Tag: The Elephant Man

David Bowie and The Elephant Man

In Chicago,1980, I saw David Bowie on stage as John Merrick in The Elephant Man. Without using prosthetic or make up, he contorted his torso and twisted his arm to imitate the Victorian freak show attraction. In Merrick, the head covered with fungal abnormalities…

David Bowie and The Elephant Man

In Chicago,1980, I saw David Bowie on stage as John Merrick in The Elephant Man. Without using prosthetic or make up, he contorted his torso and twisted his arm to imitate the Victorian freak show attraction. In Merrick, the head covered with fungal abnormalities…

Makeup Effects in Film

When I was a kid, occasionally you’d catch a showing on TV of Tony Randall and Barbara Eden in the 1964 film,  The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao. It was a treat for me. I loved the premise behind the mysterious 7,000 year old…