November 21, 2014

The Art of Frankenstein : Feg Murray (Part 7)

Boris Karloff made a number of appearances, in and out of Frankenstein Monster makeup, in cartoonist Feg Murray’s celebrated Seein’ Stars strip. This late entry, on 16 April 1944, for 1939’s SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, was nothing more than an excuse for a fun anecdote — that is also pure hype, no doubt.

On 25 May 1947, Karloff put in a non-horror appearance decked in feathers and longhair wig as Guyasuta of the Senecas from Cecil B. DeMille’s UNCONQUERED. Boris also shared space in November 1940 with Bela Lugosi and Peter Lorre as the triple-threat menaces in the horror-comedy-musical YOU’LL FIND OUT, a Kay Kyser vehicle.

Click the thumbnails below to see the complete features.  

Color features from the collection of George Chastain. Black and White feature from The Fabulous Fifties.


wich2 said...

Yup, hype.

(And there's Tallulah, in full-on "Grabo" mode...)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mr. Cavin said...

Oh cool. I just watched the Kay Kyser movie for the first time this October. Since then, I feel like I've seen it popping up everywhere.

I've really been enjoying this series on Feg Murray, by the way. Thanks Pierre!

Wich2 said...

(That's "GARBO," of course!)