Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000901322: LON CHANEY

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Exceptionally rare and highly desirable vintage 8x10-inch matte-finish double-weight sepia-tone publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen for cameraman L.E. Roberts, sometimes credited as Lou Roberts, in the 1920s. In remarkably good condition and superb for display. One-of-a-kind horror icon Lon Chaney, Sr. was dubbed the Man of a Thousand Faces for his ability to transform himself, via make-up and body contortion, into every manner of deformed, exotic or unseemly personage. Before his tragic death of cancer at the age of 47, he was unforgettable in Treasure Island (1920), The Penalty (1920), Outside the Law (1920), Oliver Twist (1922), While Paris Sleeps (1923), The Shock (1923), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), He Who Gets Slapped (1924), The Monster (1925), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), the silent and talkie versions of The Unholy Three (1926, 1930), The Blackbird (1926), The Road to Mandalay (1926), Tell It to the Marines (1926), Mr. Wu (1927), The Unknown (1927), Mockery (1927), London After Midnight (1927), Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928), While the City Sleeps (1928), West of Zanzibar (1928), and Where East Is East (1928).