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Jungle Hell

Film (1956; vt Jungle Boy). Medallion Television/Taji Mahal Productions, Inc Produced and directed by Norman A Cerf. Written by Cerf from his story. Cast includes David Bruce, Robert Cabal, Naji, Sabu, Ted Stanhope, K T Stevens and George E Stone. Narrator: Sabu? Makeup by Harry Thomas. 78 minutes. Black and white. / Near Mysore, India, the young nephew of Sabu the Jungle Boy (Sabu) suffers mysterious burns from strange rocks. Sabu has the youngster taken to Dr Paul Morrison (Bruce), who ...

Famous Monsters Do-It-Yourself Make-Up Handbook

US letter-size perfect-bound Media Magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: Warren Publishing. No editor named. One unnumbered issue only, 1965. / This special Monster make-up effects publication was written by the visual effects master Dick Smith as a step-by-step guide for the young audience of Famous Monsters of Filmland and similar publications on how to transform themselves into assorted creatures. Copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs, the title sold ...

Tanner, Charles R

(1896-1974) US clerk, salesman and author best known for his series featuring Tumithak, which began with "Tumithak of the Corridors" (January 1932 Amazing). Set in the fifty-third century, two millennia after Earth has been invaded by the shelks from Venus and mankind has been driven underground into a maze of deep tunnels. In that period humans have forgotten most of their previous advanced science. Tumithak, a young man, determines to venture to the surface and kill a shelk, and en route ...

McCauley, Kirby

(1941-2014) US literary agent, influential fan and editor; he very early on represented several clients, including Stephen King and George R R Martin, who later became extremely successful; both have acknowledged his influence on their careers. Although his professional focus was always on fantasy and horror (see Horror in SF), McCauley's taste as an editor was catholic, beginning with the intelligently assembled Night Chills: Stories of Suspense and Horror (anth 1975), whose release coincided ...

Asselineau, Charles

(1820-1874) French editor and author, perhaps best known for his association with Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), with whom he edited Les Poëtes français ["The French Poets"] (anth 1861-1863 4vols). He was influenced by the arguments of Emanuel Swedenborg to the effect that dreams had visionary substance, which Asselineau took as potentially authenticating dreams as giving glimpses into other times and places (see J W Dunne). "La seconde vie" (unknown magazine 1847) and "L'Enfer du ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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