Tuesday, November 19, 2013

JACK PIERCE'S MUMMY IS A WRAP


Most likely the only remaining piece of Jack Pierce's original mummy wrapping was at one time owned by -- who else? -- Forrest J Ackerman. Among his belongings that were tragically separated from the rest of his incredible collection during an auction in 2009, this small swatch of fabric had been at one time wrapped around Boris Karloff for his role in Universal's THE MUMMY (1932).

It remains confounding to me that after hearing dozens of adulations over the past few years from important Hollywood directors and stars who claimed that Forry shaped their lives, that none of them thought to part with a percentage of their wealth or to organize a consortium that would have kept Ackerman's one-of-a-kind collection intact.

The perceptive Monsterologist will notice the error in one of the pictures below.


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