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Back to Basics—The Invisible Man

By 1933, Universal Studios had become a veritable fear factory, thanks to the efforts of production head Carl Laemmle Jr. After the amazing profits earned from Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy, he was eager to find Universal’s next horror property. Carl Junior had been trying to get a Frankenstein sequel off the ground, but director [...]

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Too Big for Their Bellbottoms—Village of the Giants

Ever since teens became an economic force back in the 1950s, the fine folks in advertising and marketing have been devising ways to separate kids from their hard-earned money. And if there’s a market to be exploited, you can bet Hollywood is going to sniff it out. Of course, that’s just what happened. In the [...]

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