The excellent radio show Cinephobia, broadcast out of CKLN in Toronto, just ran a contest to give away some tickets to a screening of a 35mm print of the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN! I didn’t win the contest, but in answering their contest question, I was reminded of the incredible work of Jack Pierce who did the make up for Boris Karloff in Frankenstein, and Lon Chaney, Jr. in The Wolf Man, among other films. There’s an interesting read about Pierce at Wikipedia.
I directed a short film/commercial a little while back which featured our own “Frankenstein” and you can watch it below:
See the credits for the film here: http://www.vimeo.com/8430163
That make up is not easy! We could have used his help on the set! Jack Pierce, RIP.