March 26, 2013
Last Call! Voting closes Sunday! There are only
13 days a few days left for YOU to decide who
wins this year’s Rondo Awards, so wait no more!
The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards celebrate “the best in monster research, creativity and film preservation”. The ballot — 35 categories! — is huge, but you can vote is as many or as few categories as you like. All the info is here.
Should you wish to give us your support, vote FRANKENSTEINIA for Best Blog, Category 19. And if you would consider me for the Writer’s Award, enter Pierre Fournier in Category 28.
This post, by the way, is the 801st since I launched the blog back in 2007. I made 104 posts last year, tracking Frankenstein in films, books, comics, art and popular culture. Here, for your consideration, are some of my personal favorites from 2012…
Ballyhoo, Oz-style… A case study in 5 posts on how the 1931 Frankenstein was promoted in Brisbane, including a photo of Australia’s Tallest Man touring the country in Frankenstein makeup and costume.
Primo Frankenstein… Unseen for 55 years, Primo Carnera’s TV Monster of 1957!
Cagney Does Frankenstein… Fun find as James Cagney pays onscreen homage to his friend Boris Karloff in Footlight Parade (1933).
And finally, I am very proud of my Silent Frankenstein series, 8 posts in all, featuring new information about the Edison Frankenstein of 1910; Life Without Soul of 1915 — notably how the film resurfaced in 1931 to compete with the blockbuster Karloff film! and Il Mostro di Frankenstein of 1920 — featuring vintage trade ads and the only known photograph from this lost film! The Silent series also covered Frankensteinian themes in silent films such as The Golem, Homunculus, Alraune, and many other titles.
My favorite post of all from last year was The Silent Frankenstein’s Roving Props about the Edison film of 1910, in which we learn that Charles Ogle’s creepy, branch-like hands came… from Mars! True! Go look!
Thank you for your kind consideration. The Rondo Award ballot is here. Voting closes April 7.