I just couldn’t post without putting up a picture, so here’s a scrumptious poster from the 1946 French release 1935’s Bride of Frankenstein, from the collection of the ever-generous Jean-Claude Michel.
Frankensteinia has been online for a shade over two months now. 64 posts later, I feel like I’m just getting started. I’m having a ball. I made a lot of new friends over these few weeks and I’m grateful for all the visits, over 4000 so far and — gulp! — growing fast. There were over 900 visitors this week alone thanks, in no small part, to all the Halloween Countdown sites for listing Frankensteinia. I also got an unexpected and very appreciated boost from some very nice people over the last few days…
Ray Young at Flickhead is using one of my Bride of Frankenstein screencaps as his Halloween banner. I’m honored!
And then Richard Harland Smith, whose blog at TCM’s Movie Morlocks is indispensable reading, has gone and featured Frankensteinia as the “first stop” in his list of favorite blogs. Yikes! I’m in freakin’ orbit!
Oh, and by the way, I’ve been insanely busy over the last two weeks. I’ve been on a book tour for a graphic novel I co-wrote with artist Real Godbout called Red Ketchup: La vie en rouge (“Life in Red”). If you want to practice your French, check La Pasteque, my publisher’s website. To everyone who has written me or posted comments here over the last week, my apologies, I was away and barely able to keep up with the blog. I’m catching up now and will be replying to everyone over the next few days.
Thanks again, all, for the support! And stick around, I’ve got some real goodies coming right up!