Monday, March 11, 2013

An exciting event here in Burbank, CA, the center of the media industry, celebrating the history and renaissance of practical and in-camera Special Effects.



Burbank, CA - March 10, 2013 - Documentary DVD and Book signing featuring veteran effects artists and a tribute to the history of Special Effects on Sunday, April 14th at 2:00 PM.

Editors for the newly published memoirs of A. Arnold "Buddy" Gillespie will be signing The Wizard of MGM.  Buddy Gillespie  was the Head of the Special Effects Department at MGM Studios from 1924-1965.  He contributed to such movie classics as Wizard of Oz, Ben-Hur, Forbidden Planet, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, and Tarzan.  The 384 page book includes hundreds of never before published photographs, illustrations, technical details, and whimsical stories of the Golden Age of Hollywood at its largest Dream Factory.  Included is an introduction by Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

Veteran effects artists will be signing the documentary DVD Sense of Scale, a personal behind the scenes look into the fantastic miniature world of movie special effects as told by the model makers themselves.  These contemporary artists brought such features as Terminator 2, Armageddon, Alien, Star Wars, Batman and many more to life.

Philip J. Riley, co-editor of The Wizard of MGM will be signing Horror of Dracula and The Invisible Man, alternate film history tales for these horror movie classics.  Film historian and author, Philip J. Riley has contributed to the horror genre for the past 40 years, including historical references for Frankenstein, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and London After Midnight. 

Dark Delicacies Book Store
3512 W. Magnolia
Burbank, CA 91505
Sunday, April 14th @ 2:00 PM


Wizard of MGM book cover - Web image. Wizard of MGM signing flyer.
Sense of Scale signing flyer. Philip J. Riley book collection flyer.