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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Remembering the One and Only Jack Pierce...

Just a quick note to acknowledge the 121st anniversary of the birth of Jack Pierce, the single most important makeup innovator of the golden age of horror films, and perhaps of all time. Pierce was the mastermind behind Universal's classic monster movie makeups of the 1930s and 1940s, including Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster, the Mummy, the Wolf Man and many more. In honor of this day, I give you this amazing clip from the 1957 Boris Karloff episode of This Is Your Life, in which the former Monster comes face to face with his real creator...

* Thanks to Frankensteinia (the ultimate site for all things Frankie) for the heads-up!

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