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Once again, as a special Halloween treat, the October issue of 3-D Review Online Magazine presents some classic 3-D monster information as well as the latest 3-D items.

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Vampirella 3-D Lenticular Chase Set Trading Cards (2011 and 2012)

2011 CardsVampi cards

2012 CardsVampir cards

In 2011, Breygent released a 15 card chase set featuring 3-D lenticular images of Vampirella. It was followed up by a Series Two 3-D lenticular 15 card chase set in 2012.

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Deadworld 3-D Lenticular Chase Trading Cards (2012)

In 2012, Breygent released a 3-D lenticular 15 card chase set titled Dead World.

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Warlord of Mars 3-D Lenticular Chase Trading Cards (2012)

There are six cards in the 2012 Breygent Warlord of Mars 3-D lenticular chase trading card set.

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Super Kong 3-D aka A.P.E. 3-D (1976)

Super Kong poster art

APE poster art

1976's A.P.E. 3-D was apparently released under a different title as shown in this poster titling the film Super Kong 3-D. Strangely enough, the other poster indicates "not to be confused with King Kong."

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Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D DVD Collection Lenticular Cover (2017)

Friday the 13th lenticular DVD Collection cover art

The Friday the 13th Collection DVD comes with a lenticular 3-D slipcover.

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Friday the 13th Part I, II and III Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1982)

Friday the 13th Parts 1, 2 and 3 soundtrack cover art.

In 1982, Grammavision Records released the soundtrack music from Friday the 13th Parts I, II and III . The music is composed by Henry Manfredini. The cover featured anaglypic 3-D artwork. Read about the creation of the 3-D artwork for a special poster and this album release in the October 2004 issue of 3-D Review Online Magazine.

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Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D 45 rpm Single (1982)

Friday the 13th 45 rpm label art.

In 1982, Grammavision Records released a 45 rpm single of the Theme from Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D. The 3-D was not mentioned on the label. The music was performed by a group named Hot Ice.


Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D 45 rpm 12-inch Single (1982)

Grammavision also released a 12-inch extended mix version of the Theme from Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D on vinyl. The 3-D was not mentioned on the label. The music was performed by a group named Hot Ice. The flip side single is titled Rock Bottom. Instead of the Grammavision label, the 12-inch single was released by One Foot Records, but copyrighted by Grammavison Records.


Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D German 45 rpm Single

German Friday the 13th 45 rpm single cover art.

Cover art from a German version of the 45 rpm single.

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Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D Lenticular Cover Vinyl Soundtrack (2017)

Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D soundtrack lenticular cover art
Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D Lenticular Front Cover Art with red/blue vinyl


Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D Back Cover Art

Waxworks Records released the soundtrack from Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D with a lenticular 3-D cover with art by Gary Pullin of Jason coming out of a movie screen. Two awesome red/blue vinyl records are inside the slipcover; a nod to the anaglyphic 3-D used when the film was originally released in theatres. The lenticular vinyl package sold out immediately.

Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D soundtrack non-lenticular cover artFriday the 13th Part 3 3-D Flat Front Cover Art

Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D soundtrack gatefold art

Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D Interior Gatefold Art

Waxworks also released the soundtrack in a non-lenticular version with the same artwork printed flat but with two blood spattered white 180 gram vinyl records inside the slipcover. The gatefold slipcover contains artwork by Gary Pullin of a deleted end scene showing Jason without his hockey mask after he beheads Chris Higgins with his machete. This version of the vynil album is still available online for $35.95.

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Creature Collectibles

Here are more collectibles featuring 3-D's favorite golden age monster, the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Creature from the Black Lagoon from Rapco Ceramic Molds

Painted ceramic creature

Ceramic Creature with other Universal Monsters made from Rapco molds.

Creature from the Black Lagoon API Action Figure (1974)

AHI Creature

AHI Creature

These two AHI Creature from the Black Lagoon action figures are from 1974. The coloration on the figures and body shape is different on each figure even though the packaging is the same.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Remco Universal City Studio's Mini Monster Play Case (1979)

Mini Monster Play Case cover art

Mini Monster Play Case opened with figures

The Creature and his Universal Monsters buddies came in this Haunted House toybox from Remco.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Candy Cigarettes (1963)

Creature Candy Cigarette boxes

Creature from the Black Lagoon 3-foot Blockbuster Cardboard Poster

Creature Blockbuster poster

Creature from the Black Lagoon Alex Ross Art

Alex Roth Creature art

Creature from the Black Lagoon Pepsi and Doritos Banner

Creature Doritos banner

Creature from the Black Lagoon Pepsi and Doritos Monster Match cardboard banner

Creature from the Black Lagoon Halloween Savings Poster

Creature Halloween Savings poster

Creature from the Black Lagoon Blockbuster Standees

Creature and other Universal Monsters Blockbuster standees

The Creature from the Black Lagoon along with The Mummy, Woflman, Dracula, Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein were featured on lifesize standees created to promote rental of the movies at Blockbuster video stores.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Mani-Yak Iron-on Transfers (1960s)

Mani-Yak Iron-On Transfers
The Creature from the Black Lagoon and fellow Universal Monsters were featured on Mani-Yak iron-on transfers in the 1960s. The entire set included The Creature, The Monster of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, Wolfman and The Phantom of the Opera.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Super Monsters Jigglers

Creature Super Monster Jigglers in the original box.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon was among the Super Monsters Jigglers algon with Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy and Wolfman.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Sew-on Patch

Creature patch

Creature from the Black Lagoon sew-on patch from Karma Patch.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Army Man Mashup

Creature from the Black Lagoon Army Man Mashup

Creature from the Black Lagoon Army Man Mashup

Creature from the Black Lagoon Army Man Mashup

Creature from the Black Lagoon Army Man Mashup

Suckadelic offered up three versions of a Creature from the Black Lagoon army man mashup. One in army green carded or bagged and one in a glo version.

Creature from the Black Lagoon and Bettie Page

The Creature carries Bettie Page in his arms with the moon glowing in the background.

The Creature from Black Lagoon meets Bettie Page in this cool artwork.

Creature from the Black Lagoon and the Wardrobe Malfunction

The Creature is tied up with a bikini top on his face as his victim covers up and looks at h im with disdain.

The Creature is a little embarrased by an unexpected wardrobe malfunction from DeviantArt.

Creature from the Black Lagoon and the Bathing Beauty

Doctor Bill artwork

Art by Doctor Bill

Creature from the Black Lagoon Collegeville Mask

Collegeville Mask display

The Creature mask is joined by Dracula, Wolfman and the Frankenstein monster among other horrors offered by Collegeville Masks.

The Creature Chronicles (2014)

The Creature Chronicle book cover art.

He was the final addition to Universal's "royal family" of movie monsters: The Creature from the Black Lagoon. With his scaly armor, razor claws and a face only a mother octopus could love, this Amazon denizen was perhaps the most fearsome beast in the history of Hollywood's Studio of Horrors. But he also possessed a sympathetic, poignant quality which elevated him fathoms above the many aquatic monsters who swam in his wake. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Gill Man and his mid-1950s film career (Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, The Creature Walks Among Us) is collected in this book packed to the gills with hour-by-hour production histories, cast bios, analyses, explorations of the music, script-to-screen comparisons, in-depth interviews and an ocean of fin-tastic photos.

Science Fiction Digest Vol. 1, No. 2 (1954)

Science Fiction Digest Vol. 1, No. 2 cover art featuring the Creature with a fainted Julie Adams in his arms.

Science Fiction Digest Vol. 1, No. 2 is a 164 page magzaine published in 1954 by Specific Fiction Corporation. The cover price was 35 cents.

Kitbuilders Magazine No. 14 (Spring 1995)

Kitbuilders Magazine cover art with the Creature holding open a crocodiles mouth.

Kitbuilders Magazine featured a model of the Creature holding open a crocodile's mouth on it's Spring 1995 cover.

Enjoy Sushi with the Creature

Creature candy...and yes, it's really available but actually in grape, watermelon and blueberry flavors.

Topps Monster Flip Movies (1963)

Monster Flip Movies box, flip books and wrapper.

In 1963, Topps released Monster Flip Movies, which were little books that you would flip using your fingers to thumb through a series of scenes that would "play" a short movie scene. The books were originally printed in pairs with two books attached to each other. Two flip books and a stick of bubble gum were included in each pack at a cost of a nickel. Kids of the day were instructed to separate the books so it is harder to find paired books, which also makes them more valuable to collectors. The Creature from the Black Lagoon appeared on several of these books and was also featured on the cover art of the box and wrapper.

Checklist

1. Death Struggle
2. Futile Battle
3. The Mummy Awakens
4. The Creature Emerges
5. The Mummy's Wrath
6. No Escape
7. Charging the Brute
8. Attack by Fire
9. Frankenstein Attacks
10. The Wolfman Strikes
11. Fight to the Finish
12. Kidnapped by Frankenstein 13. Hurled into the Pool
14. Electric Shock
15. Captured by the Creature
16. Struggle Under the Water
17. Frankenstein Takes a Bride
18. Fiend of the Forest
19. Underwater Combat
20. The Wolfman Goes Berserk
21. Frankenstein's Fight
22. Death of the Wolfman
23. Here Comes Frankenstein
24. The Wolfman Meets Frankenstein 25. The Club of Frankenstein
26. Frankenstein on the Alert
27. Night Attack
28. Frankenstein Goes Wild
29. Anger of the Wolfman
30. Frankenstein in Hiding
31. The Mummy's Master
32. Frankenstein Cries Out
33. Rage of the Creature
34. Stalking New Prey
35. Undersea Menace
36. The Creature's Capture

Creature Late Night Monster Show Poster Art

Here are some classic heralds used to promote The Creature live on stage with some of his buddies at a late night horror movie show.

Hollywood Monster Show herald.

Creature Tomb of Terror poster

Creaturefest poster art

Creature Tiki Mug from Geeki Tikis

Now you can add monsters to your Geeki Tikis® collection. The creative, colorful drinkware products combine some of the worlds most-beloved monster characters with the unique stylization seen in traditional tiki culture.

Each ceramic Monsters Geeki Tikis® stand approximately 7” tall, is top-shelf dishwasher safe, microwaveable and boast a capacity of up to 20 ounces.

Collect Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Bride, Dracula, Gill-Man, Tiki Tut and Wolfie.

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Professor Morte's Silver Scream Spook Show Poster Art

A late night spook show poster but this one promoting a screening of House of Wax in 3-D at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Awesome 3-D Stereo Pix of 3-D Stuff by David Starkman and Susan Pinsky Now Available in a Flickr Gallery

Pinsky and Starkmans Flickr gallery.

For many years, David Starkman and Susan Pinsky have taken 3-D photos of great 3-D equipment. They have started a Flickr gallery to share these images with the 3-D community. At last count more than 400 Left-Right-Left format images have been added to the gallery so that everyone can view these with or without a viewer. You'll see many rare, hard to find, and collectible 3-D items in the photos.

In addition, there are photos taken at the View-Master® factory, stereoscopic conventions, and stereo images taken on set of 1950s classic 3-D films such as Bwana Devil. Celebrities such as horror film legend Vincent Price, famous Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, comic book artist Jack Kirby, television star Art Linkletter, and more also are included in stereoscopic images in the gallery.

David and Susan will continue to add to the gallery as time allows. See the photos at their Flickr gallery.

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The Curious Cameras of the 3-D TV Era

Fujifilm W3 camera.

Popular Photography has an article looking back at the digital 3-D cameras produced since 2010. Read more at https://www.popphoto.com/curious-cameras-3d-tv-era-look-back.

Editor's note: I'm always glad to share information about 3-D cameras. People are regularly amazed after I show people the photos I take with my Fujifilm W3, especially using the 3-D display on the back of the camera. They often tell me they wonder why everyone doesn't have a camera like it.

