Author Topic: Ben Cooper Shocking Phantoms  (Read 16196 times)

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Re: Ben Cooper Shocking Phantoms
« Reply #75 on: December 12, 2022, 02:42:38 PM »
If you did not know who Karloff was you werent a monster kid. 

This actually triggered a memory from 4th grade.  I remember getting a kid in trouble (for cussing) because he didn't know who Boris Karloff was, and I felt it was just.   ;D   


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Re: Ben Cooper Shocking Phantoms
« Reply #76 on: December 12, 2022, 04:40:44 PM »
So I turned nine in April of fourth grade and I can't say that I knew of Boris Karloff. Maybe I did, maybe I didn't. The Aurora Frankenstein kit hit store shelves sometime in 1961 but the Spook Stories cards which I avidly bought and collected didn't hit variety store counters until 1962:

We didn't get a television until the summer of 1961 and I don't believe I was even aware of Famous Monsters of Filmland at that age since there would have been no point in my perusing the magazine rack for a 35 cent publication. Moreover there were no books like the Crestwood ones at the time. Therefore the only place I could have heard of Boris Karloff was in the schoolyard. All I can tell you for sure is that I wasn't the one who cussed you out. But who knows, that fellow may today be a poster on this very board!


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