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MASS PRODUCED HALLOWEEN MASKS / Re: Forry's famous Frankenstein
« Last post by Rezman777 on August 23, 2017, 10:36:20 PM »
Funny, but I don't remember seeing that at Don Con.  Too busing catching up with all my old mask buddies.  Sure wish there was another con just to be able to see everyone again.
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MASS PRODUCED HALLOWEEN MASKS / Re: Forry's famous Frankenstein
« Last post by jupiter2 on August 23, 2017, 01:42:56 PM »
Truly an important artifact! Great post!
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MASS PRODUCED HALLOWEEN MASKS / Re: Forry's famous Frankenstein
« Last post by Josh on August 23, 2017, 08:58:05 AM »
Great post! I've always loved that mask, a lot of history around it.
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MASS PRODUCED HALLOWEEN MASKS / Re: Forry's famous Frankenstein
« Last post by Doh! on August 23, 2017, 02:23:57 AM »
Alas, the only photo I have of it is also from Don Con:



Many years ago -- before I went digital -- I also took a tour of the Ackermansion. I gotta dig up those photos some day and start scanning...
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MISC. DISCUSSION / Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Last post by Doh! on August 23, 2017, 02:12:58 AM »
Thanks, jupiter!
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MASS PRODUCED HALLOWEEN MASKS / Forry's famous Frankenstein
« Last post by The Maskahuna on August 23, 2017, 12:45:46 AM »


It was one of the DPS artifacts I most looked forward to seeing
at FJA's Ackermansion in Hollyweird ~



As a pre-teen youngster, I first saw pictures of this foam-filled
master casting in Famous Monsters magazine during the 1960s ~



Over the decades, it was seen and admired by thousands of fans
and photographed countless times ~



It is also said to be the exact same head featured on this iconic
album cover from Decca Records, circa 1966 ~



At some point, the old head underwent minimal hair addition/restyling
but I believe its original paintjob remained intact ~



Mr Ackerman later sold off a substantial portion of his collection
to cover some legal expenses he had incurred and his Karloff
FRANKENSTEIN was likely amongst the lot ~



By then, it was showing major signs of age and rough handling
from forty years on largely unsupervised public display ~



I'm not sure how many other collections it has since passed through
but one of its former owners performed some rather sloppy paint
restoration after acquiring it ~



Not only was the chin patching uneven but the mismatched grey paint
was carelessly extended up and onto the lips ~



That didn't stop it from going on public display yet again. See if you can
find it in this enormous exhibit at a 2008 horror convention in New Jersey ~



Today, the crusty old Karloff resides in another prominent monsterkid collection.
I'm confident it's in safe hands now although in my opinion it still needs
its paint properly restored. I last saw it behind glass (where it belongs)
at Don Con 2015 ~



Reply with any pics you may have of this priceless DP relic ...
or just sit back and be thankful that fate has granted it an
advanced old age and secure retirement. We should all be
so fortunate!




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MISC. DISCUSSION / Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Last post by jupiter2 on August 22, 2017, 09:57:49 PM »
Great Fly!
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MISC. DISCUSSION / Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Last post by Doh! on August 21, 2017, 06:57:58 PM »
Here's my Halloween costume from 2012 -- Buzz mask from Specter Studios (alas, now out of business):



I added hair and the feelers. Feelers made from feathers, just like the original. The hardest part of the costume? Finding the right shade of tan for dyeing the lab coat!
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MISC. DISCUSSION / Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Last post by jupiter2 on August 21, 2017, 11:17:39 AM »
That's a great one, Maskahuna! And I love that "The Thing from Another World" mask!
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MISC. DISCUSSION / Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Last post by The Maskahuna on August 21, 2017, 10:27:42 AM »
'My Savage Eye SATYR mask from 1979. I'm usually pretty good about
photographing my stuff but this is the only image remaining in my files ~

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