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    Monumental Collection of (300+) Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazines, Related Publications and Ephemera (1958-2020). Vintage and contemporary (300+) Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines and related materials. In 1958 a monster magazine, intended to be a one-off, hit the newsstands - and sold out! This specialty mag was Famous Monsters of Filmland, and would go on to become the longest published, and one of the most influential entertainment periodicals, ever! Throughout the 1960s, publisher James Warren and editor Forrest J Ackerman's "FM" did something no other magazine of the era had. It turned the spotlight from the stars in front of the camera to the artists behind the camera. The people who actually made movie magic that captured the imagination of audiences. A Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine on a newsstand drew us past the Time, Newsweek, Life, and even MAD magazines, to explore the pages behind the fearsome faces that captivated us. Steven Spielberg read FM, then wrapped his sisters in toilet paper to shoot his first "Mummy" movie. Through FM, Rick Baker realized it was the makeup artist, not the mad doctor, who created the monsters and immediately gave up medical school to become a seven-time Oscar winning FX artist. Guillermo Del Toro wrote a letter to FM's editor, "Uncle Forry," begging to be adopted. Add Stephen King, George Lucas, Elvira, Gene Simmons, Tim Burton, John Landis, Kirk Hammett, and on and on. The legion of young fans who grew up (not completely!) to become today's movers and shakers in Hollywood, is endless. Producer Kevin Burns was one of those kids and an extraordinary collector. Over his lifetime, Kevin not only amassed a near complete collection of every FM ever published, but he made it a life ambition to upgrade issues continually until he'd achieved the best quality collection available. The following assemblage may be one of the most complete collections and is very likely the finest quality collection in existence. The collection includes Famous Monsters of Filmland the Warren issues: 1, 2, 3 (slabbed and CGC graded 7.5)(1975323002), 4, 5 (slabbed and CGC graded 9.0)(1975323004), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (slabbed and CGC graded 9.4)(1975323005), 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, Warren's Monster World: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Warren FM continued: 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162,163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, Warren FM Yearbooks/Fearbooks: 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967,1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, Warren Pocketbook FM Paperbacks: The Best From Famous Monsters of Filmland, Son of Famous Monsters of Filmland, Famous Monsters of Filmland Strike Back!, Other Warren FM-related Publications: 1-(Dick Smith) Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-up Handbook, 1-Famous Monsters Game Book, 1-Famous Monsters Star Wars Spectacular, 1-Horror Movie Yearbook, 3-Film Fantasy Yearbooks 1981, 1982, 1983, Famous Monsters Convention Programs: 1974, 1975, Warren Publishing vintage FM magazine mailer envelope, Dynacomm FMs: 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232-3, 234, 235-A, 235-B, 236, 237, 238, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, Other Dynacomm FM-related Publications: 1-Famous Monsters 40th Anniversary Filmbook (Hardcover) 1-Pocketbook Paperback House of Famous Monsters, 1-We Got By with a Little Help from Our Fiends, Phil Kim FMs: 250, (4) 251 (variant covers), (3) 252 (variant covers), 253, 254, 256, 257 (2) 258 (variant covers), (2) 261 (variant covers), 262, (2) 263 (variant covers), (2) 264 (variant covers), (2) 265 (variant covers), (2) 266 (variant covers), (2) 267 (variant covers), (2) 268 (variant covers), 272, (2) 275 (variant covers), (2) 276 (variant covers), (2) 277 (variant covers), (2) 278 (variant covers), (2) 279 (variant covers), 280, (3) 281 (variant covers), (2) 282 (variant covers), (2) 283 (variant covers), 284, 285, (2) 286 (variant covers), (2) 287 (variant covers), (2) 288 (variant covers), Retro Issue 70, FM/Forrest J Ackerman-Related: 2-Famous Monster 1, 2 (both signed by Ackerman), 2-Famous Monsters Chronicles 1, 2, 1-Famous Monster of Filmland Ackerman's 90th Birthday Book (Limited Edition), 1-Famous Monsters of Filmland; The Annotated Issue #1, 1-Famous Monsters Imagi-Movies Film Fest Program. All have been preserved and curated to present as some of the finest examples of condition from beginning of run to the end. With few exceptions, from vintage and contemporary Very Good to Very Fine condition. Comes with a COA from Heritage Auctions.

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