A few weeks ago I was in the awesome cinema related bookstore Larry Edmunds Bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard when I came across something I had completely forgotten about: the foto novel. This was a late 1970s and early 1980s phenomenon that utilized actual screen shots from films and added film dialogue to tell the movie's story. Think of the form of a comic book or graphic novel, but with photos. I remember having a few of these as a kid including one of Close Encounters of the Third Kind that I looked at over and over again. Larry Edmunds Bookshop only had a few copies on the shelf. There was Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Ice Castles, Love at First Bite and The Champ in stock. If they would have had Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or Alien in stock, I would have bought it right then and there. I did take a few quick photos of them if you want to catch a glimpse of teen heart-throb Robby Benson in his underwear in Ice Castles. Seeing these foto novels gave me an adrenaline rush of nostalgia. Does anyone else remember these? Did you own any?