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Celebrating a Performance that was …
“All part of the day’s work.”

November 11th, 2021

Ninety years ago this month, when James Whale’s Frankenstein was being made, “nobody recognized the importance of the film and the impact it would have on cinema history. It was just part of the day’s work, as far as my father was concerned.” That’s according to Sara Karloff, daughter of the man who created one of cinema’s most iconic performances.

<<< All part of the day’s work. Boris Karloff and Colin Clive break for tea on the set of Bride Frankenstein (1934).

Sara makes the comment on this week’s installment of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, and it’s just one of the many insights offered during an installment that also features writer-producer Ron MacCloskey and author-historian Gregory Mank. Along the way, the conversation touches on the new documentary Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster, which is now available in select theatres and via video on demand.

Both the podcast and film are part of an ongoing celebration of the 90th anniversary of Karloff’s debut as the monster. Check them out if you have the chance. And then, if you’re in Pittsburgh on November 12, make plans to drop by The New Hazlett Theatre when Prime Stage hosts a very special post-show discussion that will follow their 8:00 PM performance of Randy Bower’s Karloff: The Man and the Monster.

Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff >>>

Featuring special virtual appearances by Sara Karloff, playwright Randy Bowser, and Karloff historian Stephen Jacobs, the Prime Stage event will be hosted by Producing Artistic Director Wayne Brinda and will also include a live appearance by Karloff actor David Nackman.

It’s not to be missed.

Below: The official trailer for Prime Stage Theatre’s Karloff: The Man and the Monster, starring David Nackman and directed by Arthur Deconciliis.