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With trowel and brush in hand, noted film archaeologist Gary D. Rhodes excavates the cinematic sepulcher of Ed Wood's unproduced scripts for Bela Lugosi, The Vampire's Tomb and The Ghoul Goes West.  Joining Rhodes on the expedition are pith-helmeted horror movie expert Tom Weaver, plus Lugosi's original biographer Robert Cremer.  These Raiders of the Lost Archives dig deep into the desert of unfilmed films, unearthing all manner of previously unknown artifacts and unseen relics.  Ed Wood and the Lost Lugosi Screenplays puts these treasures on exhibit for the very first time.

"Ed Wood would shout, 'Perfect!' if he saw this book.  An amazing collection of unproduced work from the low budget maestro, lovingly curated and explained.  Worth buying for the intros alone.  These guys know their stuff." – Larry Karaszewski, screenwriter of Tim Burton's Ed Wood (1994)


"Hot on the heels of Gary D. Rhodes’ Bride of the Monster script book comes Ed Wood and the Lost Lugosi Screenplays.  Delving into the most mythical aspects of the Wood saga, this book examines the facts and mysteries of these unproduced works. Essential for genre enthusiasts."  – Jan Alan Henderson, author of Speeding Bullet, The Legendary Lydecker Brothers, and Crypt 39 – a Novel


"Gary D. Rhodes, a living breathing encyclopedia of all things Bela Lugosi, now takes us into 'what might have been' territory ... Rhodes' research is, as always, impressively meticulous.  How does he find some of this stuff?" – David-Elijah Nahmod, journalist and film critic


"Anyone interested in film production history will find this book fascinating. Those who seek insights into the intriguing lives of Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi will be doubly rewarded. But I'm thinking right now of the number of readers who are increasingly interested in screenplay origins, screenplay histories:  for that growing number of readers this book will prove to be a true gem!" – Graeme Harper, Dean of the Honors College, Oakland University, Michigan

"It is an intriguing work of literary-filmic archeology. In London After Midnight: A New Reconstruction Based on Contemporary Sources, Mann offers a reconstruction based on his transcription of a rediscovered 11,000-word fictionalization of the film published in Boy’s Cinema, an English publication, a year after the film was released. Mann’s detailed comparison of surviving sources sheds new light on various “unsettling” aspects of the film, like the discovery of a second murder victim, a plot element not in the final film. Mann’s transcription of the story is included in the new book."
- Thomas Gladysz, The Huffington Post