Author Topic: Photos of the Topstone, Don Post/Burman, EYES displays at MaskFest.  (Read 5207 times)

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Here are photos I took of the Universal Monster Army displays at Mask-Fest.

First is the one I organized, the Tomb of the Topstones exhibit.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 03:35:25 PM »



















Next we will look at the Don Post/Burman display.


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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 03:44:17 PM »
Bobby Beeman organized the Don Post/Burman display. Bobby constructed a beautiful life-size Dracula with a Don Post head. People were posing for pictures with Dracula all weekend.
 

 

 
 
Bobby had three windows of vintage 60s and 70s Don Post masks, including Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes. The selection included pieces from Bobby's collection and Dan Roebuck.
 

 

 

 

 

Peter Infelise loaned his super-rare Ellis Burman Sr. masks, probably the only surviving set. Seeing these in person was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a vintage mask collector.
 

 

 

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 03:44:47 PM »
Bobby brought a pair of 1940s promotional mannequin heads designed to be used in theaters showing FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. For me, these might have been the highlight of the show. It's not often you see three-dimensional Universal Monsters memorabilia that dates to the release of the original films. Bobby assembled an impressive display around these theater heads.
 

 

 

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 03:52:28 PM »
Carlos "EYES" Marquez created a neat display of (mostly) artist masks that would have been attached to the UMA display if we had room in the floor plan. The hotel decided we could not block the exits (as we did last year), so Eric had to do some last-minute rearranging.



 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 03:52:58 PM »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 10:43:22 PM »
Had I attended, I would've stopped dead in front of
these exhibits and not moved again all weekend!
I hope all your visitors appreciated seeing these
precious relics that have survived so many decades
of Halloween history. Did you happen to get a closer
shot of the Topstone signage? I don't recall ever
seeing Mr Ward until now.

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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 12:08:18 PM »
Raymond  I don't know how to say Thank you For Everything. Your Collection Display along with Bobby & Pete's  was Amazing.
Thanks For the Pics.

Carlos

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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 09:00:46 PM »
It was a beautiful sight.  Thanks to Raymond, Bobby, Pete, and Carlos for bringing these beautiful displays to life.

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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 01:39:03 AM »
Quote from: The Maskahuna;293995
Had I attended, I would've stopped dead in front of
these exhibits and not moved again all weekend!
I hope all your visitors appreciated seeing these
precious relics that have survived so many decades
of Halloween history. Did you happen to get a closer
shot of the Topstone signage? I don't recall ever
seeing Mr Ward until now.


Here is the photo of Keith Ward I used in the display:



This photo was taken during his Topstone period. It appears to be inside his home studio. He is drawing the Texaco Dalmations.

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 01:44:36 AM »
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Raymond  I don't know how to say Thank you For Everything. Your Collection Display along with Bobby & Pete's  was Amazing.
Thanks For the Pics.

Carlos

Thank you! I am going to buy some Grand Marnier in your honor.

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 01:48:10 AM »
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It was a beautiful sight.  Thanks to Raymond, Bobby, Pete, and Carlos for bringing these beautiful displays to life.


Thank you! It was good having you there.

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 04:32:22 PM »
Hehehe!! grand manier Is Goood! :)

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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2012, 08:40:40 AM »
Although "WOW!" and "AMAZING!" hardly expresses my sentiments toward this amazing display, it is the only words I can muster up at the moment that even begin to describe my feelings after viewing this!

That is a mask collector's dream!!
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2012, 11:31:26 PM »
Major thanks to Raymond, Bobby, Pete, Brian, Elizabeth, Dave, David, Carlos and whoever else helped out on this year's UMA display at Mask-Fest. I've laid eyes on many UMA displays over the years, and I'm sure I'm being a "tad" partial here, but I really feel the 2012 MF display was the best ever! You guys knocked the display completely out of the park this year and I can't thank you enough! It was such a pleasure for me to watch the patrons point out old Topstones and DP masks that they remembered from their childhood, not to mention people were actually quite interested in the story of Keith Ward and how Topstone came to be!

What the UMA does at Mask-Fest every year is a selfless and complete labor of love and I hope everyone realizes just how much these kind folks put into their work. Guys, the display was a thing of beauty for not only the seasoned mask collector, but also the everyday Halloween enthusiast! Thank you so much for bringing mask history alive at Mask-Fest 2012!

E.A.