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House of Wax 3-D Screening to be Held on Halloween at the Museum of Modern Art

At 1:30 p.m. on, Wednesday, October 31, The Museum of Modern Art will present a screening on Floor T2, Theatre 2 of the 1953 classic 3-D film House of Wax starring Vincent Price.

Directed by André De Toth. Screenplay by Crane Wilbur, based on the story by Charles Belden. Starring Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, and Phyllis Kirk.

Synopsis
Henry Jarrod sculpts wax figures so lifelike that visitors to his museum swear they look real. Jarrod prefers historical subjects like his Joan of Arc tableau, but his partner, Matthew Burke, wants some quick cash and urges Jarrod to make more gruesome statues to boost ticket sales.

Frustrated by Jarrod’s defiance, Burke decides to burn down the wax museum for the insurance money. After a mysterious yearlong disappearance, Jarrod returns with a very atypical mode of creating wax figures.

Tickets go on sale on Oct. 17. The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 West 53 Stree in Manhattan. Enter through 18 West 54 Street.

This is part of The Museum of Modern Art's Modern Matinees celebration featuring Vincent Price films all month long. Before he became synonymous with the ghoulish and macabre, channeling Edgar Allan Poe and sundry possessed madmen, Vincent Price (American, 1911–1993) graduated from Yale University with an art history degree. While in London to continue his studies, Price was drawn to the stage, and by 1935 he was a member of Orson Welles’s Mercury Theatre. With his distinctive voice. part effete, part diabolical. and imposing 6'4" frame, Price was truly a rarity compared to the typical Hollywood lead. His earliest film roles consisted of character parts in costume dramas, and it wasn’t until 1940, when he appeared in The House of the Seven Gables, that Price’s predilection for Gothic narratives was revealed.

After a string of high-profile roles in Brigham Young (1940), Laura (1944), and The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), Price became a true lead, and his versatility, cad, romantic, adventurer, villain. was reflected by the diversity of the films he appeared in (all while remaining quite attached to 20th Century Fox). In 1946, in a review of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Dragonwyck, The New York Times presciently encapsulated Price’s appeal by referring to his performance as an example of “suave diabolism.”

Price cleverly continued to mix up the roles he choose, from a southwestern land boss in The Baron of Arizona (1950) to Omar Khayyam in Son of Sinbad (1955) to the ringmaster in The Big Circus (1959), but a string of low-budget horror films would come to define his legacy, beginning with 1958’s The Fly and reaching a crescendo in his Poe-inspired collaborations with Roger Corman, including House of Usher (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), and The Masque of the Red Death (1964). Price’s mischievous raised eyebrows and devilish vocal modulations made him perfect for these roles, and he relished his eccentric performances. Toward the end of his career, Price’s reputation was cemented with a younger generation when he provided the iconic voice-over soliloquy for Michael Jackson’s hit Thriller” and later worked with Tim Burton on Edward Scissorhands (1990).

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Auction Results

Mormon stores stereoview

A stereoview of Mormon stores in Salt Lake City, Utah sold for $887 with 19 bids. The view is circa late 1860’s of the Mormon cooperative stores in Salt Lake City, Utah taken by the prolific and famous photographer, Charles Roscoe Savage. The card is mounted on yellow paper and hand labeled on the front, Mormon Stores West Temple St. Salt Lake City. Further handwriting on the back states, Cooperative or Mormon Stores West Temple St. Salt Lake City and Cooperatives West Temple St. The back of the card is stamped C.W. Carter’s View Emporium, Great Salt Lake City, U.T., Adjoining Wells, Fargo & Co., City Hall.

The storefront signage proclaims Zion's Cooperative Merchantile Institution, Holiness to the Lord. Two men face the camera, while a team of oxen, hitched to a wagon, lay in the dirt street in front of a hardware store waiting for the wagon to be loaded. The card is 3 5/16 inches wide and 6 7/8 inches in length.

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