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Boris Karloff as The Mummy in "The Mummy"

Boris Karloff is the actor who, of all others, most certainly owes fame and position to skill in make-up. He was for some time a "straight" actor without much success.; but when he began to specialize in elaborate and horrifying disguises, he made a series of successes (among which Frankenstein may be specially clearly remembered), and is now one of the most treasured actors that Universal Pictures have at command,. Here is his intricate make-up in The Mummy, the detail of which shows how much more thoroughly this sort of thing must be done for the camera than for the footlights.