SAM IRVIN’S SCARY HALLOWEEN
BOOK READING / Q&A / SIGNING EVENT
AT JUST FABULOUS, PALM SPRINGS,
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2:00 PM!
Featuring Sam’s special guests
UDO KIER, RON OLIVER and DAVID J. SCHOW!
Celebrating Sam Irvin’s latest two coffin-table books:
THE EPIC SAGA BEHIND
“FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY”
By SAM IRVIN
Foreword by ANNE RICE
Afterword by GUILLERMO DEL TORO
I WAS A TEENAGE MONSTER HUNTER!
HOW I MET VINCENT PRICE,
CHRISTOPHER LEE, PETER CUSHING & MORE!
By SAM IRVIN
Rondo Award Winner • Writer of the Year!
Foreword by CASSANDRA PETERSON
aka ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK
Sunday, October 29, 2:00-4:00 PM
515 N Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs CA 92262
Reading / Q&A will begin at 2:00 PM.
Sam Irvin’s two latest books will be on sale at the event, and Sam will be signing them.
Join SAM IRVIN
and His SPOOKY PANEL OF SPECIAL GUESTS:
Legendary star of Andy Warhol’s FRANKENSTEIN and Andy Warhol’s DRACULA!
Screenwriter of HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II!
Director of PROM NIGHT III: THE LAST KISS, GOOSEBUMPS, THE NEW ADDAMS FAMILY, QUEER AS FOLK, THIRD MAN OUT, CHRISTMAS AT THE PLAZA!
DAVID J. SCHOW
Screenwriter of THE CROW, LEATHERFACE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III, CRITTERS 3 & 4, FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES, THE OUTER LIMITS, CREEPSHOW: THE TV SERIES!
Rondo Award Winning author of THE OUTER LIMITS AT 50!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author SAM IRVIN started his career as Brian De Palma’s assistant on THE FURY and DRESSED TO KILL. He has directed over 50 films and television shows, including ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS, OBLIVION, GUILTY AS CHARGED, and the erotic gay horror series DANTE’S COVE; co-executive produced the Academy Award winning GODS AND MONSTERS; served as the historical consultant for the Tony Award winning LIZA’S AT THE PALACE starring Liza Minnelli. The Queer Screams Film Festival awarded Irvin its 2023 Career Achievement Award; and he has won 5 Rondo Awards, including the 2023 Writer of the Year Award for his coming-of-age memoir I WAS A TEENAGE MONSTER HUNTER! His other books include the acclaimed biography KAY THOMPSON: FROM FUNNY FACE TO ELOISE (Simon & Schuster); the novel ORBGASM: AN EROTIC PULP SCI-FI SATYRICON; the children’s book parody SAM’S TOILET PAPER CAPER!; and THE EPIC SAGA BEHIND “FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY”.
These two books will be on sale for signing:
SAM IRVIN’S BOOK #1:
400 color pages • 1,350 photos
Sam Irvin’s investigative tell-all behind the making of NBC-TV’s 2-part all-star miniseries FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY (James Mason, David McCallum, Michael Sarrazin, Agnes Moorehead, Jane Seymour etc.). This book is an eye-opening exposé on the movie industry of the early 1970s with an emphasis on Universal Pictures and the horror genre. The chronicle also reveals a hidden agenda – fueled by the astonishing courage of a revolutionary group of LGBTQ+ artists spearheaded by producer Hunt Stromberg Jr. and his screenwriters Christopher Isherwood (THE BERLIN STORIES – the basis for CABARET) and his lover, artist Don Bachardy. This self-proclaimed “Lavender Hill Mob” actively plotted to sneak as much queer subtext into the film as possible, without censors catching on to their scheme. How the hell did they get away with it?! Prepare to catch your jaw before it drops to the floor. Exclusive interviews with Jane Seymour, David McCallum, Dame Angela Lansbury, and scores of others!
SAM IRVIN’S BOOK #2:
350 color pages • 600 photos
This tome collects 35 of Sam Irvin’s vintage 1970’s interviews with horror film royalty. It is also Sam’s hilarious coming-of-age memoir as a closeted gay horror film fan, with mischievous anecdotes including the time Vincent Price sweetly tried to seduce him; his encounter with Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins in DARK SHADOWS) at a porn theater; and running into John Carradine (HOUSE OF DRACULA) at a gay bathhouse! Not to mention his wild and crazy limo ride with Christopher Lee and the salacious Hervé Villechaize!
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