Behind the scenes - Frankenstein and MANY other pictures
- One of my new favorite blogs, Retronaut has some great behind the scenes
from old movies. Though I'd share some fun. (Warning, a look at the
larger site will suck you down and not return you for more than a few
hours.... or longer...)
Frankenstein - the behind-the-scene shots show makeup applications.
Appliances then were a lot thicker than what we have now... and check
out the "leaning" board the monster has to use. (Just like now-a-days
for the gals in the really tight dresses.)
Creature from the Black Lagoon - a few makeup shots, but very nice shots
of the whole creature suit.
Robocop - OK, not as magnificent as the other two... but still fun
costume shots, and an armature.
A Trip to the Moon - First SciFi film 1902 - 10 minutes of this historic
film. Lots of fun costumes.
Oh.... and totally NOT related to movie costumes... but historical
dress... because I was drifting around on this site...
Queen Victoria and her grand kids -- interesting look as royal kids
clothing though time.
Victorian Husbands and Wives -- guess these could be considered middle
class... about the same time as the Queen Victorian shots, but these are
not in date order. PS. remember the standard then was NOT to smile.
Moving forward -- Edwardian ladies in COLOR! -- you can't see the
costumes as well but you can see the use of pastels and prints. Middle
and a few middle-upper class.
Suffragette Purveyance -- Celebrating the 92nd year for the right to
vote for women - These pics are an interesting look at "protest wear"
from almost a century ago. These are 3/4 shots so you don't see the
skirts, but you see a lot of coats and these are a very different when
compared to the "parade" shots of women in white dresses, but are of the
same time period.. just much more practical dress. One more thing just
of historical interest... While these were used by the police to
identify trouble makers, they're not face shots like modern mug and
wanted shots. They're shot wide enough to show the style/class of the