Creature from the Black Lagoon kissing

Creature from the Black Lagoon

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On the set of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). The Gill-Man was actually played by two people: the dry land creature was played by Ben Chapman and the underwater creature was played by Ricou Browning.   Notice the Gill-Man’s eyes? They were a fixed permanent part of the suit in the original film, which […]

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Henry Hull Werewolf of London

Henry Hull – photos and quotes

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“Performing for the movies bears about the same relation to acting as sign-painting does to etching. And no offense to the honorable trade of sign-painting. Not that the medium of the screen is at fault. It can really be an art – but not under the maltreatment and mayhem of these fellows in Hollywood. When […]

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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini

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“I have spent a goodly part of my life in study and research. During the last thirty years I have read every single piece of literature on the subject of Spiritualism that I could. I have accumulated one of the largest libraries in the world on psychic phenomena, Spiritualism, magic, witchcraft, demonology, evil spirits, etc. […]

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Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing

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“People look at me as if I were some sort of monster, but I can’t think why. In my macabre pictures, I have either been a monster-maker or a monster-destroyer, but never a monster. Actually, I’m a gentle fellow. Never harmed a fly. I love animals, and when I’m in the country I’m a keen […]

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Lon Chaney

Lon Chaney – photos and quotes

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“There’s nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight.” — Lon Chaney   The Penalty (1920)   “The history of Lon Chaney is the history of unrequited loves. He brings that part of you out into the open, because you fear that you are not loved, you fear that you never will be loved, you […]

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Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones – Photos and Quotes

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“What’s a kook? Man, that’s when you’re nicely sick. Kooks do like they feel and live up to it.” – Carolyn Jones   “I discovered that Yoga is actually a mental science. The way our social structure is set up it is hard for people to achieve the right attitude to live a full happy life. […]

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Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester – Photos and Quotes

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“The most memorable thing I did in that film [Bride of Frankenstein, 1935], I believe, was my screaming. In almost all my movies since I’ve been called upon to scream. I don’t know if it’s by chance, but I would like to think that I’m not hired for that talent alone.” — Elsa Lanchester   […]

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Clara Bow Hollywood Halloween Cheesecake Photos

Hollywood Halloween Cheesecake Photos

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A collection of Los Angeles Halloween photos. Above: Clara Bow, putting the “It” in “Witch.”   Anita Page   Photo Caption reads: Mabel, Verna and Marie in Spanish costumes for a Halloween party at La Veda Ballroom on Vernon Avenue near Wall Street. Photo taken in 1929. (Photographer: Tivoli / LAPL 00001251)   Singer/actress Shirley Ross in […]

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Barbara Steele

Barbara Steele – Horror Queen

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“They [meaning Fox Studios] had this preconceived idea that women were all glossy lips. They’d say: ‘We’d better pin your ears back. We’d better make you blonde. You don’t have any décolletage.’ Then came the orders: ‘Don’t be seen around with him because… Don’t walk around the lot in high heels’ – they thought I […]

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Horror Films – Photos (1950-1959)

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Here’s a collection of campy horror film images and quotes from the 1950s. Above photo: “The cobra has a fascination. It’s like looking death in the face.” — Cult of the Cobra (1955).     “In all the kingdom of the living, there is no more deadly or voracious creature than the Preying Mantis.” – The Deadly Mantis (1957) […]

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