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From left, Joel Harlow, Mindy Hall and Barney Burman pose in the press room with the Oscar for best achievement in make-up for "Star Trek" at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

HERALD ONLINE EXTRA: His effects are special: Joel Harlow creates the unimaginable (April 14, 1991)

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Joel Harlow won an Oscar for Best Makeup Sunday night. This is a 1991 Herald article about Harlow.


During the fall of 1985, he was a Grand Forks high school senior using Mom's oven to create severed heads and stomach cavities.


"This," Joel Harlow said then," is what I want to do for a living."

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