See Bob Burns’ King Kong & Might Joe Young Memorabilia
Anyone who has spent any time on this website knows that I am a passionate fan of King Kong. From my formative days as a Monster Kid seeing the 1933 film for the first time, Kong has held a special place in my favorite monsters and favorite monster movies. We’ve written numerous articles about collecting King Kong from Aurora Model Kits, toys and games and to original film posters as well.
But no Kong collectible can beat the original armature used by Willis O’Brien in bringing the giant ape to life on screen, and Bob Burns is it’s caretaker. Not only Kong’s armature, but Might Joe Young and a host of other original pieces from these fantastic films about giant apes. Enjoy this video, Monster Kids, this might be as close as you ever get to some of these items!
Master Make-Up Artist Rick Baker is the Focus of this Episode of Monsterama
Elvira takes us to visit the great monster maker Rick Baker and gives us a visual retrospective of some of his greatest work. From American Werewolf in London to How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Baker’s groundbreaking techniques have pushed the boundaries of movie make-up to new heights that embrace technology without sacrificing the artistry of practical effects.
Watch and enjoy!
Monsters in the Movies by legendary filmmaker John Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage across the Silver Screen! Landis provides his own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking, while conducting in-depth “conversations” with leading monster makers including Rick Baker: Monsters in the Movies
Earlier this year, Rick auctioned off a large part of his studio collection. Some of these items are still available, such as this animatronic gorilla head from Gorillas in the Mist: