By Marcus Hearn
Published by Titan Books, 2009. 160 pages.
One of the things that Hammer was known for was the lovely ladies that filled their movies. This book is a celebration of those women. At first glance, you might be disappointed that this isn’t the cheesecake type of book that most would have thought (and probably hoped). Sure, there are plenty of photos throughout this tome, and a few of them a bit cheeky, but most of them are just studio glamour shots of the actresses. But it is an excellent mini-biography book of the many beautiful women that graced their films. We all know the names of Ingrid Pitt, Veronica Carlson, and Caroline Munro, but there are so many others like Diane Clare, all are given a little spotlight, giving us info about their careers and their lives.
It’s nice that Hearn took the time to give us Hammer fans some info behind these lovely women. He contines to created fine editions for us collectors, and Titan does an stellar job creating this books. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to look at all these lovely photos! So the bottom line is that if you are a fan of Hammer Films, you might already have this book. If not, you will want to pick it up. Because once you pick it up, you will buy it.