Sunday, January 9, 2011

VERNE LANGDON (SEPTEMBER 15, 1941 - JANUARY 1, 2011)






















Prince Sirki has taken another in this new year. Verne Langdon, man of many talents, including  work with the world-famous Don Post Hollywood Masks, passed away on New Year's Day. Born in Oakland, California, Mr. Langdon was well-known to us monster kids for his "monster maker" articles in the early issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine as well as designing his own masks, his most legendary being "The Zombie", a photo of which found itself on Warren Publication's CREEPY 1972 Yearbook.








Langdon was also an accomplished musician and performer. During the 1960's and 1970's he played on LP's such as PHANTOM OF THE ORGAN and VAMPIRE AT THE HARPSICHORD. He was the producer of the very popular AN EVENING WITH BORIS KARLOFF AND HIS FRIENDS on Decca Records.

Back cover ad FAMOUS MONSTER OF FILMLAND



FAMOUS MONSTERS ad listing The Zombie mask as the only item on the page as "Sold Out"


"The Mold People" article (below) was featured in FAMOUS MONSTERS #46









According to the contents page, a photo of the Verne Langdon Zombie "masque" by Milton Lewis


1 comment:

Drunketh said...

Very cool post this time around. I really want to check out that Vampire at the Harpsichord.

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