“Forgotten Hollywood”- Seven Degrees of Education…

Posted on March 8, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`For folks who follow my Forgotten Hollywood blog, you may know that one of my day jobs is an Adjunct Faculty member at  Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA. I am a professor in Radio Broadcasting classes.

“`A talented alum, Rick Baker, who attended Mt. SAC as an Art student from 1969 to 1971, won the very first Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling; the initial year it was awarded in 1982, for his work in An American Werewolf in London. He has received a record seven Academy Awards for his efforts on Harry and the Hendersons, The Nutty Professor, Men in BlackEd WoodHow the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Wolfman remake.


RICK BAKER                         BORIS KARLOFF        JACK PIERCE     

“`He also won a BAFTA and an Emmy. In 2009, he won the Jack Pierce Lifetime Achievement Award. Pierce was the iconic creator of Universal Studios monsters of the 1930s and 1940s.

“`An innovator in makeup effects for television, Baker went on to serve as an artist makeup assistant on  The Exorcist, which helped him prepare for a career providing award-winning makeup effects in many movie genres from comedy, to science fiction and horror films. Rick created the Michael Jackson creature transformation in the music video Thriller. His special makeup effects include using foam, latex and gel applications to create cutting-edge images for celluloid.

“`Mt. SAC recognized Baker in 1997 with a George H. Bell Award for Outstanding Alumnus at the 19th Annual Friends of the College Awards Program in 1997. Rick has visually changed the face of American cinema.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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