Miss Frankenstein

Thanks for coming over, and like I said, I’ve a good piece of advice I want to give you – always do this before you start …

Four techniques

Excellent advice coming up in a moment

But first, Miss Frankenstein.

Now Miss Frankenstein was a low-budget horror film made late 60s / early 70s.

And you might well wonder about its important historical connection with your chosen subject, stained glass painting.

Yes, you might wonder.

But you will never guess. So let me help you here. Let me tell you the plot.

Miss Frankenstein – the plot

Imagine a lonely mansion atop a hill. High, high up. Lonely and creepy. Dark, too.

Said lonely mansion is home to an equally lonely hunchback.

And said lonely hunchback is desperate for a female companion, so of course he makes one in his laboratory.

(1) This looks nothing like me, and (2) I am happily married, thank you!

(1) This looks nothing like me (too much hair), and (2) I am happily married, thank you!

Next, with the usual electricity and sparks, he succeeds in animating his woman.

Arise, Miss Frankenstein (naked)!

The hunchback is delighted, Miss Frankenstein less so. And, rather than give in to her master’s wishes, Miss Frankenstein drinks this potion she finds (it’s just lying around).

Result – Miss Frankenstein becomes a zombie.

Which means the hunchback is now in for a night of terror (not titillation) as Miss “Zombie” Frankenstein chases him around his lonely house

Great stuff, eh?

Now you joined this newsletter because of your passionate interest in stained glass.

So what’s the connection here?

The tycoon’s 16 skylights

Well, the other week we got our final payment from the tycoon for his 16 stained glass skylights.

Do you see the link now?

The skylights look magnificent. That’s why the tycoon paid us though they’re still in our studio and not yet installed. It’s because he wants them to be … his, all his!

“Yes?”

Well, the skylights’ theme is a little bit strange: monsters, beasts, dragons, gargoyles …

One of the tycoon's stained glass monsters ...

One of the tycoon’s stained glass monsters …

And as for the tycoon’s house – it’s huge – it’s on top of one of the hills in London (yes, the hill is so high, it’s where they lit a beacon to carry news of the Spanish Armada).

“Go on …”

And the whole area is also rather lonely … kind of creepy

“Get to the point!”

Really?

“Yes, really.”

His house is where they filmed Miss Frankenstein

“Ah.”

I found this out by accident just yesterday when I was doing research to write the project’s case-study.

Your free advice

So my free advice to you is:

Always research your client and their home thoroughly before you start their work.

If you’re going to be working on a horror/sex-romp film-set, it’s good to know this before you start.

Truly – experience is a wonderful thing.

Happy glass painting!

Thanks for your time

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10 thoughts on “Miss Frankenstein

  1. Quite amusing this advises during a Friday afternoon. It was very opportune!
    I was curious to see this movie…

  2. THIS is why I always open your mail; even when I’m short on time and only opening the ‘important’ stuff. I never know what I’ll find; but I know it will be something interesting and worthwhile.

    Thank for the laugh… and the good advice too!
    H

  3. Lol! Thank you for the bedtime story! You really have a way with words! Well fancy that, strange he didn’t tell you about the film being made in his house, hope you don’t have to visit the cellar while you are there!!!!! Ha! Ha! Ha!
    Out of curiosity, do you fit the windows yourselves, or do you get someone else to do that for you?
    No doubt the champagne flowed when that job was finished & paid for, what a big commission that was & an amazing opportunity, I am so pleased Nick & I got to see it in progress.
    Bye for now guys & well done!! xxx

  4. Brilliant……

    You could do always do remake of ……. ‘Rear (Stained Glass) Window’ as your next film link!
    In it…… James Stewart would be concentrating so much on the fine detail of the workmanship that he would miss the murder…probably more interesting for the viewer than the original protracted version.

  5. Ah, Stephen! You are quite the master of suspense. I salute you. Where else could one receive solid advice on business and learn obscure movie trivia at the same time? (I will have to find this strange movie!)