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By Scott Essman

Jack Pierce: the guy at the back of The Monsters chronicles the occupation exploits of Universal's vintage monster author, Jack Pierce, who was once with the studio in the course of their horror heyday of 1928-1947. After freelancing in Hollywood's earliest days as an actor, stuntman and assistant director, Pierce flourished in make-up within the 1910s and Twenties, first making himself into any number of motion picture extras referred to as for on fledgling studio plenty.

Then, from 1930-1947, Pierce created a few of cinema history's so much distinguishable icons of fright, together with Frankenstein's Monster, the mum, The Bride of Frankenstein, Ygor, The Wolf guy, and The Phantom of the Opera between his many vintage creations. Contained during this certain e-book are designated textual content and images from each major movie of Pierce's profession, spanning the mid-1910s to the mid-1960s.

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