AC Gallery: Young Frankenstein
Photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Unit photography by John Monte
The 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein was meant to be a satire of the classic Universal monster movies of the 1930s — of the original Frankenstein in particular — but during the near 50 years since its release, the film has become a classic in its own right.
Directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars comedy legends Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman and the incomparable Gene Wilder.
In the July 1974 issue of AC, cinematographer Gerald Hirschfeld, ASC wrote a detailed article describing the process of revisiting the 1930’s Transylvania as seen in the Universal films, and we were provided with a plethora of artwork for the film that was still months from its December release.
Below we’ve included some of this additional artwork, which was just too abundant to all fit in with the primary article, which is now also available to read here: The Story Behind the Filming of Young Frankenstein.