Ray Harryhausen Master of the Majicks Volume 1: Beginnings and Endings by Mike Hankin
Hardcover – Archive Editions – 2013
Foreword by Tom Hanks
Preface by Sir Christopher Frayling
Chapters in Volume 1 extensively cover: Ray’s Early 16mm Experiments, The Influence of Willis O’Brien and King Kong, George Pal’s Puppetoons®, Ray’s Film Work During World War II, The Fairy Tale Short Subjects, Ray’s Retirement Years (including tributes, awards, convention appearances, colorizing his films, unfinished projects, The King Kong 50th Anniversary celebration at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1983, Ray’s cameo appearances in other films, Ray’s Lifetime Achievement Oscar® from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ray’s “Star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and much more).