Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kenneth Strickfaden: A Movie Artist for the Ages

You may not immediately know the name Kenneth Strickfaden but if you are a hardcore horror and sci-fi movie geek or TV nut then you have surely seen some of his work in some incarnation or another.

Snipped from Wikipedia:
Ken Strickfaden, short for Kenneth Strickfaden (1896 - 1984) was an electrician, film set designer, and electrical special effects creator. He created the science fiction apparatus in more than 100 motion picture films and television programs, from 1931’s Frankenstein to The Wizard of Oz and The Mask of Fu Manchu to television's The Munsters.
Propnomicon has a fantaastic mini write-up on Strickfaden and his prop and set contributions to genre cinema and what had happened to many of the pieces of props and sets that he had made which found their way unto Ebay a few years back via Forrest J. Ackerman.

Go here for more details including some cool pics of his work

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