Starrett on Frankenstein

February 2, 2010

“I’ll never forget.  Before we worked together in “Mask of Fu Manchu”, during the summer we had a terrible drought.  Boris was making “Frankenstein”.  I lived above him in Coldwater Canyon.  One evening, I was driving home when I nearly drove my car into a ditch!  There in a beautiful garden was the Monster itself, tenderly watering the roses.  Boris was such a dedicated gardener that he was afraid he’d lose the roses to the heat, so had rushed home without taking off his makeup to catch them at sundown – the best time for watering…  It was quite a sight.”

— Charles Starrett

This anecdote from the website, Peeping Tom.  Please forgive any errors in my translation.