- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (March 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811825728
- ISBN-13: 978-0811825726
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It Came from Bob's Basement: Exploring the Science Fiction and Monster Movie Archive of Bob Burns Paperback – March, 2001
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From Library Journal
For hardcore sf/horror movie fans, there's nothing cooler than owning a prop or costume that's been used onscreen, and Burns is possibly the coolest guy on earth. Among those ranks, Burns needs no introduction; for others, Burns is the god of sf/horror film collectors, and his basement is the place where prop geeks hope to go when they die. Collecting since his youth, Burns has amassed a Smithsonian-quality array of rarities, including the original animation puppet of King Kong, the silver-headed cane used to dispatch Lon Chaney, Jr. in The Wolf Man, the mean green Alien beastie, George Pal's time machine, plus hundreds of costumes, masks, prosthetic heads and limbs, helmets, robots, and space ship modelsDhe's got everything! Not only a collector, Burns was a make-up man, prop builder, and actor who played Kogar and other gorillas in numerous TV shows. The text offers a breezy autobiography with tributes to long-forgotten B-movie insiders, but the main course is the 200+ color and black-and-white pix of Burns's unique collection. This book will have sf and horror film fans drooling like Homer Simpson over a box of Krispy Kremes and is essential reading for all those who don't need Halloween to wear joke-shop fangs and home-made lightsabers. Highly recommended.DMichael Rogers, "Library Journal"
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About the Author
Bob Burns is a widely recognized and oft-consulted authority on the history of fantasy films and their behind-the-scenes creators. After a long and varied career spent in the company of monsters, space aliens, and gorillas, Bob has accumulated what may be
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Why doesn't some one with some Big Hollywood bucks open a place where the props and and seen and perserved.
Come on George and Steven... special effects and movies made you millions give something back and perserve the past.