You gotta love these small, niche museums that are filled with passion and focus. Like the Witches Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol, CT.
From the age of 13, Cortlandt Hull knew what he was passionate about. The son of a Hollywood-set-painter father and seamstress mother, Hull made Zenobia, his first wax movie figure, at 13, embellished by a costume stitched by his mother and jewelry from his grandmother. And the museum of horror movies was born.
Isn’t her movement wonderful? I think that’s truly the meaning of special effects!
Seeing how committed Hull was to celebrating the classic horror film, he was given and collected the tools of the trade. This “life mask” of Bella Lugosi was used for the actor’s makeup tests. Steven Spielberg didn’t realize the value of his original ET, and here it is.
And this Golem was used in the 1920 movie. Wonderful!
Carmilla, glowing in warmth (not), took us through the museum of wax figures, made by Hull throughout his life, his personal tribute to the films he loved. I’m getting in the Halloween spirit already!