Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Credit Where Credit is Dubious

Chaney Junior, but how do you know?
All those bandages cover him so
With the booze Lon had troubles,
So they'd use a few doubles...
It could truly be any old schmo.

Lon Chaney Jr. played the mummy in three films, but the only place you see his face is on a poster. The actor said he "didn't like the part at all. There wasn't anything you could do with the Mummy. You just got into the makeup and bandages and walked around dragging your leg."  Below: Master makeup artist Jack Pierce touching up Chaney.

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