Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kong-rats Rick Baker and Dave Elsey!

Rick Baker and Dave Elsey won the Oscar tonight for their wonderful make in "The Wolfman". They sure deserved it. It is an incredible werewolf make-up that pays a wonderful homage to Jack Pierce's original. "The Wolfman" proves again why Rick Baker is the absolute best make-up artist out there.

Let's Start the Week With a Laugh!

Oscar Sunday!

Today is the day when all of Hollywood is awaiting who will become the big winners at the Academy Awards. To honor the event, here are a few pictures of Fredric March from his Oscar winning role in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".

As Jekyll

As Hyde

Saturday, February 26, 2011

He Lived Right Through the Fire!

Una O'Connor tries to explain that the Monster did not parish in the fire.
From "Bride of Frankenstein".

There Must Be a Way Back!

Claude Rains tries to discover a cure to his invisibility in "The Invisible Man".

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Welcome Home Party

Elizabeth and the help mourn over a presumed dead Henry Frankenstein in "Bride of Frankenstein".

Making Mighty Joe

Here is a terrific behind the scenes shot from "Mighty Joe Young".

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How to Beautify a Mummy

Karloff goes through the long procedure of being turned into a Mummy.

Kong's Kid

It's the "Son of Kong"!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What Causes This Type of Fright?

Why only a giant ape can make these three look as frightened as they do!

Frankenstein's Photo Shoot

Here are a couple of shots from the photo session for the cover of Famous Monsters #1. The man under the mask is Famous Monsters publisher, Jim Warren.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Spot of Tea

It's tea time for Boris during the production of "Bride of Frankenstein".

A Locked Up Monster

The Monster does not have a warm welcome to life in "Frankenstein".

Let's Start the Week With a Laugh!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Wray of Sunshine

Here is a beautiful portrait of Fay Wray from "King Kong".

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Preparing the Brains

Dr. Neiman and Daniel prepare new brains for Frankenstein and the Wolf Man in "House of Frankenstein".

Sleeping Beauty?

Dracula prepares to strike!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Taking 5

Lou Costello and Jane Randolph enjoy a break together during the filming of "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein".

A Little Help

Ricou Browning gets a little help getting into his Creature costume from "Revenge of the Creature".

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Have Been Expecting You

Here we are greeted by Lon Chaney from "Phantom of the Opera".

Milicent Patrick

Here we have several shots of Milicent Patrick. Patrick was the person responsible for the look and design of the "Creature From the Black Lagoon".

Mike Hill's Newest Creation

Mike Hill is truly a genius. He is the most talented sculptor I have ever seen. Last year at Monsterpalooza, he wowed the crowd with his amazing life size creations of the Lon Chaney, Jr. and his alter ego, The Wolf Man. This year, Mike Hill has created a masterpiece. Here we have his newest creation, Boris Karloff from "Bride of Frankenstein".

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Building a Creature

Here we are inside the Universal Make-Up Department where plans for a new motion picture are in the works. It looks as though some sort of Creature suit is being designed for the film.

Monday, February 14, 2011

80 Years Ago

On Valentine's Day in 1931, the world got its first glimpse of the definitive vampire on the big screen. Bela Lugosi as "Dracula".

Happy Valentine's Day from Creech

That Creature is one romantic fella!

Let's Start the Week With a Laugh!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Telling Stories

Mary Shelly is about to tell her "Frankenstein" story at the beginning of "Bride of Frankenstein".

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Continuing the Monster Fun

So most of my images are gone, but I still have a good handful and I will still be collecting. Here's Lon and Bela in "Ghost of Frankenstein".


So unfortunately, I lost a collection of Monster images I have collected for the past several years. On the plus side, I still have some stuff on my computer at work. So I will continue doing some posts on Monday.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

An Unfortunate Break

Sorry everyone. I'm forced to take a break while I fix some computer problems. I should be updating again soon!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Colorized Creech

Here is a terrific colorized photo from "Creature From the Black Lagoon".

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Meal Fit for a Cyclops

Here is Ray Harryhausen's great creation from "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad".

Bud and Lou

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello take a break from filming "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein".

Monday, February 7, 2011

Face to Face

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man!

Lon and Lou

Lon Chaney, Jr. and Lou Costello share a laugh during the production of "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein".