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Things Roddy said during House of Dracula

Haven’t done one of these for a while. Fiona’s brother Roddy, who has the chromosomal disorder Williams Syndrome, hasn’t been to visit for ages, because he’s no longer really able to travel without disastrous consequences. 451 more words


The Man of a Thousand Faces

Lon Chaney, born in 1883, was known as “the man of a thousand faces”. A star in vaudeville, he went on to become one of the best-known actors of the “horror” genre. 604 more words

Learning To Draw

Nicolas Delort Releases Another Stunning Print With Dark Hall Mansion: "The Phantom Of The Opera"

It’s almost impossible to imagine how fantastic and frightening “The Phantom of the Opera” was for fans when it first came out in 1925.   355 more words


February 10, 1960: Two Holes, No Waiting

Depending on the age of the viewer, The Tonight Show is synonymous with Jay Leno, Johnny Carson, or perhaps Jack Paar. Paar was at its helm from 1957 to 1962. 629 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Feature: Lon Chaney Jr. - How the Wolfman was the Hunchback’s Son

Acting dynasties and show business families are not rare to find in Hollywood. The Coppola family includes directors Francis-Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola, and the actors such as Jason Schwartzman, Talia Shire and Nicholas Cage. 610 more words



As a child of the 60s and 70s, I grew up reading about Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932), but having been banned in several countries, it was never shown on television and remained-for me-something akin to a “lost film,” achieving mythical status. 15,327 more words

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