Monday, June 04, 2007
More from eBay!
I couldn't resist this item: a British publication aimed at boys ("Boy's Cinemas" gives it away) that presents novelizations of action pictures.
This one features my favorite cowboy star Tom Tyler, the B-western star who had one of the most interesting careers in movies.
What is so amazing is that a western such as "Riding Through" is no great shakes and yet it's treated here as a major production worthly of some uncredited writer adapting the script into a novella.
The story is illustrated with stills from the film and I was interested to see that apparently this picture – independently made – was distributed by the British arm of Universal in the United Kingdom.
The weekly publication had several other novelizations as well as movie news.
My friend Richard Gordon, the last of a generation of indpendent filmmakers, told me he and his late brother Alex (also a notable indie producer) read "Boy's Cinema" regularly. And look what happened to them!
© 2007 by Gordon Michael Dobbs