#onasetsaturday : HERE'S A PAGE from Peter Cushing personal script for Amicus films, 'And Now The Screaming Starts' lots of notations from Peter in his own hand. Much here about his attention to detail concerning the costume, the boots and... that wig. Despite in later years, he support the opinion that the wig made him 'look like Helen Hayes'...it was at Peter's own request that the wig should be used and that he should wear it..'
PETER CUSHING'S own frame of reference to the wig he wore in 'And Now, The Screaming Starts', 'Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell' and as Count Gerard De Merret in LA GRANDE BRETECHE, an episode of Anglia Television's popular series 'Orson Welles Great Mysteries' in 1973.
IN HIS NOTES above he has made reminder to make up and hair that, the 'back of wig should be round neck line' and '..full at sides, not flat on top'. The notes cover everything from the appearance of the boots or plimsolls, the colour of the trousers, his watch chain and gun... all researched, spot on and accurate for the period of the film... which uncharacteristically Cushing gives himself a little leeway with 1790...ISH!
Interestingly... a flick through our scrapbooks shows that Peter's association with this style of wig started way before 1973... it's first appearance turns up in this a very rare vintage Radio Times clipping from the BBC's BEAU BRUMMELL play, broadcast on 14th and 18th March 1954 with Peter as George Bryan Brummell...
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