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Title: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: gracebuster on November 21, 2008, 06:49:54 PM
Perhaps as we all search the life archives we could place links of interest here.
Title: MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES!
Post by: gracebuster on November 21, 2008, 06:50:43 PM
http://images.google.com/images?q=Man+Of+A+Thousand+Faces+source:life (http://images.google.com/images?q=Man+Of+A+Thousand+Faces+source:life)

Thanks to Sorko, btw.
Title: JULIE ADAMS
Post by: gracebuster on November 21, 2008, 06:53:01 PM
She reminded me, today, that there might be more then the Creature shots.

Scroll down below the the Gillman photos.


http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=julia+adams+source%3Alife (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=julia+adams+source%3Alife)
Title: Boris Karloff
Post by: gracebuster on November 21, 2008, 06:56:08 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Boris+karloff+source%3Alife (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Boris+karloff+source%3Alife)

Check out that COVER SHOT without the printing.
Title: Xenomorph
Post by: gracebuster on November 21, 2008, 07:07:58 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=xenomorph+source%3Alife (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=xenomorph+source%3Alife)
Title: Son of Dctor Jekyll
Post by: gracebuster on November 21, 2008, 07:26:58 PM

http://images.google.com/images?&hl=en&q=son+of+dr.+jekyll+source:life&&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=20 (http://images.google.com/images?&hl=en&q=son+of+dr.+jekyll+source:life&&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=20)

Thanks to Tom Weaver
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: monsterphile on November 21, 2008, 07:29:50 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=dorian+gray+source%3Alife
Title: Rod Serling
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 21, 2008, 07:32:22 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=rod+serling+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images
Title: Elsa Lanchester (no Bride of Frankenstein)
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 21, 2008, 07:33:50 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=elsa+lanchester+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images
Title: Addams Family - Charles Addams
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 21, 2008, 07:39:37 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=addams+family+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=charles+addams+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images

Title: Horror Hostess Ottola Nesmith
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 21, 2008, 07:57:39 PM
http://images.google.com/images?q=Ottola+Nesmith+source%3Alife
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Mike Scott on November 21, 2008, 07:57:53 PM
For the sci-fi fan. Some great behind the scenes FX shots!

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Destination+Moon+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Destination+Moon+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images)

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=When+Worlds+Collide+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=When+Worlds+Collide+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images)
Title: Zacherle and Shock Theater
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 21, 2008, 07:58:36 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=shock+theater+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images
Title: 90 Alfred Hitchcock Photos
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 21, 2008, 08:01:49 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=alfred+hitchcock+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images
Title: 161 King Kong pictures
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 21, 2008, 08:08:04 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=king+kong+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images
Title: Wax Museum (marginal horror interest)
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 21, 2008, 08:10:57 PM
http://images.google.com/images?&hl=en&safe=off&q=wax+museum+source:life&&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=21
Title: Re: 161 King Kong pictures
Post by: Mike Scott on November 21, 2008, 08:42:13 PM
[url]http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=king+kong+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images[/url]


They needed Alfred Eisenstaedt to take shots of KK off a theater screen?
Title: Vincent Price
Post by: Scary Terry on November 21, 2008, 11:32:17 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=vincent+price+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=vincent+price+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images)
Title: Peter Lorre
Post by: Scary Terry on November 21, 2008, 11:34:24 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=peter+lorre+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=peter+lorre+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images)
Title: Monster Toy Collage
Post by: MonsterArt on November 21, 2008, 11:49:23 PM
I hope this wasn't already posted:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=861d534f954a7217&q=frankenstein+source:life&usg=__uCneGjx7NC8yrv2KwR-RwiCNnhQ=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfrankenstein%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG (http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=861d534f954a7217&q=frankenstein+source:life&usg=__uCneGjx7NC8yrv2KwR-RwiCNnhQ=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfrankenstein%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Mike Scott on November 21, 2008, 11:58:11 PM
I hope this wasn't already posted:


It's also in a thread called The Best Picture Ever! Richard has a list of all the stuff in the pic, except for a couple he can't ID.

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2611.0
Title: Barbarella
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 22, 2008, 05:13:25 AM
http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS272US272&q=barbarella+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 22, 2008, 05:14:42 AM
Please type what your search is for, so it will be easier to see what we have.

