Fake Shemps

Notice all of the cinematic techniques used to conceal the fact that Shemp is dead. My favorite is keeping his back turned to the camera. Had me fooled when I was a kid.

According to Wikipedia, the term has become more generalized: Fake Shemp:

Fake Shemp or simply, “Shemp,” is the term for someone who appears in a film under heavy make-up, filmed from the back, or perhaps only showing an arm or a foot.

Via The J-Walk Blog


~ by The 1955 Hudson on July 22, 2011.

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