Saturday, 28 May 2016

Here Comes the Bride!


Today's the day to celebrate our favourite monster! So may I present -- the Bride of Frankenstein!


The 1935 movie Bride of Frankenstein was British actress Elsa Lanchester's greatest movie role!


She brought undeniably ghoulish glamour to the screen -- oh, that hair!


And it's a style that looks good on everybody --


The Bride's enduring appeal continues today. She is a pop culture icon -- immediately recognizable in whatever setting in which she is presented and in whatever modern trappings of style!





And you know what? It looks like she got over her aversion to Frankie! Hey, a girl has needs.


And finally, many thanks to Leeanna of Can We Have a New Witch, Ours Melted for sending me this marvelous gif of the incomparable Madeline Kahn's Bride in Young Frankenstein!


44 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh boy I've never heard or seen her before! Or the film. Oops. have a great weekend Debra!

Dr. Theda said...

Cool images and great choice of "topic" ...
we will post later... "issues" arose...

Winter Moon said...

I too love The Bride ♥

A wonderful post with brilliant images, and that last one, ha! 😊

Little Gothic Horrors said...

Oh, this is splendid!! I was hoping someone would do a post chock-full of Bride-y goodness!! Thanks so much for joining the party!!

DEZMOND said...

if there ever was a fresh looking bride like her....

MonsterMartha said...

Love the bride, one of the best of that iconic monster movie time

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wonderful photos. That hair is truly iconic! I showed a feline Bride in our group post.

The Captain said...

I used to love those vintage horror movies when I was a kid. They used to show them late night (I think on BBC2). It's a shame they didn't give Billie Piper the same hairdo in Penny Dreadful!

Marie Smith said...

Lol. My favourite is the cat, an image it is hard to forget. But...who would want to?

Rosemary said...

I suspected that a cat might appear somewhere on this post - do know images of Helena Bonham-Carter? she always makes me think of the Bride of Frankenstein.

Leeanna said...

My all time favorite is Madeline Kahn from Young Frankenstein. I'm surprised you didn't post that gif meme when she comes from the bathroom kicks off her shoes as she approaches the bed, wets her thumb and touches her ass and makes a sizzle sound like she's hot. That was so funny.

Willym said...

A fine actress and performer but a strange woman was our Elsa - she had a love-hate marriage with the great Charles Laughton. She found out early in their marriage that he was gay and lived with it. Bu according to several biographies, she made his last days, as he lay dying of cancer, unbearable. She then became both the bearer and the destroyer of his legacy.

laurie said...

she was perfect for that role and I love her hair,, wish I had streaks like that,, I have them starting but I doubt I live long enough for them to be that white lol,,

Rommy said...

These are so cute! It's nice to see the Bride get some appreciation.

Brewella Deville said...

That the character of the monster's bride would become an icon when she was only in the last fifteen minutes or so of the movie says a lot about Lanchester's performance.

Cheryl said...

Those gray streaks really are iconic. I am not really into horror movies, but I did find Madeline Khan's bride in Young Frankenstein, hilarious.

Fun post, Debra.

mistress maddie said...

DEBS, have I ever told you the Madeline Kahn gif is my exact routine when I enter the boudoir with company? I look much the same when I get p too....uncanny.

lady M said...

Love that Madeline Kahn - she's a classic.

JACKIESUE said...

sigh* I miss ole Madeline Kahn..

Ladan Soodmand said...

Hey there! Firstly, I'd like to thank you for commenting on my MMM postie. Secondly, Happy May Monster Madness to you! I hope you have a very bootiful and monstrous day, as well as a monstrously awesome weekend.

Much love <3 xoxo

Missy George said...

Laugh out loud funny..I'm not sure it looks great on everybody though..Poor kitty..Enjoy your weekend and Monster Maddness.

Magaly Guerrero said...

This is just delicious, Debra. The woman has the best hair ever. And so does the cat. One day, I need to dress up as her. I can't believe I haven't done it yet. I mean, I totally have the afro for it. I just need to get the dress... and the chic stitches.

Happiest MMM!

John M said...

Very sexy!

Sharon Rawson said...

Fabulous! Love them all!

The Professor said...

I absolutely love the Bride ... and yes, Madeline Kahn is one of my favorites! Happy May Monster Madness!

Janie Junebug said...

I wish I could get my hair to stay up like that. Mine always frizzes and falls.

Love,
Janie

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for this fun post

jaz@octoberfarm said...

young frankenstein was the best...and madeline kahn, what can i say!

e said...

Elsa Lanchester was one of my late mother's favorite actresses! The episode on 'I Love Lucy' was classic!

Holly B. Strange said...

LOVE these pictures! I have a photo similar to the one with the martini.

Professor Chaos said...

I once dated someone with hair like that. Well, not that 'do, but that texture. She made a very convincing Bride of Frankenstein on Halloween,

Sylvie D said...

I love this post. Bride Of Frankenstein is so awesome! <3

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Such cool images! And the cat...LOL...

G. B. Miller said...

I like how the show Penny Dreadful put a new twist on the Bride of Frankenstein. Made her more human and just a tad darker.

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Jane K said...

A bride with class and glamour plus a fantastic hair do, that Frankenstein was one lucky guy.

Bob Johns said...

Yeah have to love the bride!

Guillaume said...

What's that May Monster Madness? I didn't know about it. It's a great movie, but I far prefer the source material, in which the Bride never shows up, or at least never comes to life. The bride of the Creature that is, because this is what the Bride of Frankenstein truly is.

Gina said...

I am so going to have to get me a fix of Young Frankenstein now *pronounced Fronkensteen* ...she is certainly one classy bride :D XXX

Liz M. Caplon said...

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Magic Love Crow said...

Cool! Always loved the Bride of Frankenstein! Her hair is wicked!! I want a cat like that! LOL!

klahanie said...

Hey Debra!

Where'd you get those picture of my ex wife, eh?

Gary :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Hee hee!

The Happy Whisk said...

THis is great. I draw myself as her for the Happy Halloween banner and I make Tim, the Monster. Fun stuff.

Happy Weekend.

Lynn said...

Loved that movie. :)