Preps new coffee table tome
Titan is celebrating the sexy sirens and distressed damsels of a cinematic institution this fall in the coffee-table collection “Hammer Glamour” (pictured). Read on for the press release:
Over fifty years ago, with the release of The Curse of Frankenstein and Christopher Leeâs iconic performance in Dracula, Hammer ushered in a whole new era of horror, with blood and barely-restrained cleavage in glorious colour. Mixing sex and horror with a style and panache that made the small British company world famous and inspired a generation of Hollywood filmmakers including George Lucas, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton, Hammerâs cast of gorgeous women were the crowning glory to any release.
Authorised by Hammer and written by expert Hammer historian Marcus Hearn (The Hammer Story), this sumptuous hardback is bursting at the seams with rare and previously unpublished photographs, meticulously gathered from Hammerâs archive and private collections all around the globe. Also featuring many new interviews, this is a lavish, full-colour, all-encompassing celebration of Hammerâs female stars, including Ingrid Pitt, Martine Beswicke, Caroline Munro, Barbara Shelley, Joanna Lumley, Nastassja Kinski, and of course Raquel Welch (who can forget her fur bikini in One Million Years B. C.?).
The book hits the shelves on September 29th.
Source: Titan Books