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Ask me anything   A blog for darker evenings and misty days, full of autumn leaves and apples, ghosts and witches, folklore and fairytales. I update all year round, but most frequently at this time of year, and the blog is both an outlet for my love of Hallowe'en and a gathering place for art, from horror films to medieval woodcuts, that evokes the sinister, the mysterious and the otherworldly. This blog is a proud member of the Gently Falling Leaves and Snow seasonal blog network, and has a winter counterpart at now-winter-comes-slowly. My personal blog is cloudsinvenice.

Hollywood’s Mad Doctor: Jack Pierce

No other man has had such an influence on how we think of our famous monsters - Frankenstein’s Creature, his bride, the Wolf Man, the Mummy - than the man who designed them: Jack Pierce

He was head of the Universal make-up department at the time those classic monsters were brought to the screen, and he was a bit of a ‘character’ himself: stern and always insisting on working in an immaculate surgical gown.

His reluctance to use time (and money) saving but less artistic techniques like molded latex appliances eventually saw him lose his position at the studio, and working on Poverty Row.

— 1 year ago with 45 notes
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