Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bleeding Hearts Day Challenge

Dear Debi of Easel & Quill has given us all a Bleeding Hearts Day Challenge to complete this Valentine's weekend, and while the aim may have been to come up with an original pairing, I could not resist dedicating this post to my beloved Munsters, Lily and Herman.

Fred Gwynne and Yvonne de Carlo as Herman and Lily Munster

The original series comprised only 70 episodes and ran from September 1964 to May 1966, although it continued to grow in popularity and is still widely adored to this day. 

Fred Gwynne and Yvonne de Carlo as Herman and Lily Munster
Fred Gwynne and Yvonne de Carlo as Herman and Lily Munster

I was first introduced to this wonderful show when I was a small child, and have loved it ever since. The opening theme, below, never fails to put a smile on my face. :)



Of course, no post about 'The Munsters' would be complete without some gorgeous photos of the characters who inspired their creation. 


Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride

Lily and Herman were based on Universal Studios' depictions of Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride in their 1930s films. 


Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster and Bride

Not only did Universal Studios produce 'The Munsters', they also brought in Hollywood horror make-up legend Bud Westmore, who had pioneered many make-up effects and designs for Universal's Monster movies.


Bride, Lily, Frankenstein's Monster and Herman Munster
Thank you for hosting, dear Debi!  

16 comments:

  1. Even horror monsters have a romantic heart.

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  2. Lily and Herman were so cute - almost as cute as Gomez and Morticia. Thanks for all the great pics and have a lovely weekend! :)

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  3. Beautiful, skilled artists and timeless , Perfection to me! Yvonne de Carlo was a true beauty as well as many , no tricky camera work needed here! The monster men could hold their own as well ! lol
    Thk u creative heart , such a well round group! Now let's cleanup this planet shall we!
    xoxoDebi

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  4. They are perfect! Even their fashion sense. ;-)

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  5. Ooh, another perfect coupling! I love this post!

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  6. I always loved Herman ... such a big goof. And I've always wished my hair would go grey in a nice big strip down the middle like Lily's. Sadly, doesn't look like that's gonna happen. :)

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    1. Then you'll just have to MAKE it happen, won't you??? ;-)

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    2. Oh, I've tried, Lucretia! The grey streak turns green on me! Nasty. ;)

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  7. I especially love the last image with all four lovelies! I don't know that I've ever actually stopped to compare the hair and makeup of the Bride and Lily side by side. Gorgeous!

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  8. A great perfect pairing, I loved watching the Munsters when I was young. Thanks for the happy journey down memory lane.

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  9. Do you know...I ad never made the connection between Lilly and the Bride !!! Fabulous post :D XXX

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  10. It sure was fun hearing The Munster's theme song again. Nice post!

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  11. Lily Munster is gorgeous! I need to find the original series!

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  12. Great post ;o) I love The Munsters ;o)

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  13. Thanks! You just convinced me to get my hands on The Munster series (we weren't so lucky to have it over here in SA when I was a kid).

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