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When a film opens up with a raspy-voiced Lon Chaney, Jr. ardently singing the title song, it almost comes with a guarantee of a weird trip ahead. 926 more words

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The Light of Faith (Hope Hampton, 1927)

The Light of Faith (Hope Hampton, 1927)
Directed by Clarence Brown
Starring Hope Hampton, E.K. Lincoln, and Lon Chaney

The Light in the Dark was a seven reel (about 90 minute) feature released in 1922 starring Hope Hampton. 1,054 more words


Thunder 1929

This long lost, silent picture has a family connection. Starring Lon Chaney (The Man of a Thousand Faces), it was filmed on the Chicago & North Western Railroad near Green Bay, Wisconsin.  180 more words

Stage 28: A different kind of theatre preservation

Much has been written in this blog about the loss of older movie theatres, despite attempts to preserve them. Many movie palaces of the twenties, representing the finest period of construction, have been lost. 338 more words

Todd Browning's Vampires.

Not an FMOF cover (I don’t think!) but a lovely Basil Gogos painting of Todd Browning, troubled and sometimes controversial director, with Lon Chaney as the ‘Man in the beaver fur hat’ from London After Midnight (1927) and Bela Lugosi as Count Mora and Carroll Borland as his daughter/lover Luna from Mark Of The Vampire (1935).


Rejection Brings Out The Monster In Mister Chaney!

(thanks, GoodOldDaysReturns!)


Sooo, Creighton Tull Chaney fancied himself a crooner, huh? That’s a clip from the 1934 movie, “Girl O’ My Dreams” in case your interested. 159 more words


The Unholy Three, Happy Anniversary! Classic Film, Starring the One and the Only, Lon Chaney; Directed by the One and the Only Tod Browning!

What a film! Heightened to surrealism by the uncanny acting of Lon Chaney; darkened (as always) by the strangest directing hand in Hollywood history, Tod Browning! 50 more words

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