Vintage Monster Magazines – Famous Monsters and beyond

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Vintage Monster Magazines – Famous Monsters and beyond

Famous Monsters – my collection

I started collecting Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine when I was a wee lad. I had held on to my fave issues and recently purchased a few from eBay and other channels to replace ones that I lost or had deteriorated over time.

These are my two favorite issues:
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FM 114FM 108

The Godzilla/Toho special issue #114 and the King Kong special issue #108
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Also one of my fave issues below – it has seen better days:
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FM 39

Features Frankenstein Conquers the World, issue #39
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Two great Harryhausen issues #37 and # 117
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FM 37FM 117
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I also love this Gorgo issue # 50
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FM 50
I got this in mint condition
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King Kong 1976 issues:
FM 125FM 132

#125 and #132
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I discovered the world of monster movies and special fx thru the pages of Famous Monsters. Knowing how the movies were made did not detract from the films – instead it made me appreciate the craftmanship even more.
It was in the back of these FM Magazines of the 1960’s and 70’s that I discovered the fantstic Aurora Model Kits, bought an 8mm projector and monster movie film reels (leading to begging my mom for a 8mm movie camera) and obsessed over monster movie masks, movie posters and macabre products of the time.
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I recently purchased a new issue, July 2013, mainly because of the beautiful Cthulhu artwork on the cover. When I opened it they had 20 pages of the original Kong, too! I was sold.

FM 287
Famous Monsters #287
It’s not the same as the old issues when Forrest Ackerman was at the helm but I’m glad I picked this one up.
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Monsters of The Movies by Curtis Publishing

Monsters of the Movies only had 11 issues before they closed in the 1970s. It was close to the quality of Famous Monsters.
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MotM 1MOM 5 godzilla issueMotM 6

Issue #1 (King Kong) Issue # 5 (Godzilla) and issue # 6 (The Mummy)
This was one of my all time favorite depictions of a mummy

Monster Land

MonsterLand was around for a while but I didn’t like it as much as the others.
I only have one issue of Monster Land:
ML 16 ML 16 back cover

Kong and Harryhausen’s 7th Voyage in the same issue #16
it also had an interview with Peter Cushing
ML 16 gatefold
the center page (gatefold) was a color poster
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MM various
fm 108 114
Hope you enjoyed a look at my personal collection. Thanks for tuning in…
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