Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In search of JONATHAN FRID

I received a message last night from Dwayne Whitehead, a sculptor seeking help in finding a very unique DARK SHADOWS artifact. Here's what he had to say:
My name is Dwayne Whitehead and my brother and I used to run a Halloween prop company named Prop Masters, Inc. We did work for retailers, theme parks, haunted attractions , and museums. We've done work for Hollywood Wax Museum, Chaney Entertainment, as well as many other Higher end Businesses.
I did all of the sculpting for our company. Whenever there was a high profile character I needed to do I would try to use the actor's life cast to get as accurate as I could to the character. For years now I have been looking for a copy of a life cast of JONATHAN FRID to do a Barnabas Collins figure. I have contacted the original make up artist's (DICK SMITH) people to see if they could help with finding a copy of the life cast. I know they made one of Mr. Frid to do the old age make up but nobody seems to know where to find a copy of this cast.
My question to you is obviously do you know where I could acquire a copy of this life cast (even if it was on loan)? If you could help me out on finding a copy of this life cast I would be more than happy to give you a copy of the completed head for your efforts.

I've included a few photos of some of my work so you my have an idea of what I'm thinking of doing and to see the detail I put into my work.

Thank you for your time and any help you could give would be more than appreciated.
So do any of you know what happened to Frid's life cast? Is it in the hands of a collector, or possibly sitting in a storage locker? Was it destroyed years ago? If you know how to help Dwayne, leave a comment below, or shoot me a private message. My e-mail link is in the tabs at the top of the page.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too would like a nice life cast original{ unlikely] or copy of Jonathan Frid from House or The show. There is however a cast that has been floating around. The haunted studios Check ebay , which they sell once and awhile $50..00 to $100.00- but be warned the cast has { original source} deteriorated so much you can barely tell it is him . Hope this helps!

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