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silent film actor

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Mysteries and Scandals - Lon Chaney

Started by Dave Miller Dec 4, 2013. 0 Replies

Flesh and Blood, 1922

Started by Dave Miller. Last reply by The Giant Oct 22, 2013. 1 Reply

What if Chaney Had Lived?

Started by Tim. Last reply by PHROSO Mar 7, 2013. 15 Replies

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Comment by Terra Markov on May 12, 2016 at 6:00pm
My Favorite Lon Chaney Sr. Movie Is The Unknown (1927)
Comment by Dave Miller on August 1, 2015 at 6:39pm

Lon Chaney Sr. in make-up as the Opera Ghost in the silent classic, The Phantom of the Opera (1925).

According to the Hollywoodland site, "It seems that Chaney’s ghost was reportedly seen sitting on a public bench at the corner of Hollywood and Vine.
Then in October 1942, Chaney’s bench disappeared and his ghost no longer was seen."

Stranger than fiction, it seems. For the whole story:
http://allanellenberger.com/lon-chaneys-ghost/

The page also has a photo of the bench before it disappeared, featuring Lon Chaney Jr.

Comment by Kenneth Walker on July 9, 2015 at 7:48am

By the way, I omitted my top favorite. the late great Sir Christopher Lee !

Comment by Kenneth Walker on July 9, 2015 at 7:46am

As  many of you are aware both Chaneys are in my top three of favorite actors. Sr. was a master of make up and pantomime, Chaney Jr, was unfortunately type cast early in his career but still managed excellent cameo's and character roles. add to that list Vincent Price and Boris Karloff and you have my top five of all time  greats!

Comment by Dave Miller on July 8, 2015 at 10:15pm

Comment by Dave Miller on May 10, 2015 at 7:00pm

Watch out when you admit this guy into your country!. I hear he is a real wolf!.

Comment by Kenneth Walker on May 9, 2015 at 11:58am

I'VE always been a big fan of both Lon sr.and  jr. As great an artist as he was in silent, its my own personal opinion that Chaney sr would reach thse heights in he sound era. Pantomine was a big part of Lons success . He would have been a star in the talkies, but not the success that he was in the silent. imho

Comment by Dave Miller on May 9, 2015 at 10:56am

THE SCARLET CAR (1917) Lon Chaney

Comment by Dave Miller on May 9, 2015 at 9:16am

1914 The Oubliette [Lon Chaney, Pauline Bush]

Comment by Dave Miller on March 3, 2015 at 10:33am

The father of Universal Horror Films played 2 roles in the 1920 production of "Treasure Island." Was there ever a greater artist?

 

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