Either put it in the heading box or above or below your link.  Thanks!
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: packy120353 on November 22, 2008, 06:45:27 AM
Try the source:life search and choose the tab "more" , select VIDEO - some superb stuff. Favorite so far: Boris on Dinah Shore.


http://video.google.com/videosearch?um=1&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7RNWO&q=Karloff%20source%3Alife&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iv# (http://video.google.com/videosearch?um=1&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7RNWO&q=Karloff%20source%3Alife&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iv#)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: fmofmpls on November 22, 2008, 06:26:42 PM
Evelyn Ankers in sexy bathing suits!  :o

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=evelyn+ankers+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 22, 2008, 06:35:34 PM
Evelyn Ankers in sexy bathing suits!  :o

[url]http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=evelyn+ankers+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images[/url]


When you click on that link, it says:  "Actress Evelyn Ankers wearing pussy"   :o

But then click on that and it says:  "Actress Evelyn Ankers wearing pussy willow-patterned bathing suit and high heels as she lounges by swimming pool."   ;D
Title: FRED GWYNNE
Post by: gracebuster on November 24, 2008, 10:07:51 AM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=fred+gwynne+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=fred+gwynne+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS Vinnie
Post by: GREGGORY67 on November 24, 2008, 10:06:18 PM
http://images.google.com/images?q=VINCENT+PRICE+&q=source%3Alife (http://images.google.com/images?q=VINCENT+PRICE+&q=source%3Alife)

Damn Terry beat me to it.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: raycastile on November 25, 2008, 02:44:41 AM
I thought LIFE did a big spread on Vampira, but I don't see those photos anywhere.  Was it a different magazine?
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: LonMadnight on November 25, 2008, 09:16:47 PM
It was LIFE. here's a link to an article about the article:
http://explodingkinetoscope.blogspot.com/2007/05/vampira-slinks-slowly.html (http://explodingkinetoscope.blogspot.com/2007/05/vampira-slinks-slowly.html)

Maybe it's worth writing to Time/Life and asking why the original pics aren't present?
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: dlhenderson on December 04, 2008, 07:59:22 AM
Great stuff. Would have loved to see her cruising around in that car!
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Jscareshock on December 18, 2008, 12:00:06 PM
This is a nice spot to be, and it gives great incentive to keep checking the archives.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Wich2 on January 22, 2009, 11:06:43 AM
Sir Seymour Hicks (star of the classic '35 CHRISTMAS CAROL, that inspired the classic '51 CHRISTMAS CAROL) as Ebenezer Scrooge:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=c76d97d8d11e4b18&q=seymour%20hicks%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dseymour%2Bhicks%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8 (http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=c76d97d8d11e4b18&q=seymour%20hicks%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dseymour%2Bhicks%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Mike Scott on January 22, 2009, 11:33:35 AM
Sir Seymour Hicks as Ebenezer Scrooge:

Hmmm? It says the photo was taken in Oct. 1949, but Hicks died in April 1949!
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Wich2 on January 22, 2009, 12:33:41 PM
Mike, maybe a Tribute, and that's when the pics ran?

They're actually from his earlier Stage turns in the role.

Best,
-Craig "sometime Scrooge" W.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Mike Scott on January 22, 2009, 12:57:22 PM
Mike, maybe a Tribute, and that's when the pics ran?

Could be. "Date Taken" is an odd way of putting it, if that's not what you mean.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 22, 2009, 03:53:15 PM
Hmmm? It says the photo was taken in Oct. 1949, but Hicks died in April 1949!

Oooh.....

