The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury - Jim Harmon & Donald F. GlutNew York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1972, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little age-toned. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “More than fifty years ago, Pearl White hung by her nails over a pit of boiling sulphur in the first real “Cliff Hanger". In succeeding decades, Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon conquered the planet Mongo while thousands thrilled on earth — Clyde Beatty stalked through what used to be Darkest Africa — Tom Mix rode Tony into triumph and immortality. And even a dog had his succession of days, as was shown by Rin Tin Tin.
Using material based on hundreds of scripts, plus anecdotes, interviews and some remarkable photographs, The Great Movie Serials tells of the good guys and the bad guys who loomed larger than life on the silver screen; the superheroes, the cowboys, the jungle queens, the boy wonders, the monsters and the fiends in both human and inhuman form. With humor, nostalgia and a firm, fond look at the joys of a vanished art, it relates the sparkling history of an era when imagination and anticipation were real and their exercise was everyone’s fun.”