updated: 06/12/2002

horror makeup: Lilly Munster

There have various attempts to revive The Munsters: Lee Meriwether in The New Munsters (aka The Munsters Today); Veronica Hamel in Here Come The Munsters; and Ann Magnuson in The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas. But we all know that there is nobody who has measured up to Yvonne de Carlo.

Steve Johnson’s XFX recreated the character makeup for Here Come The Munsters with Bill Corso as makeup fx supervisor and Julie Hewitt responsible for the Lilly Munster application. I have no information on who did the makeup for The Munsters’scary Little Christmas or for The New Munsters. Karl Silvera was makeup artist for both Munster, Go Home and The Munsters’ Revenge: with Perc Westmore and Bud Westmore credited as makeup co-ordinators on the former. I don’t know who was the original makeup artist for the TV series: Perc Westmore took it over and rejigged the makeup for the characters. In his obituary John Chambers was credited with working on The Munsters but I’m not sure when. If anyone can help me sort out the makeup credits please email me.