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u/HammStar · 2 pointsr/ObscureMedia

No problem! There was a reprint of After Man in 2018, and it's affordable under $40. Man After Man has indeed been out of print since 1990 and is fairly pricey between $100-300. Dougal Dixon has many other books too such has The New Dinosaurs, If Dinosaurs Were Alive Today, and many other dinosaur related books (many for children.) Most of these are out of print as well and are expensive, but worth it if you're really interested. Maybe you could luck out at your local library and just rent them.

There is however a rare book he made that was only released in Japan for some reason (and of course it's the most badass one) called Greenworld (グリーン・ワールド) about humanity colonizing an alien world and taming certain inhabitants. Although I've never seen Greenworld for sale on English sites, if you know how to order from Amazon Japan you can find the two books in the series for less than $20 a piece.

I linked to some PDF's in my original comment if buying isn't an option.

u/Bachstar · 6 pointsr/ObscureMedia

Thanks for posting this! I think the play was based on a charming book of poetry written in the early 1900s by Don Marquis called Archy & Mehitabel. Loved the book when I found it in college, but had no idea it was turned into a play or a cartoon!

Archy was a cockroach who was the reincarnated soul of a free verse poet. He would write poetry by jumping on the keys of a typewriter so all the poems were kind of e.e. cummings style, no capital letters or punctuation.

His best friend was an alley cat named Mehitabel who was also a reincarnated soul - she'd been Cleopatra in a former life.

Here's a link to some of Archy's poetry

u/-4d3d3d3- · 1 pointr/ObscureMedia

All 146 Episodes in a box set. It's well worth it, it includes the original ancient aliens hosted by Rod Serling as well as a follow up episode. Plus it has the original intros. My favorite is the one on the Bermuda Triangle, but really their all pretty good.

u/ajosifnoingongwongow · 2 pointsr/ObscureMedia

The Highlander Folk School later became heavily involved in the Civil Rights era. Among those that took classes there were folks like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. (Which lead to billboards that accused King of attending a "Communist Training School".)

Highlander's founder, Myles Horton, is a personal hero of mine. If you'd like to learn more about his work, I'd recommend this interview. His autobiography, The Long Haul is also excellent.

Also, note that future director of On The Waterfront and East of Eden Elia Kazan had one of his first credits as a production assistant on this film.

u/RidleyScottTowels · 4 pointsr/ObscureMedia

A diving suit was created for the dog star Benji and Marineland is the location of the historic event of the first scuba diving dog.

There was a book published to document this event.

From IMDb:
Here now is one of Florida's very rare (if not lost) motion picture gems, and a ton of fun for the whole family. Filmed in 1981 as part of an ABC's "Afterschool Special" anthology series, this half-hour puppy flick served as a publicity stunt both for the Benji film company and for Marineland of Florida. Located on Highway A1A (the Route 66 of Florida's east coast) this Sunshine state counterpart to Marineland of California was one of Florida's first theme parks before Disney.

Besides Benji, the park has also shared the spotlight with Clint Eastwood in "Revenge of the Creature" (sequel to "Creature from the Black Lagoon")Lloyd Bridges in his "Sea Hunt" series, and Elvis Presley in "Live a Little, Love a Little." Alas today, the ravages of time, weather, and economics have turned the facility from a once famous dolphin show site, into a strictly marine biology education camp. Still, should you happen to spot this classic on DVD at your local Wal-Mart or Target Store, (along with the aforementioned other 3) snatch it up quickly before it's gone! You won't be sorry.

u/BigBonzo · 3 pointsr/ObscureMedia

Wow. That brings back a ton of memories.

