Las Vegas Magazine celebrated Halloween last week with a Night of the Living Entertainers photo feature matching Vegas stars with classic monsters. Magicians Penn & Teller essayed The Mummy, female impersonator Frank Marino paid homage to Maila “Vampira” Nurmi and, landing the coveted cover spot, ventriloquist Terry Fator and his wife Taylor Makakoa transformed into a green-faced Frankenstein’s Monster and his lovely Bride.
In a Las Vegas Sun article, Fator commented on how grueling the makeup session and shoot had been, stoking his admiration for Boris Karloff and The Munsters’ Fred Gwynne. “Gwynne had to do this every week for years,” Fator said. “I can’t imagine what he went through.”
The Sun article carries behind-the-scenes photos of the makeup session and the studio shoot with makeup artist Zee Clemente, fashion stylist Christie Moeller and photographer Christopher DeVargas. The Vegas Undead concept was developed by Las Vegas Magazine Managing Editor Jack Huston and Art Director Erik Stein.
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