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See Face mask used in the film 'Vault of Horror', 1973
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Face mask used in the film 'Vault of Horror', 1973
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Picture number:2000-5000_0077
Credit:Ashton & Leakey Collection at NMPFT/Science & Society Picture Library
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Caption:
A face mask used in the final scene of the Amicus production, 'Vault of Horror' (1973), created by Roy Ashton (1909-1995) in 1973. The mask was made by a time consuming process of casting and moulding, the mask in progress then being blended with the actor's features. Four individual masks were made - one for each of the four actors who were to appear as skull-like zombies in the final scene of the film. This mask is from the Ashton & Leakey Collection. Roy Ashton and Phil Leakey (1908-1992) worked for Hammer Films during the 1950s and 1960s. They were pioneers of special effects make-up - using cosmetics and prosthetics to transform an actor's appearance. Hammer Film Productions was founded in 1947. Initially, it made low-budget movies based on popular television and radio series, such as Quatermass. In 1957, it released the first colour gothic horror film, 'The Curse Of Frankenstein', which was an enormous succes. During the 1950s and 1960s it went on to produce a series of popular gothic horror films for which it has become renowned.
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Maker: Ashton, Roy (1909-1995)
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In Collection of: National Museum of Photography Film & Television
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Subject(s) > Entertainment & Media > Cinematography & Film
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