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Films of Lon Chaney

Films of Lon Chaney
Your Price: $49.99 CDN
Author: Michael F. Blake
Publisher: Vestal Press
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 376
Pub. Date: 1998
ISBN-10: 1879511266
ISBN-13: 9781879511262

About the Book:

The Films of Lon Chaney by renowned film historian Michael F. Blake is the most complete filmography of Lon Chaney's work ever compiled. Best known for his roles as the title characters in the silent films The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera, master of disguises Lon Chaney was a remarkably versatile actor and makeup artist who appeared in over 150 films, less than a third of which survive (among his other groundbreaking characterizations are Treasure Island's Blind Pew and Oliver Twist's Fagin).

In the research leading up to this volume, Michael F. Blake uncovered a previously unknown Chaney film title, and the discovery enriches our knowledge of this legendary film actor. The Films of Lon Chaney contains summaries of each of Chaney's 158 known appearances, along with cast and crew lists, plot synopsis, selected reviews, and behind-the-scenes information on the productions. Also included are 120 photographs, most of which are published for the first time. Many frame enlargements of Chaney's seldom-seen home movies are included – a special treat for film buffs.

The Films of Lon Chaney is the definitive filmography of one of cinema's greatest actors. Easy accessible, this book belongs on the shelves of Chaney fans and film historians alike.

What people say:

"Detailed filmography of Chaney's 158 known film appearances, from 1913 through 1930, each entry including information on cast and crew, plot synopsis, excerpts from contemporary reviews, and behind-the-scenes information. Contains information on recently discovered Chaney films, and 120 photographs from his films, many published for the first time." — Booknews

About the Author:

Michael F. Blake is a former actor and retired make-up artist who worked in the film industry for sixty years. He has won two Best Makeup Emmy Awards as part of the makeup team for Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (1999) and Key & Peele (2016). Widely recognized as the leading biographer of silent film star Lon Chaney, he has provided DVD audio commentaries for several Lon Chaney films, and has also been a guest speaker at Chaney retrospectives held in New York, Los Angeles, and Italy.