Lon Chaney, Sr.
Not too long after Lon Chaney died, a profile appeared by a famous Hollywood writer. It stated that Lon was one of the little known men in Hollywood.
Huh! Everyone knows that's poppycock! Lon Chaney was one of the icons of the silent film era. What do you mean "little known"?
Well, what the writer meant was Lon's personal life was little known to the public. But even that's not quite correct. Although he wasn't featured constantly in the tabloids as some stars were (and are), we know quite a bit about the man who is considered the inventor of modern horror make-up. And so to learn a little about Lon, his life, his times, his films, and his métier, you can click here.