I thought he was just wearing makeup.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Jscareshock on March 26, 2009, 11:07:25 AM

In case I missed it, here is Forry's link to Life

http://images.google.com/images?q=forrest+ackerman&q=source%3Alife (http://images.google.com/images?q=forrest+ackerman&q=source%3Alife)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Jscareshock on March 26, 2009, 11:10:56 AM
And here is Zacherley.  Note these pictures were studio publicity pictures

http://images.google.com/images?q=john+zacherle&q=source%3Alife (http://images.google.com/images?q=john+zacherle&q=source%3Alife)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: dlhenderson on March 26, 2009, 11:47:28 AM
I don't think I've seen this link poster here yet. Found it in a random search...
Some great prop shots!
http://images.google.com/images?q=shrinking+man&q=source%3Alife (http://images.google.com/images?q=shrinking+man&q=source%3Alife)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS...The Addams Family starring John Astin and ????
Post by: GREGGORY67 on May 31, 2009, 06:05:29 PM
I saw this thread started by Hal Lane over at the CHFB and thought everyone would find this interesting.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=Tv+source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3DTv%2Bsource:life%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D60%26ie%3DUTF-8&imgurl=898be5281e08df29 (http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=Tv+source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3DTv%2Bsource:life%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D60%26ie%3DUTF-8&imgurl=898be5281e08df29)


These seem to be behind the scenes photos for what looks like The Addams Family casting try outs . I know John Astin was attached to it from the beginning but look at the various actors playing Grandmama, Lurch and Fester. I picked out Sgt. Bilko's Maurice (Doberman) Gosfield and character actor Percy Helton as Fester's. Over at CHFB's thread they picked out John Dierkes, Stanley Adams, Paul Wexler as well.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: lappys22 on June 01, 2009, 08:43:46 AM
Those are great! Thank god they got it right!
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: prettyscary on June 03, 2009, 02:53:52 AM
These are all really GREAT posts! I especially loved the "Dorian Gray" artists - I had always wondered who actually did that painting series -- amazing they were twins (double the talent) very cool to see the life size model they used as well! And what a shocker it was when they threw in that color shot of the portrait in the movie - makes the whole movie!! Would love to have a copy of that LIFE issue if ever possible -- I love the behind the scenes stories.

Conrad Veidt:
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=conrad+veidt+:life&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=20 (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=conrad+veidt+:life&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=20) 
Title: Life photo...have you seen THESE??? (not creature)
Post by: clay.sayre on June 04, 2009, 11:51:59 AM
http://www.life.com/image/50657826 (http://www.life.com/image/50657826)

http://www.life.com/image/50324291 (http://www.life.com/image/50324291)

http://www.life.com/image/50324290 (http://www.life.com/image/50324290)

http://www.life.com/image/50324289 (http://www.life.com/image/50324289)

http://www.life.com/image/50324288 (http://www.life.com/image/50324288)

http://www.life.com/image/50324287 (http://www.life.com/image/50324287)
Title: Re: Life photo...have you seen THESE??? (not creature)
Post by: mjaycox on June 04, 2009, 01:37:27 PM
Those James Cagney Man of a Thousand Faces photos are a real treasure. I have never seen most of those. I especially like the first one where they are stretching the latex appliance over his head. Really cool.

I can't be sure, but that looks like Bud Westmore in the 4th photo applying some makeup-- holding the paintbrush in what I like to call the "Westmore style"  ('Hey Bud, LIFE Magazine is coming' 'What? LIFE? are you kidding?! Alright, outta the way Keevan, and gimme that brush! Now stand over there looking amazed and dumbfounded in this photo!')

Matt
Title: Re: Life photo...have you seen THESE??? (not creature)
Post by: clay.sayre on June 04, 2009, 02:05:08 PM
Matt,

Isn't that the truth in regards to Bud...LOL
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: hammett1 on June 04, 2009, 06:20:06 PM
Thanks for posting the pics Clay.  After looking at the photos I was reminded that somewhere in the massive arrangement of boxes I currently call "my collection" is the set of eight lobby cards from the Cagney "Man of 1000 Faces".  Now, which box is it........David
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: gracebuster on June 05, 2009, 12:15:52 AM
You are certainly right about Westmore, but in this case he did apply the make up on Cagney. He was a Movie star and this was the actual filming day, it appears, as opposed to the test make up.
LOVE these photos!!



Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: gracebuster on June 05, 2009, 12:21:33 AM
BTW, AZGILLMAN gave me a lovely birthday gift of one of these Creature framed pics. It' AMAZING!

