- THE OFFICIAL HAMMER STUDIOS ARCHIVE IS OPENED FOR THE FIRST TIME!
- Includes an envelope containing a collection of ten pieces of rare and previously unseen memorabilia
- Presented with an exclusive foil-stamped slipcase, featuring the Hammer logo on one side, and on the reverse a photo of the clasp worn by Christopher Lee’s Dracula
- Limited to 1000 copies worldwide
- The book is assembled by official Hammer historian Marcus Hearn
- Features exclusive contributions from Hammer actors and filmmakers
- Covers Hammer’s entire history from the 1950’s to 2011
- Oversized Landscape Hardcover
- 9 3/4 inches high and over 12 inches long
- Printed on 140gsm glossy art stock
- Printed case with foiling.
- Items reproduced from the originals in the Hammer archive:
- A ticket for the première of The Curse of Frankenstein
- A 4pp brochure, originally given to attendees at The Curse of Frankenstein’s première
- A 4pp brochure, originally given to attendees at the première of Dracula
- A US lobby card for Quatermass 2 (under its American title, Enemy From Space)
- A US lobby card for X the Unknown
- Hammer’s 1971 Christmas card, featuring photos of (among others) Julie Ege and Ingrid Pitt
- A British front of house still for Countess Dracula
- A British front of house still for Twins of Evil
- A promotional brochure for Stones of Evil, a horror film about the creation of Stonehenge which was never made
- Peter Cushing’s own costume design, painted by him in watercolours and with his own handwritten annotations, for his character in the unmade film The Savage Jackboot
- These extra items, reproduced on heavy art paper stock or art cards, are all exclusive to the Limited edition, and do not feature as illustrations inside the book.
- ISBN: 9780857682970
- Dimensions: 248mm x 320mm
- Hardback in slipcase: 176pp
- Publication date: 5 December 2011
- Illustration detail: Full colour illustrations throughout
- All authors:
About the Book
This remarkable journey through the Hammer vault includes props, annotated script pages, unused poster artwork, production designs, rare promotional material and private correspondence. Hundreds of rare and previously unseen stills help to create a rich souvenir of Hammer’s legacy, from the X certificate classics of the 1950s to the studio’s latest productions.
Written and compiled by the official Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn, and featuring exclusive contributions from the actors and filmmakers associated with the company, this is the most lavish book ever published on the legendary House of Horror.