Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Wonderful Wonderblog: Frankenstein View-Master Part II

If you enjoyed Viewmaster reels as a kid, or like dioramas of monster scenes, or are a just a big Frankenstein buff like I am, then head over to "Wonderful Wonderblog" and check out some scans of a Viewmaster Frankenstein reel from 1976. Nicely nostalgic stuff!

Interestingly, most of the scenes included for this toy for children were taken from the novel rather than the famous 1931 film, even though the sculpt of the Monster is a copy of the movie monster. But in this reel the Monster is seen saving the life of Frankenstein's son, rather than taking it, as in Shelly's classic. Viewmaster must have figured parents would be outraged otherwise.

Wonderful Wonderblog: Frankenstein View-Master Part II

2 comments:

Wich2 said...

Max-

It was indeed homogenized for the kiddos, as was their DRACULA.

-Craig W.

Pierre Fournier said...

Saves the kid, but Elizabeth plummets off a cliff to her death. Go figure.

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