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Thursday, 26 July 2018

BEHIND THE SCENES: MASK MYTH MAKER!



Posing for an of-its-time magazine shoot wearing the mark of a horned devil of the US filmed Cantina insert sequences (later known as a Devaronian, and played in January 1977 by one of the female ILM secretaries), Rick Baker's job on the original Star Wars, despite pretty low pay and little time to do his work in comparison to another project he was then working on, was ultimately a dream come true for the makeup/mask pioneer, on the kind of space adventure he'd always wanted to see come to cinematic life. Recommended to Lucas by ILM staffer Denis Muren, Baker had already started to become an enthused legend in his field, and had recently played King Kong in a 1976 remake.

Classic Rick Baker 1977 interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4CFR6sv3Ak&feature=youtu.be

Modern Baker interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDyq6p7_dQo

With thanks to Chris Baker.

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