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IT’S ALIVE! A Monster Tribute

“Oh! If I could only contrive (a story) which would frighten my reader as I myself had been frightened!” Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus as the result of a […]

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Frankenstein (1910)

Once Upon a Screen is unofficially dedicating the month of October to Frankenstein’s Monster.  Not only does The Monster remain among the most popular characters in media almost two centuries […]

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Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN (OTR)

Today would have been the birthday of one of the most influential authors who ever lived, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. In tribute I post a few of the shorter radio adaptations […]

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TCM presents FRANKENSTEIN

Word has it that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein as the result of a dare from a friend.  The friend was poet, Lord Byron and he challenged her to write a ghost […]

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

When I saw that Kristen of Journeys in Classic Film was hosting the Universal BackLot blogathon to coincide with the centennial celebration of Universal Studios not only did I have to […]

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Happy 100th to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

You may have heard that  Universal Studios is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To celebrate, they will be restoring and reissuing some of its classics. A few of which may appear […]