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Correction: Today's pic comes from Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, not Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Poor Moose, Chaney's German Shepherd, died in 1944 (with A&CMF coming out 1948 that doesn't make it entirely likely that picture came from that film). Moose was run over by a production truck on a movie set. Chaney must have been devastated. I've altered the article below to reflect the correction.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Today’s pic is of the great Lon Chaney Jr. in his iconic Wolf Man make-up and comes from some down time during the making of Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man where Chaney reprised the role of Larry Talbot alongside Bela Lugosi’s Frankenstein. I've actually not seen this movie, but this is the second picture I've featured from it, the first involving Jack Pierce applying Chaney's make-up. Whoever the still photographer was on this film know what he or she was doing, I tell ya' that because this picture is awesome. In fact it was one of the first images I found that made me want to do this column. Here you have Chaney taking a breather, in full make-up, using his beloved dog Moose as a pillow. Never let it be said that The Wolf Man isn’t a pack animal. Click for a bigger image! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is gonna have an old friend for dinner! See you then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)

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  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    I got nothing

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by UltimaRex


  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    Hat trick!

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Oh, and BTW...

    by UltimaRex

    Armie Hammer for Superman.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    ARMIE and ZOOEY are CLARK and LOIS!!!!!!!

    by wackybantha

    MAKE IT SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    This Column...

    by hegele

    Is one of the only reasons I still come to AICN on a daily basis. Keep it up!

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST


    by Snappy Cumback

    And sleep too, obviously.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Ha! That's fucking awesome!

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Picture, meet desktop.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    Really like that movie.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    The whole Zooey for Lois thing...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...someone at least arrange a photo shoot of Zooey posing as Lois. A minimum of at least 20 pictures. If she can also star as Lois in the next Superman movie, even better.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Zooey = new & improved Margot Kidder

    by Rocco Curioso

    Provided Margot Kidder (back in the day) had been considerably prettier, possessed an abundance of charisma, and not been a coke-ravaged lunatic.<P>In other words... she's PERFECT. Just ask BSB (whose ardent devotion to all things Zooey has since converted me).

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    You know...

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    If you darken that pic slightly and increase the contrast a bit, it really improves the quality of those old greyed-out pics. I do that with vintage porn pics, or i did til i came across a few pics of my granny, back when she was hot. Lesson learned.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    jousha jackson "peter from fringe" for superman

    by ORIONgods

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I agree with hegele

    by disfigurehead

    This is the only reason I go to this site now. I love it.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I guess his dog wasn't fooled by the costume.

    by blackmantis

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Emily Deschanel for Lois

    by HapaPapa72

    At least she has more than one expression on her face when she acts.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    A great BTS pic from a great flick!

    by Screwbini

    And why the HELL are folks talking about Superman here?!!!

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I love that picture.

    by Chewtoy

    That is awesome... And dogs make great pillows. Unless you have one of those tiny, yippy dogs, then it's probably not a good idea.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    "Uh!... oh... I had the strangest dream, Moose."

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    "... I dreamed I visited the future, the year 2010, in fact! But that even so, even after 60 years of scientific and artistic breakthroughs I can't even begin to comprehend right now, special effects experts STILL never quite manage to be able to create a believable, onscreen werewolf!"

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Great Pic! Selma Blair for Lois.

    by planetran_fan

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    I saw what I saw what I saw!

    by Manos

    Well I did.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Bud Westmore

    by wilbur gray

    Bud Westmore did a great job streamlining the original Frankenstein and Wolfman makeups from Jack Pierce's original designs.This behind the scenes picture reminds me of when I was a kid in the early 70's being happy to find any picture from A&C Meet Frankenstein printed in the latest issue of Famous Monsters.Speaking of which,has anybody seen the newest incarnation of that magazine?It's slicker,with better paper,but it doesn't capture the editorial enthusiasm Forry Ackerman brought to the original.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    looks like original wolfman flick makeup

    by alice133

    as opposed to the makeup job from abbott and costello meets frankie. <p>they were very different looking. link goes to pic of abbott + costello wolfman. <p> <p>just sayin.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Sorry to correct you but...

    by Oldnewbie

    This pic was from a break on "Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman". You can also tell it's Jack Pierce's out of the box hand made make-up and not Bud Westmore who did them with latex appliances on "A&C Meet Frankenstein". Ona sad note, poor Moose was run over by a truck sometime shortly after this picture was taken.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Bela's Frankenstein?

    by The_Mad_Groper

    Don't ya mean Boris Karloff?

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Karloff? Sidekick? Fuck you!

    by Sailor Rip

    Karloff does not deserve to smell my shit!

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Frankenstein is not acting.


