Sunday, February 8, 2015
ETERNAL YOUTH IS THE ULTIMATE PERVERSION!
AIP's rather pretentious claim at a "modern allegory" of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, DORIAN GRAY (a.k.a. THE SECRET OF DORIAN GRAY), unfortunately bears the taint of the 1970's. Of course, this is way before I ever saw it -- but that didn't keep me from clipping it out of the paper, remembering more vividly the image of the hideous countenance of Gray by the skilled makeup artist Jack Dawn in MGM's 1945 version. And yet another horrifying psychological artifact from the pages of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, eh?
Also seen here is a review of an early indie horror flick, EQUINOX (reportedly shot with only an $8,000 budget), a clipping of PLAY MISTY FOR ME (another film that suffers from the Curse of the Mod 70's), and a scene from THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, which exploited Holmes' drug use (and not a bad film, to boot).
I hope you enjoy the latest clippings from My Monster Scrapbook, created at the time these films first came out.
[Image Source: Los Angeles Times, Valley News and Green Sheet, ca. 1970's]