Wednesday, May 7, 2008

HELP GET A MONSTER MAKER A STAR

Hey schlockheads, it seems that there is a petition being passed around the campfire to try to raise awareness and to secure a Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for make-up artist Jack Pierce. A honor, which to me, seems long overdue. After all, this is a man who created Universal's Frankenstein's Monster and gave the Wolfman his look and the Mummy it's wrappings. The same man who worked with classic horror legends including; Boris Karloff, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney Jr, and Bela Lugosi to just name a few.

In truth, Universal would not still be standing if it was not for his make-up creations. It was his monsters that were on the posters, lobby cards, movie trailers, and assorted merchandise during the revival in the 50's. People came to theaters to see the Universal Monsters based solely on his creations. Let us not forget as well the make-up artists that were inspired by him. Without Jack Pierce there would be no Rick Baker, Tom Savini, and so forth.

Anyway, enough said. Sign the petition and help Jack Pierce get that star. (tip of the hat to AICN)

2 comments:

Dr. Squid said...

I already signed it! :)

Tim Shrum said...

Cool! Now we just have to get Paul and Becky Blaisdell a star and all of us classic schlockheads can be content.