The Official Bob Burns Web Site
Book Signing 2



Bob writes of cinematic and television history, personal experiences, and endless fond memories. Bob talks about how he and friends put together one of the first magazines that was for fans of horror and sci-fi --Fantastic Monsters of the Films (aka FanMo)--an education for would-be publishers.

"IT CAME FROM BOB’S BASEMENT" discusses how a movie titled, "King Kong," had a tremendous effect on a generation, and later made a monkey out of Bob as well. Bob even shares the "sad times" reminding us that even our "heros" had disappointments.

David Skal, Ed Plumb, and Buddy Barnett
Photo submitted by Kathe Duba-Barnett

Bob: "David Skal, (He did a lot of the wonderful video supplements for the Universal DVDs like FRANKENSTEIN, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, etc.), Ed Plumb, and Buddy Barnett (they produced the VAMPIRE HUNTERS CLUB)"
Bob with Joe Dante
Photo submitted by Kathe Duba-Barnett
Bob with Joe Dante
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Photo submitted by Kathe Duba-Barnett
Bob:  "Bill Warren (who has done some of the best
genre books around)."

Del Howison-owner of Dark Delecacies
Photo submitted by Kathe Duba-Barnett
Del Howison (owner of Dark Delicacies book store) with Bob.

  IT CAME FROM BOB’S BASEMENT, presents us Bob the actor/entertainer, Bob the archivist of dreams that others would have thrown in the trash, Bob the child in us all who never grew up, and Bob the neighbor who threw Halloween Extravaganzas that were for anybody who wanted to come. (And they did come, in droves!)

Merely reading the index is like a WHO’S WHO in Hollywood history. Academy Award winner Dennis Muren wrote the preface for the book. And yes…alright…the PHOTOS are fantastic too!

When you read the book you feel as if Bob is talking right to you, it’s very "first person" and Bob brings you into these events like they just happened yesterday. You can feel Bob smiling because you’re smiling with fond memories too. That’s got to be at least part of the reason we all love and cherish Bob--he makes us smile and it feels good.

On that day in December at Dark Delicacies Bob was sharing more great times with us eager fans and friends--that just couldn’t wait until the official release in March. More than a book signing, this was a time for reunions with both old and new friends, and Bob was once again surprised to find that he is both the host, and center of attention. He has touched our lives leaving everyone a little richer for having known him. He’s an all-around great guy and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Submitted by Craig Endler
Bob's #1 Fan in Canyon Country, CA

Thanks to Craig Endler for writing this article and to Kethe Duba-Barnett for contributing these photos.

Kathe, Bob, Buddy and Ed
Kathe Duba-Barnett, Bob, Buddy Barnett and Ed Plumb
(Look for more of Kathe's photos in Bob's Photo Album.)


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