Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Lon Chaney (1883-1930) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles. Legendary "Man of a Thousand Faces" born in Colorado Springs, CO took to the stage in 1902, and was in the movies working for Universal by 1912. The master of make-up twisted his body as much as his face in Paramount's The Miracle Man (1919), a personal breakthrough that kicked off his charge to superstardom throughout the following decade—unfortunately, all but a few minutes of this important film are lost. This status is not uncommon for silent films, with London After Midnight (1927) also gone. Luckily, we still have several of Lon Chaney's best loved films around to view, classics including The Penalty (1920), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), He Who Gets Slapped (1924), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Unholy Three (1925), The Unknown (1927), and Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928), among others. Chaney developed lung cancer and movie lovers mourned when the screen legend died of a throat hemorrhage at age 47.
Birthday: April 1