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Merry Christmas!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, December 23, 2012 07:05pm | Post a Comment

The Art Of The LP Cover- Halloween 2012 Pt. 1 (Masks)

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, October 1, 2012 12:05pm | Post a Comment


This year I've got four Halloween themed galleries.  I'm kicking it off with this batch of masks!


Herman Stein - Architect of the Sound of Science-Fiction

Posted by Eric Brightwell, August 19, 2012 07:45am | Post a Comment
Composer Herman SteinThough his name isn’t widely recognized, Herman Stein was a very influential American composer. Though he composed hundreds of film scores, he was most influential in for his work within the genres of horror and science-fiction. Some of his most recognized scores were created for Creature from the black lagoon, The incredible shrinking man, It came from outer space, Love slaves of the Amazons, The Mole People, The Monolith MonstersRevenge of the Creature, and This island EarthTarantula.



Herman Stein was born 19 August, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began playing piano at the age of three and made his concert debut when he was six. Reportedly he was almost entirely self-taught, having spent many hours studying scores at his local public library.
He became a professional arranger when he was 15. In the 1930 and ‘40s he arranged for bands, including those of Blanche Calloway, Bob CrosbyCount Basie, David Rubinoff, Don RedmanFred WaringGus Haenschen, and Red Norvo. He also composed for radio programs, cartoons and commercials, as well as absolute music like 1967’s A sour suite.


The Art Of The LP Cover- Playing Cards

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, July 22, 2012 02:10pm | Post a Comment


The Art of the LP Cover- Timepieces

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, January 9, 2011 11:40am | Post a Comment
Kicking off my first post of the year, here's a great collection of LPs featuring watches, clocks, hour glasses, a sundial and a human alarm clock.