Sunday’s post: Ralph Bellamy
The title of this post, the Classic Movie Search standard, makes me giggle a little. I use “Found!” in the title and it’s actually what I label the Classic Movie Search blog because I’m encouraging visitors to use the Search here to go finding. But to find Lon Chaney, the Man of a Thousand Faces, really makes me feel like I’m trying to put one over on the legendary star and master of film disguise. It reminds me of that old MGM short, which will surely be shown in between features sometime Monday, where they go down the line of all of their stars and there’s Chaney at the end, hiding his face. Still, if I didn’t find him, TCM sure does on Monday!
This has to be one of the more heavily anticipated days for TCM’s Summer Under the Stars and not just by me this time! I’m especially excited to see both versions of The Unholy Three airing, previously I’d only caught the talkie version, so it’ll be nice to finally record the original silent. I see TCM ends their day with the legendary lost film, London After Midnight, which I assume is the reconstruction found on The Lon Chaney Collection – don’t miss it! I’m also excited to catch West of Zanzibar with Chaney and Lionel Barrymore, it’s always looked like such a rough film, hoping it lives up to expectations.
Here’s the entire schedule, it’s another clear the DVR and let it work day from TCM:
Lon Chaney on TCM, Monday, August 15
- 6:00 am – The Ace of Hearts (1921)
- 7:30 am – The Unholy Three (1930)
- 9:00 am – Oliver Twist (1922)
- 11:00 am – He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
- 12:15 pm – The Monster (1925)
- 1:45 pm – Tell It to the Marines (1926)
- 3:30 pm – Mockery (1927)
- 4:45 pm – Mr. Wu (1927)
- 6:30 pm – Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)
- 8:00 pm – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
- 10:00 pm – The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
- 12:00 am – The Unholy Three (1925)
- 1:30 am – The Unknown (1927)
- 2:30 am – West of Zanzibar (1928)
- 3:45 am – Where East Is East (1929)
- 5:00 am – London After Midnight (1927)
*All times EST
This oversized Kashin Motion Picture Stars card was issued in one of four different colored boxed sets of 24 cards. Kashin Publications also issued a similar set of Baseball Cards–as you might imagine the movie stars cost but a fraction. As usual, very affordable to collect:
- Gary Sweeney interview Lon Chaney’s great-grandson, Ron Chaney, on The Midnight Palace
- Over on Starts Thursday! Silent Robert posted Carla Laemmle Remembers Lon Chaney as compiled by Galen Wilkes
- From a few years ago the fantastic Frankenstein Blog, Frankensteinia, remembers Lon Chaney on his 125th
- A look at the book The Films of Lon Chaney by Michael F. Blake on Silent Era
- And while the post Dave York’s Lon Chaney Card Collection is on my Immortal Ephemera site, I actually want you to click through there to be sure to see Dave’s Chaney Collection on it’s own site!
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