About Lon Chaney Sr.
Lon Chaney Senior, (4/1/1883 - 8/26/1930) 'The Man of 1,000 Faces' left an indelliblemark on silent films, and died at their twilight. He took most of his makeup secrets to his grave. A very private person, his grave is unmarked, and biographers commented often that "between pictures, there is no Lon Chaney." The makeup kit itself is reportedly in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum.
This image is from 'London After Midnight,' a lost film that is only
known by a handful of stills. A stylized version of his image was
used as the logo of 'Creature Features,' a WGN Chicago Saturday night horror
show of the 1970's.
Selected Horror Filmography
The Oubliette - 1914
Threads of Fate - 1915
Bondage - 1917
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - 1923
The Shock - 1923
The Monster - 1925
The Phantom of the Opera - 1925
London After Midnight - 1927
Laugh, Clown, Laugh - 1928
The Unholy Three 1930 (his last film)