I can wholeheartedly recommend ordering these prints!
Title: Re: Addams Family - Charles Addams
Post by: thelatewinslowleach on December 26, 2009, 03:03:33 PM
[url]http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=addams+family+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images[/url] ([url]http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=addams+family+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images[/url])

[url]http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=charles+addams+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images[/url] ([url]http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=charles+addams+source%3Alife&btnG=Search+Images[/url])
      I have never seen these Addams Family casting days photos and I'm really fascinated. I was wondering if anyone can help identify some of the other tryouts for the Addams roles. On the Lurch side, one is almost certainly John Dierkes (from "The Haunted Palace" and the 1951 "The Thing"). For the Festers, one looks a bit like Joe Besser, and another looks like Barney Martin. A few pages in one Fester is almost certainly Percy Helton ("Cratchit" on The Beverly Hillbillies, many more.) Any identifications, guesses or other ideas on some of the rest. It's also however easy to identify Lisa Loring, Ken Weatherwax and Ted Cassidy. Ken looks to be the best choice, for example as he has a bit more outre look, the other Pugsleys look a bit too middle American.
       Thanks for any other help!
       Michael
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: dlhenderson on December 28, 2009, 07:43:07 AM
I think you're right on with those IDs so far...
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: gracebuster on January 17, 2010, 08:55:32 PM
So intrigued by this, being me business and all. Never noticed these pics  and I'm so happy the latewinslowleach mentioned them.

Thanks.
Anyway.


I believe this is a 23 or 24 year old James Cromwell.


http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=fd2a2f7dc48bf1ec&q=addams%20family%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daddams%2Bfamily%2Bsource:life%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN%26start%3D108 (http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=fd2a2f7dc48bf1ec&q=addams%20family%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daddams%2Bfamily%2Bsource:life%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN%26start%3D108)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000342/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000342/)

This looks like Josip Elic

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=afa41ccff41b7783&q=addams%20family%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daddams%2Bfamily%2Bsource:life%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN%26start%3D162 (http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=afa41ccff41b7783&q=addams%20family%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daddams%2Bfamily%2Bsource:life%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN%26start%3D162)



http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0253574/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0253574/)

http://www.gonemovies.com/WWW/Drama/Drama/OneFlewBancini.jpg (http://www.gonemovies.com/WWW/Drama/Drama/OneFlewBancini.jpg)

This fella is definatley Percy Helton!


http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=47f2974fee6e4969&q=addams%20family%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daddams%2Bfamily%2Bsource:life%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN%26start%3D90 (http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=47f2974fee6e4969&q=addams%20family%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daddams%2Bfamily%2Bsource:life%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN%26start%3D90)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: mike c on January 18, 2010, 12:11:10 AM
That Cromwell is just pre-Murder By Death... excellent pics all, Danny. Gotta love this whole Interweb thingy.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Mike Scott on January 18, 2010, 05:45:56 PM
I believe this is a 23 or 24 year old James Cromwell.

Do you think that's him? It really looks like him, but that's a full decade before his first TV credit.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Monster Bob on January 18, 2010, 07:15:40 PM

Danny and Mike

I believe this Lurch to be PAUL WEXLER, not James Cromwell...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/paulwexler3.jpg)


Paul Wexler is better known (well, to me anyway) as Zutai the Jivaro Indian zombie from FOUR SKULLS OF JONATHAN DRAKE...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/paulwexler2.jpg)

Here is another pic of Wexler, notice the two moles on his left cheek that coincide with those on 'Lurch'.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/paulwexler1.jpg)
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/paulwexler3.jpg)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Mike Scott on January 18, 2010, 07:20:12 PM
You got a winner there, Bob!
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: mike c on January 18, 2010, 07:41:20 PM
Boy, that sure looked like James Cromwell... they could've played brothers, if not twins, when Cromwell was younger.

Ironic that the moles/warts were on the cheek of the actor who was not a Cromwell!  ;)

Thanks for the info Bob.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: thelatewinslowleach on January 21, 2010, 01:07:00 PM

Kool Stuff. Any ideas on the other Morticia actress?

Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: gracebuster on January 29, 2010, 01:02:47 AM
Yeah, I concur. Not Cromwell.
Good eye.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: vayapues on January 30, 2010, 11:45:29 AM
Only in L.A.:

A few years ago I accidentally stepped on Mr Wexler's grave while searching for my dad's whereabouts at Mt Sinai cemetary in Glendale. (EZ to do dumb things like this -- get lost & step on people's graves -- as all the graves are at ground level & the name plaques are flat.) After checking to make sure my head was still attached, I beat a dignified but hasty retreat!
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on January 30, 2010, 05:46:10 PM
I think the Fester with the bad bald-cap is Maurice Gosfield - Pvt Doberman from 'BILKO'. 
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Scatter on January 30, 2010, 06:09:10 PM
Hmmm? It says the photo was taken in Oct. 1949, but Hicks died in April 1949!

That makes it even creeper.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Mike Scott on January 30, 2010, 07:35:01 PM
I think the Fester with the bad bald-cap is Maurice Gosfield

Stanley Adams (how'd he miss getting the part?) and Percy Helton are also Fester wannabes.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: jimm on February 01, 2010, 01:55:03 AM
Wow, these are great!
Title: Re: JULIE ADAMS
Post by: Bonomo on September 13, 2010, 01:42:23 PM
She reminded me, today, that there might be more then the Creature shots.

Scroll down below the the Gillman photos.


[url]http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=julia+adams+source%3Alife[/url] ([url]http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=julia+adams+source%3Alife[/url])


Wow! Those are cool, so they've been around this whole time and I've just now seen them? Man.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: mainmonster on March 24, 2011, 08:36:57 PM
Here are some of my 8 X 10s from my collection....

http://monstersfromthebasement.com/8-x-10s/ (http://monstersfromthebasement.com/8-x-10s/)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Hellboyj on June 29, 2012, 05:28:20 PM
This site has a plethora of stuff. This is just for the Creech:

http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Summaries/C/Creature%20From%20the%20Black%20Lagoon.htm (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Summaries/C/Creature%20From%20the%20Black%20Lagoon.htm)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Hellboyj on June 29, 2012, 05:29:43 PM
And links for Lon Jr. and Lon Sr.

http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Chaney%20Jr.,%20Lon-Annex.htm (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Chaney%20Jr.,%20Lon-Annex.htm)

http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Chaney%20Sr.,%20Lon-Annex.htm (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Chaney%20Sr.,%20Lon-Annex.htm)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Bonomo on June 29, 2012, 08:08:39 PM
And links for Lon Jr. and Lon Sr.

[url]http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Chaney%20Jr.,%20Lon-Annex.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Chaney%20Jr.,%20Lon-Annex.htm[/url])

[url]http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Chaney%20Sr.,%20Lon-Annex.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Chaney%20Sr.,%20Lon-Annex.htm[/url])


There's a picture of Jr. there as The Wolfman with his bare feet hanging out lol
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Hellboyj on July 21, 2012, 08:44:32 AM
There's a picture of Jr. there as The Wolfman with his bare feet hanging out lol


 ;D

Another link to some fun Werewolf of London pics, for those interested (also at Doctor Macro's) : http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Summaries/W/Werewolf%20of%20London.htm (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Summaries/W/Werewolf%20of%20London.htm)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Scary Terry on April 23, 2013, 12:51:05 PM
So is it or isn't it Julie Adams in the LIFE CFTBL pics?  I thought it had been established that it was some stand in -- but now I'm seeing the pics ID'ed as Julie -- even one for sale on her autographed photos selection on her website!?!  What's the definitive scoop here? Damn -- I've been "correcting" people based on those early "it's not Julie" reports -- and now feel like a dope.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Bonomo on April 24, 2013, 07:29:20 PM
Looks like her to me  ???
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Ludi on March 02, 2016, 08:00:26 PM
Hope this wasn't posted already.

His only role as a monster (actually, a Microbe):

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5i65Pf12Zn0/TehqBziw2SI/AAAAAAAAGs8/9Mn3yWsGlTI/s1600/thesigermonster.jpg)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Mike Scott on March 02, 2016, 10:06:37 PM

His only role as a monster (actually, a Microbe):


Who?
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Ludi on March 03, 2016, 06:46:46 AM
Ernest Thesiger, in the G.B. Shaw play "Too True to Be Good" 1932

http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Too_True_To_Be_Good.html (http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Too_True_To_Be_Good.html)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 03, 2016, 07:33:01 AM
Ernest Thesiger, in the G.B. Shaw play "Too True to Be Good" 1932

[url]http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Too_True_To_Be_Good.html[/url] ([url]http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Too_True_To_Be_Good.html[/url])


I never would have guessed that!

