASY CINEMA (intro by Chris Lee), FORREST J ACKERMAN, FAMOUS MONSTER OF FILMLAND (Intro by Vincent Price) and BRUNO SAMMARTINO, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WRESTLING'S LIVING LEGEND.

In 1993, Bob acted as Chairman for the ZOMBIE JAMBOREE...The 25th Anniversary Convention for the film NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in Pittsburgh, PA that brought together the original cast for the first time in twenty-five years. He had previously chaired two other cons in Pittsburgh FANTASY FILM CELEBRITY CON & CON 2 in 1978 & 1979

Bob's current projects include compiling and publishing his most recent two books titled MEMORIES OF THE LIVING DEAD and "Bob Michelucci's MONSTERous Portfolio". His latest project is his book titled "THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE GREATER PITTSBURGH ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY".

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