Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2007
Like Dr. Frankenstein's theories themselves, the impossible is now possible in conjunction with Lulu (http://www.lulu.com), the world's fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books. Sold out upon its first printing, the 48-page magazine-style book, with official photos and text about a legendary makeup artist, has at last returned in an on-demand capacity in both standard printed book and digital downloadable formats.
Jack Pierce -- The Man Behind the Monsters chronicles the career exploits of Universal's classic monster creator, Jack Pierce, who was with the studio during their horror heyday of 1928-1947.
After freelancing in Hollywood's earliest days as an actor, stuntman and assistant director, Pierce flourished in makeup in the 1910s and 1920s, first making himself into any variety of movie extras called for on fledgling studio lots. Then, from 1930-1947, Pierce created some of cinema history's most distinguishable screen characters.
Include Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, Ygor, The Wolf Man, and The Phantom of the Opera among his many classic creations. Pierce undeniably created the greatest screen characters in the careers of Boris Karloff, Béla Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and many others of the period. Contained in this unique publication are detailed text and photos from every significant film of Pierce's career, spanning the mid-1910s to the mid-1960s.