Classic Monsters, Sci-Fi Irregular Magazine from United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1971-1974
- An in-depth magazine on the techniques of legendary special effects man Ray Harryhausen.
- Editors: Emie Farino, Sam Calvin.

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CONTENTS: 1971 1972 1973 1974 GALLERIES: 1971 1972 1973 1974 All


Issue 4
Spring 1974
Ray Harryhausen and Charles Schneer at The National Film Theater (Part 2)
Ray Harryhausen's aerial brace creations
Frame by frame sequences
The public Harryhausen
Charles Schneer speaks his mind
The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad
Film Fantasy Scrapbook
An interview with Kerwin Matthews
I was a teenage Harryhausen
The comparison test.

Issue 3
About Ray Harryhausen.
Ackerman On Harryhausen.
Special Feature: Exclusive interview with Ray Harryhausen and Charles Schneer (part 1).
Jason And The Argonauts Filmbook Part 2: A Critique on the 8mm Home Movies.
Bernard Herrman and the Jason score.
Frame sequences.
A critique of the screenplay in Light Of The Myths And Legends.
Giasone E Il Vello D'ore.
Decent Into Hell.
Cast, credits, reviews and filmographies.
Trivia: Harryhausen's worst effect.

Issue 2
This issue focuses on Jason And The Argonauts
Jason And The Argonauts
Special Visual Effects: Part 1: Talos
Special Visual Effects: Part 2: The Harpies
Photo Section
Special Visual Effects: Part 3: The Hydra
Special Visual Effects: Part 4: The Skeleton Army

Issue 1
Why Harryhausen: Sam Calvin delves into the Harryhausen Syndrome with discussion of some of his reasons for for allegiance to this man and his work.
On Meeting Harryhausen: Craig Reardon's account of his meeting with Harryhausen in December, 1968, and event envied by all Harryhausen fans.
Animator's Delight: Harryhausen's Fairy Tales: In-depth coverage of four of the 16mm fairy tales animated by harryhausen from 1946 to 1953.
The Valley Of Gwangi: Animator Mike Natale probes into the special visual effects of the most recent harryhausen film.
Credits Listing: Complete cast and credits for all of Harryhausen films (up to 1970.)
Trivia: This issue: stock footage abounding in Harryhausen's work.

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