July 8, 2013

Frankenstein Lends a Hand

Frankenstein’s Monster first began stalking city streets way back in ’31, promoting the original James Whale/Boris Karloff film, soon to become a ubiquitous figure, a mascot of sorts, at horror film premieres and costume balls, shopping mall openings and charity functions.

Here, Mr. Gary Fink poses in a rubber mask — and stilts? — with wife Kathy and child Luke, participating in a community event. The photo and its somewhat garbled caption appeared on September 14, 1982, in the Suburban News of Spencerport, a suburb of Rochester, New York.

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