A horror fan's reviews and cheeky views on the popular culture we love to fear, including movies, comics, books, collectibles, and Halloween, as well as movie memorabilia including pressbooks, Mexican lobby cards, and photographs.
This fascinating original photograph of Boris Karloff being prepared as the Mummy was offered on eBay by David J. Skal from his collection. Bidding reached hundreds of dollars. I don't think Mr. Karloff is enjoying the process, do you?
"Peggy Moran assists her screen nemesis, Tom Tyler, with his make-up by holding a hand dryer over the coat of paint applied to his mummy wrappings. Miss Moran has the [femine] lead and Tyler plays a 3000-year-old mummy in Universal's horror drama, "The Mummy's Hand." "-- (1078-P. 2 accompanying press photo information)
Photos courtesy of Professor Kinema (Jim Knusch). Note: I believe the photos were taken at different times and for different makeups, based on the hairstyles and how Jack Pierce is dressed, so no sequential order is implied.