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Art Supplies of the Gods #7

posted: March 30, 2012
Photo 1944 Universal Studios.
Apparently using no art supplies except for an H-frame studio easel and a small brush, artist David Stuart (Lon Chaney) creates a remarkable likeness of model Tanya Czoraki (Acquanetta) in Dead Man's Eyes (1944) -- the third entry in Universal's Inner Sanctum series. Say, whatever became of all those great paintings seen in so many classic films from back then?
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Tog April 29, 2012
...and all the more miraculous for the fact that he's apparently not looking at either the model OR the canvas!
Lou Brooks May 1, 2012
Lon's mind is on killing the next two cases of Coors with Broderick Crawford as soon as this scene is wrapped.
Lou Brooks May 1, 2012
Lon's mind is on killing the next two cases of Coors with Broderick Crawford as soon as this scene is wrapped.
Steve Carver August 2, 2012
The biggest mystery about great missing movie portraits may be the "before" portrait of Hurd Hatfield in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" painted by Henrique Medina. It seems to have disappeared after Hatfield's death in 1998. The more famous "after" portrait by Ivan Albright is at the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a mind-blower in person.
Lou Brooks August 2, 2012
Wow, that I'd love to see. I had the privilege of visiting Forry Ackerman a couple months before he passed away... and there was the actual "after" sculpted head from the movie... just casually sitting on a shelf in his living room! There were a few million other astounding items as well.
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