Graeme Flanagan (ed.) - Robert Bloch: A Bio-Bibliography (Privately published, July 1979)
Photo: E. B. Boatner
Graeme Flanagan - Introduction Harlan Ellison - Robert Bloch: a few words of friendship Robert Bloch/ Graeme Flanagan - Biography Graeme Flanagan - The Robert Bloch Collection Robert Weinberg -. Mr. Weird Tales Graeme Flanagan - Interview One: Mostly Concerning Weird Tales Fritz Leiber - "When Screwballs Meet..." Graeme Flanagan - Interview Two Sam Moskowitz - Talks About Robert Bloch Bibliography Radio, Television and Motion Pictures
Mary Elizabeth Counselman - My Weird Little Brother, Bob Ramsey Campbell - A Brtitish Point Of View Ray Bradbury - A Few Words From
I guess that eventually we should collect all the bibliography and book-about-books material together, but in the meantime here's this 64 pager, an Australian fan's tribute and one of the small press publications I find myself regularly returning to, either to consult the exhaustive bibliographical info or re-read the lengthy interviews. Bloch is candid and self-effacing about his career from his first Weird Tales appearance (The Feast In The Abbey) through to Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, Strait-Jacket and the Amicus years (how can he not be proud of The Deadly Bees?)
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.