Shock Theatre Chicago Style

WBKB-TV"s late night horror showcase, 1957-1959
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McFarland & Co., Publishers , Jefferson, N.C
Television personalities, Shock theater (Television program : Chicago, IIl.), Television programs, Biography, Hi
StatementDonald F. Glut ; foreword by Kerry Bennett ; afterword by Dick Dyszel, "Count Gore De Vol"
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LC ClassificationsPN1992.77.S525 G58 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL25367517M
ISBN 139780786468058
LC Control Number2012024867

To my knowledge, Donald Glutz's new book "Shock Theatre-Chicago Style" is the first and only book length account of the show, and it is as welcome as reuniting with a dear old friend from childhood. Actually, "Marvin"was created and portrayed by Terry Bennett, who, inwas a staff employee at WBKB (now WLS TV), the ABC owned and operated television station in /5(9).

"Shock Theatre"was done live most of the time, and the few shows that were taped were likely recorded over by the tv stations, to save money.) The next best thing, then, is Donald Glutz's book. If you were fortunate enough to see "Shock Theatre" (Chicago style) and Terry Bennett, this book will bring back wonderful memories/5(8).

The Paperback of the Shock Theatre Chicago Style: WBKB-TV's Late Night Horror Showcase, by Donald F. Glut at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on Due to COVID, orders may be : About the Book From December through OctoberChicago TV viewers were held in thrall by “Marvin,” the ghoulishly hilarious host of WBKB.

Released late this summer, Glut's new book "Shock Theatre - Chicago Style: WBKB-TV's Late Night Horror Showcase, " focuses on the behind the scenes action of this show, and especially on the show's creative force, the multi-talented Terry Bennett.

Dozens of photographs and vintage "Shock Theatre" newspaper ads are reproduced within the pages. To my knowledge, Donald Glutz's new book "Shock Theatre-Chicago Style" is the first and only book length account of the show, and it is as welcome as reuniting with a /5(7). Shock Theater programs in major cities were often introduced by local hosts in the style of Zacherley or Vampira such as Terry Bennett's Marvin on Chicago's WBKB-TV.

With the varying lengths of the features ranging from the 58 minutes of The Cat Creeps to the 99 minute Son of Frankenstein, the host's sequences could pad out the broadcast to a standard time slot. Intrigued, I grabbed a copy of the amazing book “From Shock Theatre to Svengoolie” Shock Theatre Chicago Style book, Ted/Yurkiw, Mark.

Lake Claremont Press) which chronicles horror movie TV shows featured here in Chicago. Karen Tobola, a co-worker of mine, noticed the cover of the book while I was reading it during my break. On Saturday, December 7,WBKB premiered a series called "Shock Theatre" at 10 pm.

"Shock Theatre" was the perfect vehicle for an evening around the television set. After popping some fresh popcorn (remember this was way before microwave ovens), turning the lights down low- or off if you dared- the show would be begin with the title of the. One of the earliest on the scene was Chicago’s Shock Theatre host, Marvin who debuted in December Don Glut’s book takes you back to those days from a fan’s first hand perspective.

So taken with Marvin there is a picture in the book of Glut at his 14 th birthday party, dressed exactly like Marvin in all black complete with turtleneck sweater and sunglasses/5. Shock Theatre, Chicago Style: WBKB-TV's Late Night Horror Showcase, by Donald F. Glut - Paperback Book () for $ from Movies & TV McFarland & Company Series - Order by Phone Price: $   Chicago Horror Hosting has been receiving a lot of attention this days with the recent re-release of “ Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows: From Shock Theatre to Svengoolie ” (covered last week HERE) as well as a new book focusing on the “Shock Theatre” years specifically, “ Shock Theatre, Chicago Style!” This book was written by Don Glut, a film.

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Glut (, Paperback)5/5(1). With no shortage of on-set photographs or vintage advertisements from Chi-Town’s TV guide pages, SHOCK THEATRE CHICAGO STYLE pays loving tribute to the macabre mad scientist in front of the camera, his private-life polar opposite, and the short-lived Saturday-night fun that became the highlight of many a Windy City kid’s week.

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Marvin on Shock Theater, Chicago's legendary horror host. GaryP 5, 2, 6. Burgomaster. GaryP I was just startingt grammar school when Shock Theatre debuted in Chicago, and I watched it without fail those "Marvin" years and beyond.

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Glut. Jun 4, - In the 's, Universal Studios made their classic horror films available for television broadcast, in a package they called "Shock Theatre". Stations that bought the package presented them with a host who told the viewers what they would be seeing. If they didn't hire someone specifically to host the show, the weatherman took the part, as he was best able to 60 pins.

Premiering at 10pm on December 7,Marvin (sometimes called Marvin the Near-Sighted Madman) hosted Shock Theatre, presenting horror films late Saturday nights.

His character was a demented beatnik who wore thick glasses and a black turtle neck sweater, and was an instant hit. Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows: From ""Shock Theatre"" to ""Svengoolie Paperback – 31 March by Ted Okuda (Author), Mark Yurkiw (Author) out of 5 stars 21 ratings.

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Shock Theatre Chicago Style – Donald F. Glut From December through OctoberChicago TV viewers were held in thrall by “Marvin,” the ghoulishly hilarious host of WBKB-TV’s late-night horror film series Shock Theatre.

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"From Shock Theatre to Svengoolie" is a needed part of the history of Chicago TV and Lake Claremont Press respectfully published a book others might take a pass on and remains a respected leader in local publishing of Chicago history.5/5(5).The set for Shock Theatre was created by Frank Oakley (Who later went on to do some work for the Supergirl () movie.) Set pieces of the background painted wall of Marvin's dungeon were later donated to the television show Screaming Yellow Theatre () () and later used for Son of Svengoolie () ().

Its because of the painted wall to make the set for .