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Windy City Film Program: Day Two

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2023 @ 9:09 pm

Saturday 10:00 am — Donovan’s Brain (1953, United Artists, 83 minutes) Adapted from Curt Siodmak’s “Donovan’s Brain” in Black Mask, September-November 1942.             Dr. Patrick Cory (Lew Ayres) and his colleague Dr. Frank Schratt (Gene Evans) are researching brain activity, performing experiments on monkeys in their remote laboratory. A plane crashes nearby and its mortally wounded passenger, crooked […]


Windy City Pulp Show: Film Program

The 2023 film program contains several obscurities, as usual, and we acknowledge this year’s 90thanniversary tribute to the 1933 hero-pulp explosion with a screening of George Pal’s Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, a fan favorite not previously shown here. We’re also including remakes of popular pulp adaptations featured in early Windy City movie lineups. With […]


Now Available: When Dracula Met Frankenstein

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2021 @ 3:20 pm

Murania’s first book published since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic also happens to be the first not written or edited by me. But it’s an excellent addition to our line and I’m delighted to announce its availability. In 1968 two ambitious young filmmakers, working on a shoestring, made a movie about a ruthless motorcycle […]


Collectibles Section Update

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2021 @ 4:37 pm

We’ve recently sold many of the items listed in our Collectibles For Sale section, and as a first step toward replenishing our supply we’ve just added 15 or so items, most of them pulps. You’ll find a number of very desirable items and a couple of true rarities in this update. Below are just a […]


Mark Halegua (1953-2020), R.I.P.

Posted in Pulp People on March 26, 2020 @ 9:35 pm

Last night I learned that long-time friend and fellow pulp collector Mark Halegua passed away on March 18th at the age of 66. After he failed to respond to multiple e-mails and phone calls over a period of several days, a mutual friend called the NYPD and asked them to visit Mark at his apartment […]


Windy City 2020 Film Program Notes 2

Posted in Film Program,Windy City pulp convention on February 9, 2020 @ 5:39 pm

Today we present the program notes for Saturday’s films being shown at this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. SATURDAY 10:00 am — The Roaring West (1935), Chapters Nine through Fifteen, 140 mins. Adapted from Ed Earl Repp’s “Six-Gun Law” (Wild West Stories and Complete Novel Magazine, January 1935). See above notes for Friday […]


Windy City 2020 Film Program Notes 1

Posted in Film Program,Windy City pulp convention on February 8, 2020 @ 3:47 pm

At each year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, Murania Press sponsors a film program that concentrates exclusively on movies adapted from stories originally published in pulp magazines. This is the con’s 20th year, and the 19th for our film screenings. Below are program notes describing the Friday offerings; tomorrow we’ll post notes covering Saturday’s […]


McCulley Omnibus Price Reduction

Exactly one year ago today Murania Press released this 502-page omnibus of Johnston McCulley novels reprinted from the pages of Street & Smith’s Detective Story Magazine. To mark the anniversary we are permanently reducing the price of this jumbo-sized volume to $25, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. For more information and easy ordering, just […]


Now Available: A Scintillating Slice of Serial History

Posted in Murania Press,Serials on December 13, 2019 @ 10:55 pm

The complete story of Walter Miller and Allene Ray, king and queen of the silent serial. Beautiful, blonde Allene had already starred in three chapter plays for Pathé Exchange, Inc., when the firm teamed her with handsome, virile Walter in early 1925. Their first starring serial, Sunken Silver, was based on an Albert Payson Terhune […]


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