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Collecting Monsters => Memorable Memorabilia => Topic started by: Jim Bertges on August 18, 2018, 02:00:04 PM

Title: Famous Monstgers of Filmland Festival Program Book
Post by: Jim Bertges on August 18, 2018, 02:00:04 PM
Many years ago I acquired a pile of FM stuff at a local Swap Meet. The items were part of a storage locker that Ray Ferry failed to pay the monthly fees on and the contents were sold to the highest bidder. The man who purchased that stuff brought it to the Swap Meet and I was lucky enough to pick some up. Among the contents was this Program Book from a Famous Monsters Festival. Judging from the 2 Pound price tag on the cover, I'm assuming it was held in England. Other than that there are no identifying copyrights or dates in the publication. Does anyone here have any knowledge of this Festival, like where and when it was held. Any information is appreciated.


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Here you have the front cover, first two pages and the back cover. The contents consist of two articles on Forry by Greg Theakson and an interview with Ray Harryhausen by Ken Miller.
Title: Re: Famous Monstgers of Filmland Festival Program Book
Post by: Mike Scott on August 18, 2018, 04:19:22 PM
That's a new one on me! (Or, my memory is just failing, again.) Any dates on it, anywhere? Somewhere in the 1990s, of course.
Title: Re: Famous Monstgers of Filmland Festival Program Book
Post by: Dr. Acula on August 18, 2018, 04:58:34 PM
Here's a blog post by someone who was there ...

https://cobwebbedroom.blogspot.com/2009/09/famous-monsters-of-filmland-festival.html
Title: Re: Famous Monstgers of Filmland Festival Program Book
Post by: Mike Scott on August 18, 2018, 07:08:24 PM
Here's a blog post by someone who was there ...

Great find, Doc!  :)
Title: Re: Famous Monstgers of Filmland Festival Program Book
Post by: Jim Bertges on August 18, 2018, 09:04:00 PM
Thanks so much Dr. Acula! That's just the information I was looking for. It's interesting that he chose to reproduce the same four pages I scanned.