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THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

What's Hollywood without makeup?!  Not nearly as beautiful!  And to whom do we owe such photogenic actors . . . (besides Lon Chaney, Sr., at HORROR - SCI FI: Lon Chaney, Father and Son!)?  To the makeup artists and hairdressers! 

 

Or both in the case of the Westmores! 

So be sure to check out

MAKEUP ARTISTS: The Westmore Family!

LON CHANEY, SR.’S MINIATURE

DIARAMA DRESSING ROOM

 

          I want to apologize to Brooklyn Jay from Rush’s Chat Room[1] for my taking so long to post this to my website.  If what is in the accompanying pictures are any indidaction, Brooklyn Jay is truly talented!

          Be sure to take time to enjoy his note and pictures of the diaroma.  That’s the only way to appreciate them.

Lon Chaney, Sr.'s Miniature Dressing Room

Lon Chaney, Sr.'s Dressing Room in Pictures

Lot 689 - Lon Chaney Sr Miniature Diarama Dressing Room

Lon Chaney, Sr., and His Makeup Kit
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Was This the First
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Face Transplant?!
Just One Logo of Many from
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Universal Studios

Seeing Elsa Lanchester in this still from The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) makes Universal's Jack Pierce and his confreres look downright ahead of their time!

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Charles Gemora
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Hollywood Gorilla Man
Charles Gemora Brings Another Gorilla Suit in
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"The Phantom of the Rue Morgue" with Bela Lugosi (1932)

     Maven can - and will! - argue that playing an animal in movies is at least a sub-division of make up artists.  All those funky-looking gorillas in our beloved old movies were - Surprise!  Surprise!  Surprise! - played by men in . . . shall we say "hirsute drag"?!  One such actor/stunt double was Charles Gemora (at left).  You can find more about him and going ape at http://gammillustrations.bizland.com/monsterkid1/id2.html.
     Plus lots more information - and gorilla men! - at http://www.members.shaw.ca/gorillagallery2/gorillamenclassic/gorilla_men_index.htm
       And if you REALLY want to go ape . . .  go to http://www.gorillamen.com/!

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Want to try a treat from Maven's new HORROR - SCI FI: Annex?

Michael F Blake's Top 10 Horror Makeups

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Mary Astor and Douglas Fairbanks
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In "Don Q, Son of Zorro" (1925)

     Check out what Mary Astor had to say about makingup in the Hollywood of the 1920s!

Mary Astor on Makeup in the Silent Era

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Harry Thomas Making up to Superman?!

Superman and the Mole Men
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With George Reeves and Phyllis Coates
The Mole Men
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From Superman and the Mole Men (1951)

     This is an interview* with Harry Thomas who work on the George Reeves television episode of Superman and the Mole Men (1951) plus Michael Shayne in The Neanderthal Man.
     One of the "Mole Men," Billy Curtis, was inthe scene in The Thing when James Arness got cut down to size!
 
*Monster Kid Online Magazine # 5 copyright holders of these posters at http://gammillustrations.bizland.com/monsterkid5/welcome5.html

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This Picture is in the David O Selznick Collection
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That Includes Make-Up and Costumes at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin

     The Harry Ransome Center at the University of Texas at Austin houses the David O. Selznick Collection.  It includes lots of information about makeup and costumes up to and including Gone with the Wind (1939):
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Jack Pierce Gets the Academy Award in 1932
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For "The Mummy" with Boris Karloff

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       Here is an interview Boris Karloff did with a Canadian radio station about getting a star on Hollywood's walk of fame for Jack Pierce at http://cinefantastiqueonline.com/2008/05/08/boris-karloff-to-universal-give-master-of-make-up-jack-pierce-a-star/.

Lon Chaney, Jr.
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In a Publicity Shot

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Lon Chaney, Jr., with Jack Pierce
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As They Get "Wolfie" Ready
    Here is a wee bit more about the makeup master who brought Lon Chaney to the level of Hollywood Legend along with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi:

Lon Chaney, Jr., and Jack Pierce

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Henry Hull as
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"The Werewolf of London" (1935)
Warner Oland as the OTHER Werewolf in
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"The Werewolf of London" (1935)

     Jack Pierce got to do double duty with Henry Hull AND Warner Oland as werewolves in The Werewolf of London (1935).  [The trailer for the movie is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSpJdIe4X2o]

Jack Pierce and His Werewolf Makeup

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