Madge Bellamy - White Zombie - (1932)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Fredric March looking very dapper. Happy birthday today, August 31rst!
"Stardom is just an uneasy seat on top of a tricky toboggan."
The Uncanny - 1977
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……..
Famous gorilla impersonator Emil Van Horn with B movie actress Eleanor Wood at the New York World’s Fair - 1939
Happy BIrthday, Creighton Tull Chaney aka Lon Chaney, Jr. (February 10th, 1906 - July 12th, 1973)
“Nothing is more natural to me than horror.”
Bela Lugosi The Black Cat (1934)
John Barrymore in a publicity photo for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
The transformation scene in this is fabulous, as it’s achieved without makeup…….
Lon Chaney in publicity photos for “London After Midnight” (1927)
The Cat Creeps (1930)
Lon Chaney, the uninvited guest - “The Phantom Of The Opera” (1925)
Lon Chaney - “The Phantom Of The Opera” (1925)
Mary Philbin and Lon Chaney - “The Phantom Of The Opera” (1925)
Marian Marsh and John Barrymore - “Svengali” (1931)
Despite appearances in 30 short films starring James Gleason and a small part in Hell’s Angels (1930), Marian’s career seemed headed to oblivion when she won the role of her life in Svengali(1931), Warners’ film remake of George Du Maurier’s 1894 novel “Trilby”; the tragic tale of an artists’ model who becomes a great singing diva under the hypnotic tutelage of the malevolent Svengali (charismatically portrayed by John Barrymore). According to Miss Marsh, she was tested for the plum role several times before being selected by Barrymore, apparently because she resembled his wife, Dolores Costello.