The Film Score Freak Recognizes: ☆ ‘The Man of a Thousand Faces’ It’s Lon Chaney’s Birthday April 1st

Lon Chaney
Lon Chaney Sr. (Leonidas Chaney) April 1 1883- August 26 1930

The Film Score Freak wants to pay tribute to The Man of a Thousand Faces, the inimitable Lon Chaney Sr. who’s evocative style of physical performance, volatile and poignant, effusive, penetrating and always sublime characterizations created some of the most memorable roles in cinematic history.

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney, we here at The Last Drive In wish you never get slapped, never to be unknown, never to be in the shadows or swing from a bell unless you’re ringing it for joy, to keep your wonderful face unmasked and the music playing til the ends of time, no matter how many thumbs or arms or legs you have, or whatever unholy mischief you might be up to, we adore you forever from here to Zanzibar….

My song ‘Passing/Arriving’ appears on my lo-fi album The Amber Session, you can visit my official site at Ephemera 

He_Who_Gets_Slapped
as Paul Beamont or HE in He Who Gets Slapped 1924
Laugh, Clown, Laugh with Loretta Young
as Tito in Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) with Loretta Young
Lon Chaney andnJoan Crawford The Unknown
Alonzo in The Unknown 1927 with Joan Crawford
Lon Chaney as The Phantom
Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera 1925
Lon_Chaney_as_Chinese_immigrant_Yen_Sin_in_the_film_Shadows_(1922)
Lon Chaney as Chinese Immigrant Yen Sin in Shadows (1922)
London after Midnight
as Professor Edward C. Burke in London After Midnight 1927
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923
The Miracle Man in and out of costume
Chaney in and out of his costume as The Frog for The Miracle Man 1919
The Penalty with Ethel_Grey_Terry_and_Lon_Chaney
as Blizzard in The Penalty 1920 with Ethel Terry
The Shock
as Wilse Dilling in The Shock 1923
The Unholy 3 (1930)
Echo – The Ventriloquist in The Unholy Three 1930
West of Zanzibar
Phroso in West of Zanzibar 1928
The Unknown with Joan Crawford
Alfonso in The Unknown with Joan Crawford

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney-With love to a man of many monsters from a MonsterGirl

2 thoughts on “The Film Score Freak Recognizes: ☆ ‘The Man of a Thousand Faces’ It’s Lon Chaney’s Birthday April 1st

  1. Great collection of photos! They really showcase his considerable talent.

    Sadly, my wifi was acting up and I was not able to hear the music tribute – my connection was skipping too much to get any real sense of the music … :(

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