Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Masks of Famous Monsters - Issue # 32

Welcome to the eleventh installment in The Masks of Famous Monsters Series. Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was an absolute treasure trove of early mask history. By combing through the 191 issues published between 1958-1983, it's possible to gain a good understanding of the decades of evolution and history of Don Post Studios and Topstone monster masks. The eventual goal of this series is to catalog and archive each monster mask appearance in the pages Famous Monsters.

The March 1965  issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine marked a significant milestone in the history of the publication, and the world of monster masks. For it was issue #32 that saw the debut of Don Post Studios masks in the pages of Famous Monsters. This would represent the beginning of what would prove to be a match made in heaven for both Don Post Studios and Warren Publishing.

Page 83 of issue #32, had the honor of bestowing the inaugural Don Post monster mask ad in FM. Both The Don Post Universal Pictures Rubber Monster Masks and the TV Munster Masks were offered, although the Munsters Masks themselves were not pictured.  These early Don Post monster masks were created with sculpted on hair. This would represent the very first opportunity for readers to order Universal Monster characters in monster mask form! It must have have been the thrill of thrills for all monster kids in the early spring of 1965...

The 1st Don Post Monster Mask ad in Famous Monsters Magazine


  1. whoa, this is an awesome blog! keep it up!

  2. Wow -- I remember this stuff. Wish I still had it!