PICTURE OF THE DAY: FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943) – Premiere
Here’s a picture of the artwork from the 1943 premiere of everybody’s favorite movie monster battle, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943).
According to the source, this comes from a theater in St. Louis. I found this image on The Blog of Frankenstein, located at http://blog-of-frankenstein.blogspot.com/2012/09/1943-st-louis-cinema-front-display-for.html.
I love the artwork. It would be a hoot to return to this time, when movies like FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN were scary, when people screamed when they saw Lon Chaney Jr.’s Wolf Man, and I’m sure that they did scream.
I wonder what that guy in the doorway was thinking when this picture was taken. Why are you taking a picture of me? Is that my ride? Do you have a license to be carrying that camera?
He looks kind of official. Kinda reminds me of Marvel’s Agent Coulson. Perhaps he was on the lookout for some future Agents of SHIELD. Speaking of which, the Wolf Man would have made a nice addition to the team, and it would have given Larry Talbot a purpose in life. He might even have finally stopped whining about his sad fate.
I also like the reflection in the glass doorway of the vintage automobile, which back then, was probably brand new.
It’s almost Halloween, time to appreciate and enjoy the classics of horror, and FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN is definitely a movie that deserves both recognition and a look during this horror movie season.
So, should you check out the movie this Halloween, start out with a look at this photo, and imagine if you will a time when FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN was still scary, when it was showing on the big screen, and imagine that you’re inside that theater surrounded by friends, eating candy and popcorn, and the Wolf Man appears on screen, and the theater erupts in a massive scream of terror.
Ah, the good old days!