A Star for Mr. Pierce on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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To: Jeff Zucker, President & Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal

and

Ron Meyer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Studios

and

The executives of Universal Studios, et al.





WHEREAS Universal Studios became a top Hollywood Motion-Picture studio during the decade of the 1930s, largely on the basis of the Horror Films that were produced there,

and

WHEREAS an important factor in the success of those features, and their continued popularity and place in popular culture, were the iconic looks and trademarked designs of the Universal Monsters such as Frankensteins Monster, Dracula, the Mummy, and the Wolf-Man,

and

WHEREAS the individual largely responsible for the creation of those monsters, Jack P. Pierce, was summarily dismissed from Universal-International as the Golden Age of Hollywood Horror drew to a close, and subsequently has never received his due and proper recognition,

and

WHEREAS the impending re-release of the 1932 film THE MUMMY, starring Boris Karloff, and featuring some of Mr. Pierces finest make-up work, on DVD has occasioned a renewed interest in this Hollywood pioneer,

WE the undersigned do hereby request and petition the above-named officers of Universal Studios and its parent company to fully fund a Star on Hollywoods Walk of Fame, as recognition of Mr. Pierces contributions, both to the history of film-making, and to the success and longevity of Universal Studios.