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The Scythe and the Hatchet By Eric Stedman
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Under cover of darkness, someone entered the old stone farmhouse of Samuel and Leanah Rightly and brutally beat them both to death with a hatchet, then set their bed on fire in the attempt to destroy... More > the evidence of the crime. A fragment of a plug of tobacco found outside incriminated worker Wallace Burt, who had been hired to mow the lawn but paid only 75 cents instead of the dollar he'd been promised. Did he kill the old couple in cold blood, or was there more to the story? Discover the truth about this remarkable crime and the killer's desperate and unprecedented wish for redemption in this first book ever to tell the tale of the dwelling that was for years called "The Murder House" in Holland, Pennsylvania.< Less
Spy Smasher in the Comics and the Movies By Eric Stedman
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Contents: -- The History of Spy Smasher -- Comic stories: First story, Spy Smasher vs. the Dark Angel, "Death Itself Must Die" -- Gallery of Spy Smasher's Fiendish Foes -- Comic book... More > indexes: Whiz Comics, Spy Smasher, America's Greatest Comics -- Spy Smasher: The Republic Serial: Story of the Serial, Cast & Credits -- Bios: Kane Richmond, Marguerite Chapman, Hans Schumm, Sam Flint, William Witney, David Sharpe -- Still Gallery, Chapter Summaries & Lobby Cards, Costume, Gyrosub, Promotional & Pressbook Cuts Includes the complete and restored illustrated Spy Smasher Dime Action Novel: "Spy Smasher and the Red Death"< Less
2019 Serial Squadron Calendar By Eric Stedman
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FAN FAVORITE SERIAL STARS Calendar 2019 Images of cliffhanger movie serial performers including Buster "Flash Gordon" Crabbe, Lee Powell as the Lone Ranger, Henry Brandon as Dr. Fu... More > Manchu, Kay Aldridge as Nyoka, Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel and Charles Middleton as Ming the Merciless.< Less
The Mysteries of Myra Deluxe Hardbound Edition By Eustace Hale Ball
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BEWARE THE BLACK ORDER! So comes the warning from the spirit of Myra Maynard's father, who reaches out to her from beyond the grave to warn her of danger from the masters of the occult arts that lurk... More > in the shadows and mark her for murder on her eighteenth birthday. Only the world's first psychic detective, Dr. Payson Alden, and his friend Haji the Brahman mystic, can save clairvoyant Myra from the terrors of The Grand Master of the Order, who tries to claim not only her fortune but also, apparently, her soul by means of suicide-inducing spells, invasion of her chamber by evil spirits, and even reanimation of the dead by a fire elemental. Originally a fifteen-episode serial shot in Ithaca, New York (before Hollywood became the center of American movie-making) in 1916, painstakingly reconstructed from the original screenplay, novelization, and existing stills.< Less
The Mysteries of Myra novelization By Eustace Hale Ball
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BEWARE THE BLACK ORDER! So comes the warning from the spirit of Myra Maynard's father, who reaches out to her from beyond the grave to warn her of danger from the masters of the occult arts that lurk... More > in the shadows and mark her for murder on her eighteenth birthday. Only the world's first psychic detective, Dr. Payson Alden, and his friend Haji the Brahman mystic, can save clairvoyant Myra from the terrors of The Grand Master of the Order, who tries to claim not only her fortune but her life by means of suicide-inducing spells, invasion of her chamber by spirit assassins, and even reanimation of the dead by a fire elemental. Originally a fifteen-episode serial shot in Ithaca, New York (before Hollywood became the center of American movie-making) in 1916, painstakingly reconstructed from the original screenplay, novelization, and existing stills. Includes background information, behind-the-scenes photos and cast biographies.< Less
Hidden Dangers By Eric Stedman
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The story of a strange long-lost cliffhanger about a woman caught in a web of peril woven by the alter ego of a man she knows as respected scientist Dr. Brutell. Unknown to Madeline Stanton, Brutell... More > is afflicted with a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde-type malady which turns him into a dangerous super-criminal who uses the power of the "double x-ray" to wreak destruction and commit crimes. Includes a complete plot summary from the ultra-rare original pressbook of the serial, illustrations of the elaborate special effects and cliffhangers, cast biographies and reproductions of original promotional material.< Less
The Strange Case of Mary Page By Frederick Lewis
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In THE STRANGE CASE OF MARY PAGE the heroine, a Broadway actress (Edna Mayo), is faced with a desperate situation. Discovered unconscious on the floor of a restaurant near the corpse of a man who... More > hated her, with a pearl-handled revolver in between them, she is put on trial for murder where she is defended by the man she loves (Henry B. Walthall). Photoplay edition includes photographs from the original 1916 Essanay serial and additional illustrations in their proper place near corresponding text.< Less
Under the Crescent By Nell Shipman
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In this riveting conflict between East and West, American actress Ola Humphrey, "The Purple Iris," who played herself in the 1915 Universal Pictures dramatization of this, her own true-life... More > story, is charmed by visiting Egyptian prince Ibrahim Tousson (Edward Sloman) and soon marries him. But when she subsequently finds herself a prisoner in his harem, she determines to escape his cruelty with the help of soldier of fortune Stanly Clyde (William C. Dowlan). The violence escalates to an alarming level when with the help of Princess Zohra, mother of the Prince's unacknowledged child, she escapes from the palace and the women and child are pursued by the Prince's private army of soldiers. Originally filmed in six episodes, this serial included perhaps the most violent ending of any chapter play, which remains shocking to this day. Photoplay edition with 64 original stills from the serial in their proper place opposite corresponding text.< Less
Peter Pan and Wendy Musical Score By Eric Stedman
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Musical score for PETER PAN AND WENDY, the musical available from www.storylandtheatre.com
Cliffhanger Treasury #2 By Eric Stedman
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Classic movie serial crossover comics including Spy Smasher, Fu Manchu, the Blue Beetle, Dagar Desert Hawk, Bulletman, Nyoka, Rocketman, Don Winslow of the Navy, Captain Video, the Masked Marvel,... More > Oregon Trail, Scouts to the Rescue, Rocky Lane, Buster Crabbe and Mighty Thunda.< Less