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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Illustration by McDermott

Tim Burton was raised in Burbank, California. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price).

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Buster Keaton was an American Comic Actor

Illustrations by Jim McDermott

Buster Keaton was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy.

Mel Brooks Receives AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

Illustrations and Cartoons by Jim McDermott

Mel Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies.

A lifetime of work from Mel Brooks, from film and Broadway hits The Producers and Young Frankenstein to movies including High Anxiety, History of the World – Part I, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles and The Elephant Man.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Director Fritz Lang

Illustrations and Cartooning by Jim McDermott

His most famous films include the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release), and M, made before he moved to the United States, which is considered to be the precursor to the film noir genre.

Monday, June 17, 2013

James Whale - Film Director

Illustration of James Whale film director, by Jim McDermott

He is best remembered for his work in the horror film genre, having directed such classics as Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fay Ray

Illustrations and Cartooning by Jim McDermott

Fay Wray (born Vina Fay Wray; September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian-American actress most noted for playing the female lead in King Kong. Through an acting career that spanned 57 years, Wray attained international renown as an actress in horror movie roles.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Drag Me to Hell

Illustration by Jim McDermott

Lorna Raver as Mrs. Sylvia Ganush: An elderly Hungarian woman who attacks Christine Brown and places a curse on her. Ganush dies the day after the attack, but her soul constantly haunts Christine throughout the film.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Illustration of Rondo Hatton

Illustration of Rondo Hatton by Jim McDermott

Monday, June 3, 2013