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Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Apr 19th, 2019. Artwork published in .
Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein 1
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Baron Frankenstein creates two “zombies” – one male, one female – planning to mate them in order to create a master race. — IMDb

One of [main actor] Udo Kier’s most vivid memories from “Flesh for Frankenstein” was the infamous ‘internal organ’ scene. Real animal organs were used that were left unrefrigerated on the set for several hours. Udo had to pull the organs out of a prop dummy with his bare hands and hold them up to his face. He has said he will never forget that smell. — IMDb

The Italian Horror movie Flesh For Frankenstein (1973) was named Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein in the United States in 1974 for marketing reasons. Andy Warhol himself (allegedly one of five producers) was hardly involved. He was credited for the movie largely due to earlier collaborations with director Paul Morissey and the appearance of his protégé Joe Dallesandro in the role of Nicholas the stable boy.

Bradley is used on both the poster and in the theatrical trailer, with lifted initial caps (again). The credits use what looks like Trade Gothic and the movie title – lettered with red paint on a photo print skin, sliced and stitched back together – seems to be modeled after Franklin Gothic (but with a different leg on the R). The same type treatment was re-used for the 2015 vinyl release with the original movie soundtrack.

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  • Bradley
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1 Comment on “Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein

  1. The metadata in the Creativity 4 publication (1975) says:

    AD: Larry Lurin
    Photographer: Merlin Bloch
    Agency: The Rosebud Studio

  2. Thanks, Jay. Credits added.

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