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Kenneth Strickfaden, Dr. Frankenstein''s Electrician.

Author: Harry Goldman
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kenneth Strickfaden, innovative genius of illusionary special effects from silent films to the age of television, set the standard for Hollywood''s mad scientists. Strickfaden created the science fiction apparatus in more than 100 motion picture films and television programs, from 1931''s Frankenstein to the Wizard of Oz and The Mask of Fu Manchu to television''s The Munsters. The skilled technician, known around  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goldman, Harry.
Kenneth Strickfaden, Dr. Frankenstein''s Electrician.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2005
Named Person: Kenneth Strickfaden; Kenneth Strickfaden
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Goldman
ISBN: 9780786483556 0786483555
OCLC Number: 890981665
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Foreword by Ed Angell; Preface; 1. Where Have We Met Before?; 2. For Unto Us a Wizard Is Born; 3. The Road Taken; 4. From the Halls of Montezuma ... ; 5. California, Here I Come!; 6. Dr. Frankenstein's Electrician; 7. The Man Who Doubled for Boris Karloff; 8. On the, Road Again-and Again; 9. The Tesla Coil Connection; 10. "I Could Have Retired a Millionaire ... "; 11. The Last Frankenstein Picture Show; 12. "We Had a Ball!"; 13. No Ordinary Man!; 14. Notes from Charles, the "Littler" One; 15. "Re-Memories" (of early Santa Monica). 16. Saying Goodbye to Mr. Electric17. A Sampling of Mad Scientist Films; 18. The Strickfaden Legacy; 19. A Final Word; Appendix A. Photographica; Appendix B. Technical Notes and Sketches; Appendix C. Miscellaneous Illustrations; Appendix D. Film and Television Chronology; Selected Bibliography; Index.
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Kenneth Strickfaden, innovative genius of illusionary special effects from silent films to the age of television, set the standard for Hollywood''s mad scientists. Strickfaden created the science fiction apparatus in more than 100 motion picture films and television programs, from 1931''s Frankenstein to the Wizard of Oz and The Mask of Fu Manchu to television''s The Munsters. The skilled technician, known around Hollywood''s back lots as ""Mr. Electric, "" once doubled for Boris Karloff in a dangerous scene and was nearly electrocuted. From his birth in 1896 to his death in 1984, Strickfaden''

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