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Dick Smith Has Passed Away, Aged 92

Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of “The Godfather of Make-Up” Dick Smith on Wednesday, 30 July 2014, aged 92. He was responsible for the groundbreaking special effects make-up seen in The Exorcist; turning little Linda Blair into a possessed demon and precisely aging Max von Sydow several decades. …

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Rare items: Dick Smith was here!

I just received this photograph of some rare Exorcist items via email from Exorcist Fansite member Hatter76: “…here is a Pic of some Exorcist relics, Demon Tongue and a Merrin Cheek. I believe this Picture was at a Make-up Effects event/convention in LA, I know dick Smith was there!” The …

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Happy Birthday Max von Sydow, turns 80

World renowned actor Max von Sydow was just 42 years old when he began production on The Exorcist, bringing the character of Father Merrin to life. Famously aged by make-up artist Dick Smith to look many years older, Max delivered one of the finest performances of his stellar career. Today, …

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