Once upon a screen...

When I saw that Kristen of Journeys in Classic Film was hosting the Universal BackLot blogathon to coincide with the centennial celebration of Universal Studios not only did I have to take part, but could make no other choice than to dedicate a post to Charles Barton’s 1948 classic, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

I love Universal and the impressive array of unforgettable characters the famed studio has brought to the screen.  These include such iconic portrayals as Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera, William Powell as My Man Godfrey, W. C. Fields as The Bank Dick, Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Harvey as an invisible rabbit and Gregory Peck as the greatest screen hero of all time, Atticus Finch.  The list goes on and Universal’s legacy is strong and deeply entrenched in popular culture.  But perhaps where the Universal standard of quality has made the deepest…

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