While fishing for ideas for the look of Bela Lugosi's "Sayer of the Law" in the 1932 Island of Lost Souls (above),
Wally Westmore came up with this fairly simple test design. Bela was probably disappointed when the design was changed to
almost completely cover his distinguished features with fur.
Chip off the old block Lon Chaney Jr. attempted to follow in his father's footsteps and created his own test make-up for One
Million B.C. (right). Unfortunately, by 1940 when the film was made, union rules prohibited actors from also doing make-up
and the job was handled by a studio make-up man.