Ben Chapman relaxes between takes on the set of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, dir. Jack Arnold) (via Hollywood Horror: Gothic to Cosmic)
“The reason they didn’t credit me in the movie, and this is crazy, is  the studio wanted to give the impression, the illusion, that it was a  real creature. If you see the original Frankenstein, Boris  [Karloff] doesn’t get credit. It’s a question mark in the credit. I  looked at the studio and asked if they thought the people were that  stupid, and they said, ‘You’d be surprised what people believe’”

Ben Chapman relaxes between takes on the set of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, dir. Jack Arnold) (via Hollywood Horror: Gothic to Cosmic)

“The reason they didn’t credit me in the movie, and this is crazy, is the studio wanted to give the impression, the illusion, that it was a real creature. If you see the original Frankenstein, Boris [Karloff] doesn’t get credit. It’s a question mark in the credit. I looked at the studio and asked if they thought the people were that stupid, and they said, ‘You’d be surprised what people believe’”