Deluxe Hardbound Library Edition with color dust jacket: $40
6" x 9" Bookstore-quality hardback with additional color images of the two existing MYRA posters and other memorabilia printed on the interior dust jacket flaps
“I'm almost finished reading The Mysteries of Myra, and lovin' it. What a great achievement that book is. A damn classic.” -- Kim Deitch
6" x 9" Bookstore-quality trade paperback, 400 pages, spine about 1"
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA
Produced and Directed by THEODORE and LEOPOLD WHARTON
Starring JEAN SOTHERN as Myra
HOWARD ESTABROOK as Dr. Payson Alden
MIKE RALE as the Master of the Black Order
Story by CHARLES GODDARD
Story Consultant HEREWARD CARRINGTON
Novelization by EUSTACE HALE BALL
Reconstructed & Edited by ERIC STEDMAN
Historical Consultant TERRY HARBIN
Research Assistant DAVID SOROCHTY
Typesetter TRACY RENEE VILLENEUVE
You will see scenes in this serial that for years people have thought first appeared in DRACULA or FRANKENSTEIN--MYRA beat them to the punch by 15 years as well as defining the "black-robed cult members performing magic rituals" movie motif which soon afterward appeared in serials such as THE MYSTERY OF 13 and THE TRAIL OF THE OCTOPUS and hasn't departed from cinema screens yet!
This is a series that cinema historians SHOULD have written about for years and Forrest J. Ackerman SHOULD have played up bigtime in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND along with all the Universal horrors as it influenced all of them. But since it was not made by a major studio or re-released, and most of the Wharton films burned in a fire long ago, nothing was thought to remain of it. Well, we are changing that! Finally, after 94 years, THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA is reconstructed here in its entirety. Now, with 180 original photos from the serial, dozens of pages of incredibly rare "extras" including cast biographies, behind-the-scenes and publicity photos, and promotional items, and even unpublished photos from the unreleased "Voodoo" episode, banned by W. R. Hearst as too shocking for public viewing, you will be able to experience THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA as it was originally released, with numerous photos from each chapter all present to match the action. This is a VERY special project worth far more than the asking price and the KING KONG spider scene and LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT put together, due to the rarity of the groundbreaking and extremely influential material contained in it which no serial fan, classic horror aficionado, or classic cinema fan will want to miss. This isn't just one amazing lost scene, it's 15 episodes of phantasmagoria that's been hidden from view for almost a century. Will the publication of this volume change the way people look at classic serial and horror cinema history? YEAH. IT WILL. So be one of the first to own this treasure, to be available only at the Serial Squadron website. We look forward to offering this amazing volume of original material which will be a treasured addition to your cinema history and movie serial library.
With color cover and black and white interior, 400 pages, spine about 1", heavily illustrated with over 200 ultra-rare and sometimes full-page original photographs, introduction by Eric Stedman which provides observations and additional information about the restoration of the story and pictures, and many "extras" such as a 4-page history of the Wharton Studio, its cast and production personnel, and a behind-the-scenes production photo and memorabilia album.
Produced by the Mysteries of Myra Restoration Team, with original material from private collections, the Library of Congress, British Library, Princeton University Firestone Library, and Ithaca-Made Movies of Ithaca, New York, where the serial was originally filmed.