Saturday, August 15, 2009

Monster Books from Crestwood House

Here is yet another cool find from our Salvation Army Thrift Store in Midland, MI. The cool find is a set of six “movie monster” books from Crestwood House out of Mankato, Minnesota. The books were produced and designed by Baker Street Productions, LTD., and after a quick Google search I discovered at least 15 more titles in the series.

The books I found are The Mole People, Bride of Frankenstein, Tarantula, Ghost of Frankenstein, The Raven and Werewolf of London, all copyrighted 1985 by MCA PUBLISHING, a Division of MCA Inc.

The books originally came from our local library which makes me wonder if kids don’t groove on picture books of black & white films made in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s?

The books are loaded with movie stills and the text is a well written summary of film. Good stuff and a great find for anyone that loves Halloween, horror and cinema.






3 comments:

halloween spirit said...

Great find! Your thrift stores seem so much cooler than mine :)

The Frog Queen said...

What a great score!! Very jealous :) Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

Dustin said...

Most likely the books were discarded due to their age. You can hardly find them at all on library shelves. For pictures of the complete series, the teachers kit, and the promotional Crestwood House book poster visit my book collection archive.
Although I own all of them I would have been shocked to find them in a thrift store and purchased them to give away to a friend or something.
Great find!
Dustin

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