Tuesday, August 27, 2013

THE MONSTER MASKS OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS


One of my favorite B-list monster movies has always been MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS. Made in a couple of weeks on a budget of about $50,000, it has remained true to its purpose -- a quickie shocker for the drive-in viewer with a cute girl and a nasty monster running amok.

Noted mask maker Cathy Tharp memorialized the Piedras Blancas monster by sculpting a likeness of Jack Kevan's original creation. I have seen this mask for sale at a few auction sites (pictures here are from liveauctioneers), but never available as a mass-produced item.






Another version of the Piedras Blancas monster mask with a price tag of $150 remains sold out at the Halloween-mask.com page.



Jeanne Carmen was the love interest in MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS. Extremely photogenic, she never missed a chance to smile for the camera.







1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hahaha!!!! check it out.. A brand new commercial for AMERICAN STANDARD just hit the airwaves. And within the commercial is a clip of pin up girl JEANNE CARMEN in THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS.

Check it out at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeF2Vd6EhA4

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