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Cinematic Creeps => Classic Monster Movies => Topic started by: Gillfan on February 10, 2019, 03:41:49 PM

Title: Interesting article re Kenneth Strickfaden
Post by: Gillfan on February 10, 2019, 03:41:49 PM
https://thelastdrivein.com/2014/03/02/the-electrical-secrets-of-kenneth-strickfaden-or-as-harry-goldmans-book-calls-him-dr-frankensteins-electrician/?fbclid=IwAR3gdJyA7_jlRmaMZ0wt6K4G_SRQEMZs8Hk2_kBhXEFkOoh_CTLK8B_MsWE

(https://monstergirl.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/early-days-strickfaden-assembling-a-mad-scientist-apparatus.png?w=490&h=812)

https://videopress.com/v/ruLMrBdA
Title: Re: Interesting article re Kenneth Strickfaden
Post by: LugosiFan25 on February 11, 2019, 11:20:52 AM
Very cool! I think sometimes we take these electrical marvels for granted and don't realize how much work it actually took to make these wonders of tomorrow look so amazing!
Title: Re: Interesting article re Kenneth Strickfaden
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 26, 2019, 05:45:51 PM

Very thorough article with lots of great illustrations!

This article should be required reading for every UMA member.

The work shown here is all the more impressive when you consider how much harder and dangerous they would have been before the age of computer-generated cartoons of the same.

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Interesting article re Kenneth Strickfaden
Post by: Haunted hearse on March 02, 2019, 03:55:18 PM
Saw "Young Frankenstein" two days ago, and it was such a treat seeing the equipment used again, for what would be it's final appearance.
Title: Re: Interesting article re Kenneth Strickfaden
Post by: cushing on March 08, 2019, 01:48:19 PM
I have always had a fascination with his equipment; partly due to my father being an electrician. I attempted 2 machines of my own to varying degrees. I am going to cannibalize them and use the parts for a more Universalesqe device.

First: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67UGp_N4G-o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67UGp_N4G-o)

Second: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpWXphqXNcA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpWXphqXNcA)