Here's an exclusive preview of a new book called Hammer Vault, about the maker of famed gothic horror films in the 1950s-1970s.
This remarkable journey through the Hammer Vault includes props, annotated script pages, unused poster artwork, production designs, rare promotional material and private correspondence. Hundreds of rare and previously unseen stills help to create a rich souvenir of Hammer’s legacy, from the X certificate classics of the 1950s to the studio’s latest productions.
Written and compiled by the official Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn, and featuring exclusive contributions from the actors and filmmakers associated with the company, this is the most lavish book ever published on the legendary House of Horror.
Letters to and from some of the company's stars
Pages from Peter Cushing's scrapbooks
Pages from the scrapbook of managing director Michael Carreras
Pre-production artwork, and poster artwork from films that were never made
Rare and previously unpublished photos
The Hammer Vault, Copyright Marcus Hearn and Hammer Film Productions Limited as joint owners 2011.
The Hammer Vault is also available in a limited edition.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects