Written by a pair of film fans and including dozens of black-and-white photos, this book features an early look at the rise of a cult movie to its stage success and transition back to the silver screen.
The meat of the book is comprised of original interviews with 1960 cast members Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller, and screenwriter Charles B. Griffith, as well as the foreward by Roger Corman. With hazy remembrances thanks to its minuscule production time, most of them veer off topic with stories of their other works for Corman and beyond, plus there's a filmography with a brief set of credits for each of their movies.
The section on the stage musical doesn't include any original interviews, but there are a handful of photos and a wealth of information about the production's roots and rise to international acclaim.
A section on the 1986 film features brief bios, credits, reviews, and 11 pages on the making of the then-recent movie. Much of this section was compiled from materials in the Production Information section of press kit and from other periodicals.
|Foreward||by Roger Corman||8|
|Chapter 1||The Original Film||20|
|Interviews||Jonathan Haze (Seymour Krelboined)||48|
|Jackie Joseph (Audrey Fulquard)||62|
|Mel Welles (Gravis Mushnik)||78|
|Dick Miller (Bourson Fouch)||88|
|Charles B. Griffith (The Writer)||107|
|Chapter 2||The Musical||120|
|The Special Effects||138|
|Chapter 3||The Movie Musical||144|
|The Flowering of "Little Shop"||145|
|Cast & Crew Credits||148|
|The Making of the Movie Musical||158|
|Chapter 4||Appendix - Record, Video and in Print||170|
|About the Authors||176|