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Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows: From Shock Theatre to Svengoolie
by Ted Okuda and Mark Yurkiw
Southern Illinois University Press, 2016
Paper: 978-0-8093-3538-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-3539-8
Library of Congress Classification PN1992.8.H67O38 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.456164097731

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Although the motion picture industry initially disparaged and feared television, by the late 1950s, studios saw the medium as a convenient dumping ground for thousands of films that had long been gathering dust in their vaults. As these films found their way to local TV stations, enterprising distributors grouped the titles by genre so programmers could showcase them accordingly. It was in this spirit that Chicago’s tradition of TV horror movie shows was born. Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows is the first comprehensive look at Chicago’s horror movie programs, from their inception in 1957 to the present.
 

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