Sunday, February 20, 2011

A BOOK A DAY-Growing Up With Monsters!!!


Growing Up With Monsters: My Times at Universal Studios in Rhymes

By Carla Laemmle and Daniel Kinske, LCDR, USN

Foreword by Ray Bradbury

Illustrated by Jack Davis and Hermann Mejia

A lovely book that tells the true story of how the classic Universal Studios Monsters were born from a centenarian who was there when it happened. Enjoy Carla's tale of growing up on her uncles Universal Studio Lot from 1921 to 1937 and not only witnessing the filming of such early classics as The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1923, but actually being in The Phantom of the Opera in 1925 and Dracula in 1931, where her "bit" part was that of having the first line of spoken dialogue in that perennial classic vampire film. Beware of vampires and hearses, but enjoy her story's verses! Wonderfully illustrated by MAD Magazines Jack Davis and Hermann Mejia. Foreword provided by master of horror and SCI-FI, Ray Bradbury.