If only Launch Officer Rex had longer arms.
Slendy must have fallen out of my car last night. He spent all night and most if today in the elements. I don’t think he’ll make it
Taxidermy Tuesday, Bushman. Here is another heart breaking example of Cellulose Acetate. This images of Leon Walters finishing Bushman’s face is bubbling and cracking from deterioration. There is no way to stop this process but we can try and slow it down by putting the negatives in to freezers.
© The Field Museum, Z84901.
Using a photograph of Bushman in life in his cage at the Lincoln Park Zoo, Leon Walters applies the finishing touches on Bushman’s. Processing taxidermy of Bushman the Lincoln Park Zoo gorilla.
4x5 cellulose acetate negative
My apolotweets might not have fit the scale of the crime for some, so I’m following them up with one of my patented apoloblogs. I want to clarify, I’m apoloblogging in an effort to counteract pain I caused other people. Not because I think what I have to say is important - this is one of those…
“We did twenty-two takes of her running in a nightie and undies (it was about 40- degrees out), then two takes of her falling in front of the camera. On the second take she fell hard ad scraped her leg, got pissed, began cursing and said that she couldn’t film anymore — shooting came to a halt. I don’t blame her, either, I was freezing cold in a winter coat and gloves.” - Josh Becker
Well I’m glad thay she did keep filming. Because it led to one of the most iconic scenes in horror movie history.
Ellen Sandweiss is my hero