Flash Gordon Serials, 1936-1940: A Heavily Illustrated Guide (Paperback)

Flash Gordon Serials, 1936-1940: A Heavily Illustrated Guide By Roy Kinnard, Tony Crnkovich, R. J. Vitone Cover Image

Flash Gordon Serials, 1936-1940: A Heavily Illustrated Guide (Paperback)


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Flash Gordon, Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars and Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, the most expensive and popular movie serials ever made, have been favorites of movie and comic fans for decades. The original 1936 serial, designated a cultural treasure, was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry in 1996. Arranged in a chapter-by-chapter format conforming to the structure of the three original serials, the work provides full cast and crew information, plot synopses, and production notes for all 40 episodes. The work also has a wealth of background information and 159 photographs, along with comments from cast members interviewed--Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, and Carroll Borland. Appendices provide an overview of the serial Buck Rogers (1939), select filmographies for 50 of the most prominent Flash Gordon cast and crew, and a complete list of the serials' film and television remakes.

Roy Kinnard is the author of many books on such topics as Flash Gordon, science fiction serials, Fay Wray, horror, silent films and Willis O'Brien. His essay on the Flash Gordon serials, written at the invitation of the Library of Congress, appears on the website of the National Film Registry. He lives in Chicago. Commercial artist Tony Crnkovich, co-author (with Kinnard) of The Films of Fay Wray and The Flash Gordon Serials, has produced movie-related artwork and written articles for Classic Images. He lives in Chicago. The late R.J. Vitone (d. 2009) founded Chicago's Variety Bookstore in 1975, still in operation today.
Product Details ISBN: 9780786466153
ISBN-10: 0786466154
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: April 21st, 2011
Pages: 214
Language: English