3. Frankenstein's Monster

“It’s alive!” <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002695" title="Boris Karloff" href="/topic/entertainment/boris-karloff-PECLB002695.topic">Boris Karloff</a> and make-up artist Jack P. Pierce created a lumbering Hollywood icon (and an enduring <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES000167" title="Halloween" href="/topic/arts-culture/halloween-EVFES000167.topic">Halloween</a> costume) with their version of the patchwork man and his flat-skull, neck bolts and that graveyard shade of green. The image was endlessly borrowed too, including by “Scooby Doo,” “ The Munsters” and “Young <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV00000243" title="Frankenstein (movie, 1931)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/frankenstein-%28movie-1931%29-ENMV00000243.topic">Frankenstein</a>.” <br><b>Did you know?</b> In Mary Shelley’s novel, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15019009176" title="Monsters (legendary creatures)" href="/topic/arts-culture/monsters-%28legendary-creatures%29-15019009176.topic">monster</a> is described as yellow-skinned with flowing black hair.
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“It’s alive!” Boris Karloff and make-up artist Jack P. Pierce created a lumbering Hollywood icon (and an enduring Halloween costume) with their version of the patchwork man and his flat-skull, neck bolts and that graveyard shade of green. The image was endlessly borrowed too, including by “Scooby Doo,” “ The Munsters” and “Young Frankenstein
Did you know? In Mary Shelley’s novel, the monster is described as yellow-skinned with flowing black hair.

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