Lon Chaney, Jr.: Horror Film Star, 1906-1973

Lon Chaney, Jr.: Horror Film Star, 1906-1973

by Don G. Smith
     
 

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This biographical overview of the work of Lon Chaney, Jr. (1906-1973) focuses primarily on his film career as a leading actor in horror movies of the 1940s and 50s, but also provides discussion of his work in westerns and on television. The paperbound edition of a 1995 work, the volume is somewhat marred by the poor reproduction of the photographs. Annotation… See more details below

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This biographical overview of the work of Lon Chaney, Jr. (1906-1973) focuses primarily on his film career as a leading actor in horror movies of the 1940s and 50s, but also provides discussion of his work in westerns and on television. The paperbound edition of a 1995 work, the volume is somewhat marred by the poor reproduction of the photographs. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
welcome...extensive...comprehensive
Scarlet Street
exhaustive...well researched
Penguin Comics
excellent...insightful...filmography...is extremely useful and intriguing. Reference books of this quality and affection are rare. This tribute is long overdue and welcome
San Francisco Examiner Magazine
portrays a decent person who was an effective actor, and who was haunted by such despair that the hopelessness of his movie roles seemed the lesser of two evils
Filmfax
useful information regarding the actor's mainstream work and his lesser-known television performances, including an invaluable section devoted to them in the filmography
Midnight Marquee
a valuable biography of a seldom discussed icon.... Recommended

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786418138
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/08/2004
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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