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

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McFarland, Jun 28, 2010 - Performing Arts - 396 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Charlotte Austin
7
Les Baxter
25
John Clifford
39
Frank Coghlan Jr
49
Mara Corday
65
Kathleen Crowley
87
Michael Fox
101
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

Dolores Fuller
123
Anne Gwynne
147
Linda Harrison
161
Tom Hennesy
175
Robert Wise
341
A Salute to Edward D Wood Jr
353
Index
369
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Tom Weaver of Sleepy Hollow, New York, has been interviewing moviemakers for 35 years. The New York Times called him a leading scholar in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images said he was “the best interviewer we have today.” A frequent contributor to film magazines, he has written many books about American popular culture and is also a Blu-ray audio commentator.

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