It Lives! The Legacy of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

After her husband Percy’s death by drowning, Mary Shelley kept his heart, wrapped in a bit of fabric along with an excerpt from one of his poems.

And that’s not even the strangest part of this story.

In this fascinating episode, Candy and Ashley discuss everything from the birth of “Frankenstein,” which was sparked by a competition among Mary’s writer friends and fueled by a dream, to the way the Creature has changed over the years, to the legacy of this classic work. 

And in so doing, they also discuss the intriguing young woman who brought this monster to life… anonymously at first, with one factor being the fear she might lose her children if associated with such a shocking horror story. 

Join us for this monstrously fun look at “Frankenstein,” a ground-breaking story that is still alive and well more than 200 years after its birth.

*Cheers to Sherry, a 1993 club member whose support via helped sponsor this episode

#Frankenstein #MaryShelley #ScienceFiction #SciFi #MonsterMadness #Film #Stage #Literature

Show Notes for Episode 79!


Mary Shelley’s Indestructible Heart – The Rosenbach

Edison Films 1910 silent film

Published by ashley raymer-brown

Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Her first film, “No Lost Cause” is currently internationally distributed and was recently featured on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Her memoir recalling her experience creating a film on a micro budget, “The Why Not Philosophy or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God and Defeat the Raptors,” was released February 2015 and is available on Her second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls” was released on and in the summer of 2016. Ashley is also a long-time lover of all things theatre and in the spring of 2014, she helped found and became the Vice-President of the theatre company, “The Theatre Downstream.” Their first large scale summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast” was awarded Best Musical (Local), Best Actor in a Musical (Local), Best Actress in a Musical (Local), and Best Set Design by the BroadwayWorld Louisville awards in 2016, and their 2017 production of "Annie" sold over 2,100 tickets, a company record-breaking number! No matter what the project, Ashley is happiest when she is able to bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the technology of the modern world and the opportunity to share her thoughts, aspirations, and misadventures. Her lofty dreams are to create things that people remember and to one day own an alpaca. Above all, she loves God, her family, her friends, her cats, and brownies. External websites: “No Lost Cause”- The Theatre Downstream- “The Why Not Philosophy”-

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