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Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein, 1935






via electronicalrattlebag:wickedhalo: oldhollywood:suicideblonde:soulcookie:
The swans in Regents Park in London inspired me in my performance. They’re really very nasty creatures, always hissing at you. So I used the memory of that hiss. The soundmen ran some of my hisses and screams backwards to add to the strangeness. I spent so much time screaming that I lost my voice and couldn’t speak for days.

Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein, 1935

via electronicalrattlebag:wickedhalo: oldhollywood:suicideblonde:soulcookie:

The swans in Regents Park in London inspired me in my performance. They’re really very nasty creatures, always hissing at you. So I used the memory of that hiss. The soundmen ran some of my hisses and screams backwards to add to the strangeness. I spent so much time screaming that I lost my voice and couldn’t speak for days.