Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rare Peter Cushing Pressbook Article

Well, Mr. Cushing never made it to this date, of course, but today IS the 100th anniversary of his birth. By all accounts a dear, sweet man, he was supremely capable of playing an amazingly wide range of roles from grandfatherly to sadistic. And somehow he could endear himself to filmgoers at either extreme! A favorite of mine since I first discovered him in the early seventies, this piece is a rare article about Cushing from the pressbook for his 1973 film--his last as Baron Frankenstein--FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL. 

It's presented here as part of the PETER CUSHING BLOGATHON. You'll find links to all the other participating blog posts here. Watch for more related posts here and at BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY throughout the week.


  1. A very interesting piece and a pleasure to read. Thanks.

  2. That's wonderful - more confirmation that Peter Cushing was one of the warmest, and most professional actors who ever stepped in front of a lens. I was quite taken - in these days of conventions-where-celebs-sign-for-money - and often don't show - his thoughts on charity appearances, and striving not to set one up he couldn't make it to. Thanks for posting this!


    Fellow Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon Participant