The Company the Made Monsters out of Monster Kids for Generations!
As a kid, the Captain Co. ads in the back of Famous Monsters of Filmland were every bit as fascinating to me as the pictures and articles in the magazine. Perhaps more so. Because seeing the movies that were featured in the magazine each month was a crap shoot based on whatever was playing on TV and my ability to convince my parents to let me watch them when they did come on. But the merchandise was within my grasp. Though my allowance was meager, I made sure that these ads were front and center with my mom come birthday and Christmas time. Sometimes, it even worked.
This is a shared experience with Monster Kids throughout the 60s and 70s and perhaps no ads were more want-inducing than those featuring the masks of Don Post Studios.
This episode of Monsterama takes us back to the beginning of this mask making enterprise and brings us all the way to the current time – with Halloween approaching, there’s no better company to celebrate than Don Post Studios.
Collecting Don Post Masks
We’ll be featuring much more about Don Post masks soon, but with Halloween approaching:
Click here are the current eBay listings for Don Post Studios Masks
Click here for current Etsy listings for Don Post Studios Masks
To read more about collecting Don Post Masks, and monster masks in general, I highly recommend The Blood-Curdling Blog of Monster Masks – let them know you found them through us of course!
DON-CON is COMING
Anyone in the Southern California region with an interest in Don Post Studios has to check out the upcoming Don-Con on November 7-8, 2015 in Burbank, CA. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event to celebrate the transcendent Don Post Studios, who started it all.
Visit their website for more info and to purchase tickets: