Karloff Covers The Song He Inspired & Ted Cassidy Demonstrates The Lurch – 1965
For a novelty one-hit wonder, The Monster Mash remains popular six decades after its creation.
Originally recorded in May 1962 the song became a hit in October of that year Continue reading
Can You Recognize These 10 Movie Stars From When They Were Young?
Star #1 born 1962
Some adults look very similar to the way they looked as children. Others look drastically different.
Actors are no different than anyone else. Some look the same as they did when they were kids. Others you would never recognize. Here are 10 movie stars from the golden age of film up to the present.
We’ll give you their birth year as a clue.
Even if you’re a big movie buff this will be a challenging task.
How many stars can you recognize?
Click on any photo to get a larger view.
Answers are below photo #10.
Star # 2 born 1914
Star #3 born 1887
Star #4 born 1973
James Cagney & Boris Karloff – 1940
Movie Stars Twinkle At Own Party
Hollywood, Calif. – It was a dead heat when Boris Karloff (right) and James Cagney, screen menaces, exchanged leers on meeting at the first annual gambol of the Screen Actor’s Guild held here March 14. Credit line – Acme 3/16/40
Useful / Useless tidbits
The French Society of Mental Sciences in 1937 asked Boris Karloff to fill out an extensive 58 page questionnaire about his own mental health. The psychiatrists who put together the questionnaire were trying to determine how all the horror versus sympathetic roles Karloff had played on screen had affected his real life. Continue reading
The Making of the Monster
Boris Karloff gets his make-up applied by Universal’s chief make-up artist Jack Pierce and his assistant Bill Ely (left) for 1939’s Son of Frankenstein. It took four hours per day to apply Karloff’s make-up.
Karloff had been making movies since 1919 Continue reading