It looks like something from the "Outer Limits".
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Ludi on March 03, 2016, 08:07:20 AM
And here he is as the First Witch (center) in the 1949 BBC TV production of "The Tragedy of Macbeth"  (witches are borderline "monsters" for me - generally not actually monsters, but spooky)

(http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/BBC_Macbeth_files/weirdsister.jpg)

see also my avatar for another Ernest-as-First-Witch performance (1942)
http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Macbeth.html (http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Macbeth.html)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: ChristineBCW on March 03, 2016, 08:11:57 AM
Thesiger in a see-thru outfit?!!  I had no idea we'd see plastoidal costuming like that in 1932.

And the "witches/monster" controversy arrives.  I don't generally think of them as monsters, but since they conjure up monsters (or, sometimes, by strapping carrots onto the noses of people), witches IN monster movies - or monsters in Witch movies - seems common enough.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Ludi on March 03, 2016, 08:41:32 PM
Thesiger in a see-thru outfit?!!  I had no idea we'd see plastoidal costuming like that in 1932.


Yes, it looks so "modern."  Ernest only wanted to play that character so he could wear the outfit. He loved dressing up, and was quite the party animal well into his maturity - something which surprised me greatly when I found it out, since he is described so often as "prissy."  And his own clothing was quite eclectic - he was wearing clothes in the 1930s which look like they might have been from the 1970s, and he liked to wear bright colors.

Here he is in 1934 wearing one of his modern outfits, with normal guy in the background:

(http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Himself_files/himself.jpg)

Page about this partying goofball:  http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Pageantry.html (http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Pageantry.html)
More about wacky outfits:  http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Mens_Dress_Reform_Party.html (http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Mens_Dress_Reform_Party.html)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: ChristineBCW on March 05, 2016, 12:12:26 PM
Where's the Elvis cape?!!

Can you study a large pix of this neckline's closure-device?  That's not a zipper, it is?

I am thinking of the emergence of "zoot suits" which are largely an urban late'40s into early '50s emergence, then growing popularity into the later '50s.  But the styling on this shirt might have been a precursor to sharper and larger collars, pinched waistlines.  The "riding style" trousers were nothing new - the only thing missing are epulets on the shoulders!
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Ludi on March 05, 2016, 12:45:35 PM
It is, indeed, a zipper.

You asked for a cape:

(http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/The_Vagabond_Queen_files/ephotosb.jpg)

Ernest on a day off from filming THE VAGABOND QUEEN (1929), photographing Betty Balfour and another gal.
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Ludi on March 14, 2016, 06:24:34 PM
Again, not a LIFE photo, but one I'd like to share.  Here's a closeup of a photo from Theatre World January 1948 of a production of Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" starring Ernest Thesiger and James Donald.  Donald of course beloved to many of us as Dr Roney from QUATARMASS AND THE PIT. (sorry about sad pic quality, but those postwar magazines are not great and it's a teeny tiny photo)

(http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/123133_14Mar16_donaldnthesiger.jpg)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Ludi on March 26, 2016, 08:48:11 PM
What the heck, I'll spam this thread with Ernest.  Here he is in heavy makeup as Charles II in Shaw's "In Good King Charles's Golden Days" 1939, picture from the University of Bristol Theatre Collection:

(http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/In_Good_King_Charless_Golden_Days_files/charles1939.jpg)

More pics at http://www.arenapal.com/imageflows2/?s=ernest+thesiger (http://www.arenapal.com/imageflows2/?s=ernest+thesiger)

More about the production: http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/In_Good_King_Charless_Golden_Days.html (http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/In_Good_King_Charless_Golden_Days.html)
Title: Re: LIFE PHOTOS
Post by: Ludi on May 22, 2016, 02:25:56 PM
Ernest looking very Mad Hattter-esque with Gladys Cooper at the Theatrical Garden Party, 1922

(http://ernestthesiger.org/Ernest_Thesiger/Pageantry_files/gardenparty.jpg)



I realized I'm totally spamming this thread with Ernest, and probably should have started a separate thread!  Let me know if it's bugging you and I'll move all this nonsense to it's own thread.