Wednesday, August 9, 2017
LON CHANEY IS AT IT AGAIN!
The title of this photo by Roman Freulich in the May, 1923 issue of MOTION PICTURE MAGAZINE indicates that Lon Chaney was already well known by theater goers as the actor who could thrill audiences with his outlandish and outre makeups.
His character of Quasimodo in Universal's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is described here in this moody image as "a sinister creature of dark places". They had no idea that Chaney's Erik, the phantom would be next...