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Between Silence and Sound: The Lon Chaney Sensation

Robin Blyn

in The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines the freak show silent films of Lon Chaney, the so-called Man of a Thousand Faces. It argues that the revival of the freak-garde in film occurs amid revolutionary changes in the ... More


Tap Happenings: (Sixties)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the tap challenge between Earl “Groundhog” Basie and Chuck Green at the Village Gate, in which drummer Max Roach ousted Jo Jones from the drums as the tap dancers copied and ... More


Chapter Five

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Gilbert's first year at MGM (1924), starring in such hits as He Who Gets Slapped (with Lon Chaney), His Hour, The Snob (with Norma Shearer, who became a lifelong friend). Bacground on MGM, Louis ... More


I Was a Teenage Optical Engineer

Stephen R. Wilk

in Sandbows and Black Lights: Reflections on Optics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197518571
eISBN:
9780197518595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518571.003.0031
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Lawrence Talbot, the Wolf Man of Universal horror films of the 1940s was played by Lon Chaney, Jr. Surprisingly, the character was an optical engineer in the original movie. He installed a telescope ... More


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