(Logo designed & owned by Eric Mache)- VC was a printed, subscription only fanzine created, published and written by Carl Morano and Eric Mache in the mid-90s! This blog is hosted by Carl Morano and will feature all new content and vintage reprint material!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
VC EXCLUSIVE! ARTIFACT FROM THE BASEMENT #0001: STUB OF SAM!!
This is the first time public unveiling of a very rare item from the VC archives- American International Pictures honcho Samuel Z. Arkoff's (1918-2001) actual cigar stub, puffed vigorously and reluctantly extinguished on October 25, 1990 at the New York City offices of Troma (in late afternoon if I recall correctly. The usually strict 'No Smoking' policy was temporarily suspended that day for Mr. Arkoff.). It was personally presented to the VC archives in an ashtray mere seconds after being snubbed out (note the dental impressions and match)! Item is preserved in ziplock bag to shield against the elements. Gaze and ponder! (Note to self: send for DNA analysis and pursue cloning possibilities.) By special request of Mr. D. Beinlich.