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It's so nice to see these three together and, apparently, pleased to be in one another's company. Pops is being a good sport and the Lonster looks clean and sober (emphasis on looks, not too shabby for the big guy circa 1956).FritzFassbender wrote:
"Bela, we present you with this commemorative award for....well, for living through this shoot, because we weren't sure for a while there. And best of luck on your next film."
Well, if by 'clean and sober' you mean not sloshed at the exact moment the picture was taken, I'll say....maybe.telegonus wrote: Lonster looks clean and sober (emphasis on looks, not too shabby for the big guy circa 1956).
Thanks, Andy. Bela looked good in A & C Meet Frankenstein. especially considering his age; well past sixty and all that.Andy wrote: Dear Tele,
Interestingly, Poor Bela was 73 and a few months away from his date with the Grim Reaper.
Rathbone was 63, and looks pretty good given all those Fatimas he fired up.
Lon Chaney, Junior, only 50, appears to have many more miles on him than your usual five-decade dude.
My use of the term major phrase was limited to film work, not overall success. Rathbone had agent issues in Hollywood that apparently limited what he could do in films, or that's what I've heard. As to his overall career, he was active and successful on stage and in other media.Wich2 wrote: >TELE: - Rathbone looked pretty good for a long while. Sadly, the "major" phase of his movie career pretty much ended circa 1946. It was never the same for him afterward.<
I think something to that effect has been said here before. With respect, I rank it with the "Poor Orson" and "Poor Bela" stuff. All of these folks were successful, working artists for a long time. And I have a pet peeve about the idea that Features Are All That Matters. Post-46, Rathbone worked very much on Stage (including Broadway), on Network Radio, and in the coming medium, Television.
>TELE: Dear Boris never seemed to have a true "lookin' good" period. He was middle aged by the time he became a star, and he seemed to age fast, on screen anyway, looking much older than his years in the Columbia horrors he appeared in around 1939-40.<
I think much of that was intentional makeup and characterization, for those largely mad scientist roles. Here he is in '47: