Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In 1957, the life of Lon Chaney was brought to the screen in a movie, starring James Cagney, that has become a classic. What is the name of this film?||The Talented Mr. Lon Chaney
'The Man of a Thousand Faces'. The title says it all, doesn't it? Lon Chaney was the man of 1,000 faces. Thank you for taking my quiz on the talented Mr. Lon Chaney.
He told him Cleva, Creighton's mother, was dead.. Lon Chaney divorced Cleva Creighton Chaney after she drank poison backstage during his performance. He sought and was given sole custody of their son. Chaney always told his son that Cleva was dead. When Creighton found out it was not true, it caused a riff between the two that lasted for years.
|For the 1926 movie 'Phantom of the Opera', Chaney's famous makeup, developed for the'unmasking', was inspired by what?||The Talented Mr. Lon Chaney
The look on the faces of wounded veterans. Chaney said the inspiration was the faces of wounded WWI veterans. Chaney's skill with makeup was his forte, as seen in his breakthrough success in 1919 as a fradulant cripple called the frog.
one. He spoke in only one movie, the remake of 'The Unholy Three' (MGM 1930). Chaney played five characters, including an old lady, and he gave each a distinctive voice. He died August 26, 1930 of throat cancer that had been aggravated by shrads of material, used as artifical snow, that had lodged in his throat during the making of 'Thunder In Wisconsin' in 1929.
Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born Leonidas F. Chaney on April 1, 1883, in Colorado Springs. Both of his parents were profoundly deaf and could not speak.
|What unique tribute to Lon Chaney, Jr. as the werewolf in "The Wolf Man" and Lon Chaney as the Phantom in "Phantom of the Opera" occurred on Sept. 30, 1997? ||Lon Chaney, Jr. Of "The Wolf Man"
Their horror characters appeared on United States postage stamps.. A set of five commemorative stamps celebrating the famous Universal monsters were released by the United States Postal Service on Sept. 30, 1997. Featured on the stamps were: Lon Chaney, Jr. as "The Wolf Man", Lon Chaney as the "Phantom of the Opera", Bela Lugosi as "Dracula", and Boris Karloff as "The Mummy", and the monster from "Frankenstein". Lon Chaney, Jr. never reached the stardom of his famous father, but he made several films after his Universal monster films. He had a very successful television career during the 1950's and 1960's, guest starring on such shows as "Route 66", "The Red Skelton Show", "Rawhide", "Have Gun Will Travel", "Bat Masterson", "Wagon Train", "The Rifleman, and "The Monkees". Lon Chaney, Jr. passed away on July 2, 1973, at San Clemente, California. As he had requested, his body was donated to USC for scientific research. I hope you have enjoyed my quiz on Lon Chaney, Jr. of "The Wolf Man".
Five. Lon Chaney, Jr. signed with Universal in 1941. He appeared in five Universal movies in the dual roles of Larry Talbot and the werewolf. They are : "The Wolf Man" (1941), "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" (1943), "House of Frankenstein" (1944), "House of Dracula", (1945), and "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948).
No. Lon Chaney was born Leonidas Chaney on April 1, 1883. He was known as "the man of a thousand faces" for his brilliance in creating makeup for the characters he portrayed. Chaney passed away on Aug. 26, 1930, of throat cancer at the height of his career and had just began the crossover from silent movies to "talkies". Some of his most famous roles where as Quasimodo in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1922) and the Phantom in "Phantom of the Opera" (1925).
Selling illegal liquor to speakeasies. Lon Chaney had taught his son Creighton the value of hard work from a child. Among the jobs he held before his acting career took off were: newsboy, ice delivery man, farmhand, metal worker, clothing salesman, and a plumber's helper. After his marriage to Dorothy Hinchley, Creighton Chaney worked at the General Water Heater Company for his father-in-law. In 1932, he signed with RKO Studios and made his movie debut in "Girl Crazy" as an extra, and he appeared in several films for RKO during the 1930's.
Two. In 1926, Creighton Chaney (he was not known as Lon Chaney, Jr. until 1935) married Dorothy Hinchley, and had two sons: Lon Ralph Chaney, born on July 3, 1928, and Donald Creighton Chaney, born on Mar. 18, 1930. They divorced in 1936, and he married Patricia Beck on Oct. 1, 1937. They were together until his death in 1973.
His mother, Cleva Creighton Chaney, tried to commit suicide.. Cleva Chaney swallowed bichloride of mercury while her husband was on stage at the Majestic Theater on April 30, 1913. Although it did not kill her, it ruined Cleva's singing voice so that she could not longer perform. Lon and Cleva Chaney separated shortly afterwards and divorced in 1915. Lon Chaney was given sole custody of his son. In 1915, he married Hazel Hastings. Creighton Chaney often stayed with his grandparents, Frank and Emma Chaney, which were both profoundly deaf.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Lon Chaney, Jr. was born on Feb. 10, 1906, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to vaudeville performers Lon Chaney and Francis Cleveland Creighton (Cleva). As a young child, he alternated between travelling throughout the United States and Canada with his parents or staying with various relatives. He made his stage debut at age six months in one of his father's stage shows.
It is unmarked. Strangley, but fittingly, 'The Man of 1,000 faces' tomb is unmarked. No one knows the reason why.
The Unholy 3. Interesting fact: Since he had the role of Professor Echo, the mutitalented ventriloquist, he had to sign an affidavit swearing that he did all 4 voices his parts in the film required himself, putting an end to all the rumors that he used a voice double.
they never get the girl. One very sad example is the tragic character of Tito Beppi in "Laugh, Clown, Laugh".
|Lon's character in "The Penalty" was a double amputee. How was this illusion accomplished?||Lon Chaney Sr. Lexicon
A harness was made that enabled the folded legs to be directly behind the performer. Lon made the harness himself. He also had to use an oversized coat with an extra long drapping tail and over sized pants to complete this illusion.
The Penalty. Now considered a cult classic, it was critically shunned when it made its debut in 1920.
the theater press that slandered his name after his and Cleva's divorce. His name was mucked so badly, that he never worked on or off the stage again.
|Lon and Cleva had a heated arguement over who would look after their son when Lon had to travel with his theater tropue. What was Cleva's position in the debate?||Lon Chaney Sr. Lexicon
She refused to because she wanted to work her job as a night club singer. The arguement was so hotly debated that Lon and Cleva never fully reconciled and this marked the beginning of the end of their relationship.
Creighton. His name stems from his mother's surname.
Francis. She got her nickname of "Cleva" from her middle name, "Cleveland".
The Little Tycoon. He co-wrote it with his older brother; he was 19 years old at the time and made his debut at what is now called the "Chaney" theater.
9. This was no sacrifice for him, however. He hated school!
Leonidas. His middle name was Frank after his father.
Dracula vs. Frankenstein. This film marked a reunion of sorts with old Universal stablemate J. Carrol Naish, who had worked with Chaney in "House of Frankenstein". It was also probably the nadir of Chaney's once-promising career.
|After Chaney's success in "The Wolf Man", Universal would utilize his talents in a long run of horror films. Chaney took up the vampiric mantle in 1942's "Son of Dracula". Where was this thriller set?||Clap for the Wolfman - Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Films
Louisiana. Chaney's character was a "descendant" of Count Dracula named Count Alucard. Try spelling that one backwards!
|The Wolf Man's condition came through no fault of his own--he was cursed to become a monster in the light of the full moon after being bitten by a werewolf. What horror icon played the werewolf who so afflicted Chaney's character?||Clap for the Wolfman - Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Films
Bela Lugosi. Chaney and Lugosi would meet again when Lugosi played the Frankenstein Monster in 1943's "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man". They would also fall to their deaths together as the Wolf Man and Dracula, respectively, in "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein".
|Though his role in "Of Mice and Men" remained his favorite throughout his career, Chaney is probably best known as the title character in Universal Studios 1941 film, "The Wolf Man". What was the name of Chaney's character therein?||Clap for the Wolfman - Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Films
Lawrence Talbot. The other choices were well-known actors in Universal films of the 1930s.
Lennie Small. Lennie was a mentally handicapped person guided through life by his friend, George Milton. Tom Joad and Preacher Casey are characters in Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath", adapted to the screen in 1940 by director John Ford.