Monthly Archives: October 2019

Two-Gun Bob: Zuvembie

Brian Leno was digging around in his stuff after telling me that no Halloween would be complete without a zombie — and who could argue that point? Here’s Brian with another treat for the holiday: This Scott Hampton artwork of … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Cyclopean

For Halloween proper Brian Leno trots out an apt image recently pulled from his holdings: I bought this years ago, and I think, if I remember rightly, purchased it directly from William Stout. Of course it’s an original drawing of … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Modern Arkham Ephemera Checklist

Looks as if it is available to order now: For anyone interested in the history of Arkham House the November/December issue of Firsts: The Book Collector’s Magazine is not to be missed, since it presents the item-by-item checklist to accompany … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Collecting Haefele

One of my little hobbies — fairly harmless — involves keeping an eye out to see how my kid protégé John D. Haefele is doing in the collectability department. A couple of months ago I mentioned, in an aside, how … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: The Golem

And for the theme of today’s Autograph Hound Super-Sunday, Brian Leno digs another signature from the clay. . . . “I love the German silents,” Brian tells me, “right now a signed postcard of Paul Richter (Siegfried) is on the way from … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Caligari

For Autograph  Hound Super-Sunday what other Halloween offerings could Brian Leno pull from the crypt? You just know he’s got an iron-bound door in the wall of a sub-basement, and over the door to that crypt the stark name: John Hancock.  … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Scream Queen

To get you in the mood for Halloween this Autograph Hound Saturday, Brian Leno has brought forth from his vault signatures by Candace Hilligoss, Barbara Steele — and now wraps it up with a true icon of the Pop Culture. … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Black Sunday and Others

For the second offering in his latest Trilogy of Terror, Brian Leno provides a glimpse of the signature of Barbara Steele. Horror icon. Lots of movies, from Black Sunday on down. One of that relatively small group of actors where you must … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Carnival of Souls

To further prep his fellow Autograph Hounds for the arrival of Halloween, that most eldritch of holidays, Brian Leno jumps back into action with another triple-threat spread of Heroines of Horror. Today he kicks off Autograph Hound Saturday with a … Continue reading

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Hammett: Jumpin’ Jeopardy!

Jeez. Jeopardy! strikes again! The Final Jeopardy round for S36 E33 for October 23, 2019 brought Hammett back into the mix yet again. Man, those clew-meisters are relentless, and I have to think they must like Hammett as much as … Continue reading

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