If anyone is interested, the event is talked about in detail in this book

u/Bedofspiders · 5 pointsr/ObscureMedia

This was animated by Richard Williams Studio, the animation team behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The channel that uploaded this video has a wealth of animated content related to Richard Williams, the man who literally wrote the book on animation, well worth a look.

u/FreddieFreelance · 7 pointsr/ObscureMedia

From his Autobiography My Last Breath:
> To provoke, or sustain, a reverie in a bar, you have to drink English gin, especially in the form of the dry martini. To be frank, given the primordial role in my life played by the dry martini, I think I really ought to give it at least a page. Like all cocktails, the martini, composed essentially of gin and a few drops of Noilly Prat, seems to have been an American invention. Connoisseurs who like their martinis very dry suggest simply allowing a ray of sunlight to shine through a bottle of Noilly Prat before it hits the bottle of gin. At a certain period in America it was said that the making of a dry martini should resemble the Immaculate Conception, for, as Saint Thomas Aquinas once noted, the generative power of the Holy Ghost pierced the Virgin’s hymen “like a ray of sunlight through a window-leaving it unbroken.”

> Another crucial recommendation is that the ice be so cold and hard that it won’t melt, since nothing’s worse than a watery martini. For those who are still with me, let me give you my personal recipe, the fruit of long experimentation and guaranteed to produce perfect results. The day before your guests arrive, put all the ingredients-glasses, gin, and shaker-in the refrigerator. Use a thermometer to make sure the ice is about twenty degrees below zero (centigrade). Don’t take anything out until your friends arrive; then pour a few drops of Noilly Prat and half a demitasse spoon of Angostura bitters over the ice. Stir it, then pour it out, keeping only the ice, which retains a faint taste of both. Then pour straight gin over the ice, stir it again, and serve.

> (During the 1940s, the director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York taught me a curious variation. Instead of Angostura, he used a dash of Pernod. Frankly, it seemed heretical to me, but apparently it was only a fad.)

u/katyne · 1 pointr/ObscureMedia

If anyone's interested there's a Soviet sci-fi movie

as well as the book the movie is based on.

u/dbchappell1 · 3 pointsr/ObscureMedia

I think I read a tiny mention of it in Lost in the Funhouse but only recently discovered it on YouTube. There's definitely a lot of Kaufman gems on there.

u/John_Hudgens · 3 pointsr/ObscureMedia

He was - Jerry G. Bishop, the original Svengoolie, directly name-checked Ernie Anderson and Ghoulardi when we interviewed him for American Scary as one of his primary influences when creating the character...

u/manys · 2 pointsr/ObscureMedia

As I remember it, the products weren't out before the movie was released, but a book was, which is how I prepared for the eventual release, I want to say six months or so later?

u/youhatemeandihateyou · 2 pointsr/ObscureMedia

I love his shitty movies, too, though I am well aware that they are more of a product than an expressive endeavor. That really sunk in after I found a book that HG Lewis wrote called "Direct Mail Copy that Sells."

Speaking of Herschell Gordon Lewis, this article was on last week.

u/Dodge-em · 1 pointr/ObscureMedia

Paul Boyer's "When Time Shall Be No More" is an good and thorough critique of the history of those end-times mindsets-well worth the read.

u/SonnyJoeFoxx · 3 pointsr/ObscureMedia

This is what I used, FWIW. Have transfered from VCRs and 8mm camcorders.

u/Quietuus · 2 pointsr/ObscureMedia

All Darger's artwork is reproduced in this book, along with selections of his writing. Very few people have read all of In The Realms of the Unreal, and I'm not sure many people would want to; according to the descriptions I've read it's fairly tedious and incomprehensible; Darger goes back over the same thing several times, is obsessively detailed about certain things, goes off on wild tangents, lifts whole passages from other books, uses the same stock phrases over and over again, and so on. The main reason In The Realms is so long is because Darger never went back and copy-edited anything, he just wrote more material, compulsively. Though he's not normally considered to be mentally ill, he seems to have been afflicted with some sort of hypergraphia, the overwhelming urge to write. One of the other things he wrote apart from In The Realms, an autobiography called The History of My Life, tails off into a 4000 page tangent about a tornado.