The Elephant Man
Joseph Merrick was born in Leicester, England in 1862 as a perfectly healthy baby boy. He died 27 years later in London Hospital having become world-famous as the severely-deformed "Elephant Man."...
Muere John Hurt, el actor que dio vida al hombre elefante
Al público más joven le sonará por ser el actor que diera vida a Garrick Ollivander, el propietario de la tienda de varitas mágicas de la saga Harry Potter; aunque John Hurt ha regalado otros muchos papeles relevantes a la historia del cine.
John Hurt, 'The Elephant Man'
One of film's most amazing achievements in makeup, David Lynch's Elephant Man turned British actor John Hurt into Joseph Merrick, the terribly disfigured Englishman who gained notoriety as a human curiosity during the mid-1800s.
Thomas Kuebler's Sideshow Sculptures
[I originally posted this December 2011. I thought I would repost because our friend Schlitzie's image has popped up around the internet lately in connection with American Horror Story (thanks Bima!), it wouldn't involve a lot of typing and Mr Kuebler has added to his collection] If you drop by here you might notice I sometimes post pictures of wacky art. I found a whole collection today that lead me on a voyage of nostalgic reflection and adventure. It was a collection of pictures of…
Elephant Man, Joseph Carey Merrick - InfoBarrel
Joseph Carey Merrick lived his life in Victorian England as a "human novelty exhibit". As the infamous "Elephant Man" Merrick's grotesque appearance was sufficent to incite public outrage; he made women faint at the sight of him. Beneath his hideous deformities, however, lay the spirit of a sensitive, albeit wounded soul, with intelligence and respect for other living things, including those who'd wronged him.