A superb, saturnine portrait in profile of Christopher Lee in heavy makeup as The Creature in the 1957 classic The Curse of Frankenstein.
It’s Lee’s birthday today, he turns a glorious 87, and he is still a busy actor. Thank you, dear sir, for a lifetime of entertainment and may you continue doing what you so obviously love as long as your heart desires.
Lee’s photo comes from the Life Magazine archives, a spectacular resource. Go and enter your search words and enjoy the wonderful returns. Try “Creature from the Black Lagoon” and you’ll see rare color photos of the Gillman. Enter ‘Destination Moon” and you’ll see tons of behind the scenes photos.
It’s also Vincent Price’s birthday today, he would have been 98. I have posted pics of Lee — including a wonderful shot of him at the start of his film career, mugging for the camera — and Price on Monster Crazy.