Friday, November 7, 2014

Gogol Chrome-Dome

When he shakes your hand Gogol seems charming
Then he takes it -- this rogue is disarming
But the hand he's sewn back
Will be prone to attack
No mistake -- this bald ogre's alarming!

David Cairns

Above: Frances Drakes as Yvonne Orlac, and Peter Lorre as Doctor Gogol, in Mad Love (Karl Freund; 1935). Below: Lorre being shaved for the role.

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