    It's all make-up and grunting.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Nope, Lugosi played Frankenstein's Monster in Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, not Karloff.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST


    by realpayton34

    Karloff did not reprise the role of Frankenstein for this film, therefore thr role was played by Lugosi. Karloff appeared as Frankenstein three times: the original, Bride of Frankenstein, and Ghost of Frankenstein.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    And Sailor

    by Quint

    Watch the original Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein and then compare it to any of the other imitations and tell me Karloff didn't bring something unique to the role. There's more to acting than dialogue. I guess Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin never really acted until they could speak on screen, right?

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Karloff Starred in Five Frankenstein Movies...

    by Acquanetta

    ...but only three of them featured him as the monster (the original, Bride of, and Son of). He appeared as a mad doctor in House of Frankenstein and as Baron Frankenstein's grandson in Frankenstein 1970. (The latter is technically the only film in which he plays "Frankenstein".) Karloff also donned the famous makeup for a guest appearance on the tv series Route 66.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    I was only adding to my fellow sailors lines from Ed Wood.


    I do believe that playing Frankenstein's monster is definitely acting. Just wanted to clear that up, please don't think I'm that much of an idiot.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Vhat kind of role is FRANKENSTEIN, anyways?!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Nothink but MAKEUP and GRUNTING, ***RRRRRRRR!!!!!****

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by The_Mad_Groper

    Wow... did not know that... Damn I love learning new things! :)

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty


    Is that the actual Ed Wood line? I was pretty sure I had that screwed up somehow. Awesome fuckin' movie that is, Landau was incredible.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    I dunno if the Ed Wood like is verbatim, but it's pretty close

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Martin Landau IS Bela Lugosi in that film. It's downright eerie.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Ed Wood LINE

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • Oct. 17, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Lugosi only played Dracula in two films--

    by Hipshot

    Dracula, and "Abbot and Costello Meet Dracula." Bizarre, eh?

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Compare that to Christopher Lee

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I think he played Dracula a dozen times.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Charisma Carpenter for Lois!

    by dukeroberts

    Make it so!

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    How can you not have seen...

    by eustisclay

    ...Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman? I look at junk that you've had on movie a day, and while I have definitely seen my share of crap, still, I can't believe a horror film fan hasn't done a Frankenstein movie marathon(especially since they're all only about 70 min, shoot, you could watch 4 in about the time you could watch a lord of the rings fim) or at least taken an hour or so to watch one of them. I know you said that you haven't seen this before, but have you seen all the others? You talk about karloff's acting compared to others who've played the role so I assume you've seen at least one non-Karloff Frankenstein. I won't pretend that this film is great, but it is a classic in the sense that it is one of the original Frankenstein series. Plus it's kinda cool to watch the film knowing that Bela was supposed to be talking in the film(was given Ygor's brain in The Ghost of Frankenstein) and they cut that part out.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    I'm an idiot. Without the accent, I totally missed the reference. I thought you were serious!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST


    by Wyndam Earle

    home? I have no home. hunted. despised. i'm okay, let's shoot this fucker!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Rachel Weisz would be a good Lois

    by wilsonfisk89

    Much better than deer-in-headlights, somewhat young and glum Zooey. Lois has background, experience, etc. As Bosworth proved, she doesnt work as a kid.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Tomorrow is Hannibal Lecter.

    by MyNameisSimon

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Just let Erica Durance play Lois on the big screen

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    And have her voice dubbed by Dana Delaney.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    No worries Quint.


  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Damn enter button!


    You are one of the few at this site I respect, so I didn't want you to think I was a moron. I guess I need to make the quotes more obvious next time.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Quint, you haven't seen this yet?!

    by Lord Elric

    My God, then you still have not heard the Dance Of The New Wine? ;) Get thee to a store, library or Netflix que and fast, young Sir!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Just watched the HD version of the original Wolfman off the new Wolfman blu ray last night (been saving that for this month since it hit blu a while back). Can't wait for tomorrow's pic, though! (Watched Silence of the Lambs last Friday)

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    to have Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and the Wolfman on blu ray! Hell, they've already got an HD print of Wolfman. Fucking get it done, Universal!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Two epic CROTCH shots.

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Now that's funny.

    by SID 8.0

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    That bummed me out. Poor Moose. That drive must have felt like shit. I wouldn't want to be on that set that day.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    this pic

    by Dr.007

    best one yet!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Great shot of Chaney & BF

    by madmental

    Though I've seen that shot before, it's always worth another look. Didn't know that Moose met his maker in that fashion, though - what a tragic end.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by scrapegoat

    great pic,you think chaney sniffed mooses butt before he laid down?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Best Feature

    by OlafStapledon

    Quint, this has got to be the best thing AICN has done in quite a while. I'm hoping this series goes on for a long time. Thanks!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Damn good pic

    by AugustusMacReady

    These movies, as well as the A&C meet, were great intros to monsters for a 4-5 yr old.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    70 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader