Since the free weekly I was in, The Montreal Mirror, folded in 2012 (as are all print weeklies everywhere), Motion Picture Purgatory has been appearing more in actual books than anywhere else! Case in point; “Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade,” which is being launched as part of Fantasia this Wednesday, July 29, from 5 to 7pm at cafe-bar Kafein, right by the film fest (1429 Rue Bishop), with some copies available at a discounted price! My contribution, an examination of Bela Lugosi’s last vehicle, Devil Bat, is one of the only “images” in this gorgeous, highly academic textbook! Certainly the only cartoon! Come say hi, & then consider checking out a 16mm tie-in screening of Edgar G. Ulmer’s Bluebeard (1944) afterwards at the Visual Arts Building, 7:30pm, #VA-114, 1395 René Lévesque Ouest, corner Crescent! (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).
BTW, I’ll be selling FAB Press books as well as my own for the duration of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival the next couple of weeks (Concordia Hall Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve west). Having sold out of Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 years ago I decided to have the remaining few boxes shipped from the UK. Pass by to complete your collection & say hi!
The original art for this piece has already been sold. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.