Frankenstein movie poster 1931

The Monster and the Comics: Frankenstein, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder and America Popular Culture

In 1939, when Mel Brooks was twelve or thirteen in Brooklyn and Gene Wilder was six or seven out in Milwaukee, they probably saw John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln starring Henry Fonda. They were both that kind of boy.  Though sparked by the early life of our sixteenth president, the movie was a fanciful tale; … Continue reading The Monster and the Comics: Frankenstein, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder and America Popular Culture