Boris Karloff was a very sweet, wonderful man, and I just loved him. Immediately, from being on the lot, and taking his hand, I just loved him. I had no fear of him, whatsoever. We seemed to have a rapport together - and it was like magic.
Marilyn Harris - child actress who played the little girl in “Frankenstein” (1931)

Universal Studios Classic Monsters; Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931), The Mummy (1932, The Invisible Man (1933), The Wolfman (1941)

“It’s alive!”- Frankenstein (1931)

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Béla and Boris looking at the candidates for the star role as the black cat in the film The Black Cat  c. 1934

This is seriously, one of the greatest photos ever ever ever……..

Béla and Boris looking at the candidates for the star role as the black cat in the film The Black Cat  c. 1934

This is seriously, one of the greatest photos ever ever ever……..

Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, Jr. on the set of “Son Of Frankenstein” (1939)

Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, Jr. on the set of “Son Of Frankenstein” (1939)


Boris Karloff and Ginger Rogers at a gala Hollywood Christmas party - 1932

Boris Karloff and Ginger Rogers at a gala Hollywood Christmas party - 1932

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Happy Birthday, William Henry Pratt aka Boris Karloff - (November 23rd, 1887 - February 2nd, 1967)

“When I was nine I played the demon king in Cinderella and it launched me on a long and happy life of being a monster.”


Boris Karloff (November 23, 1887 - February 2nd, 1967)  - Christmas, 1930s - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Boris Karloff (November 23, 1887 - February 2nd, 1967)  - Christmas, 1930s - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Colin Clive lights Boris Karloff’s cigarette during a break on the set of “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)

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Colin Clive lights Boris Karloff’s cigarette during a break on the set of “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)


Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone enjoy some cake on the set of The Son Of Frankenstein - (1939)

Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone enjoy some cake on the set of The Son Of Frankenstein - (1939)

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Marilyn Harris and Boris Karloff…………………………………………………………..Frankenstein (1931)

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Marilyn Harris and Boris Karloff…………………………………………………………..Frankenstein (1931)

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Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff during a break on the set of “The Black Cat” (1934)

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Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff during a break on the set of “The Black Cat” (1934)

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Mae Clarke and Boris Karloff in a publicity photo for Frankenstein (1931)

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Mae Clarke and Boris Karloff in a publicity photo for Frankenstein (1931)

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Boris Karloff, the uninvited guest…………………………………………………Frankenstein (1931)

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Boris Karloff, the uninvited guest…………………………………………………Frankenstein (1931)

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Boris Karloff - tea break on the set of “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)

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Boris Karloff - tea break on the set of “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)