Artists in Action #537


Lon Chaney Sr. shows off the world's smallest makeup kit.

7 comments:

Fred said...

Happy Halloween, Lon!

marietta said...

Delon könnte in ein paar Jahren so aussehen.

Christopher said...

time for a Lon Chaney film!....i always thought that was a Watch

swac said...

It definitely looks like a watch, but if you look closely there are four or five tiny sticks of what could be greasepaint, and he's holding what looks like a cloth pad for application/smearing. At any rate, it doesn't look like there are any clockworks inside.

Douglas Fairbanks said...

This no-good, talentless sonuvabitch has gotten more goddamned play on these airwaves than I can stomach.

He was a hack! My pictures are vastly superior, featuring acrobatic grace and skill -- not the tawdry tricks of greasepaint and grime.

Please please please dsist from publishing any more photographs of him.

I implore you!

pedro said...

Nice one!

Stacia said...

I own this still. He's holding a watch with a secret compartment of what appear to be pills and/or drugs. I asked about this still on AMS over a decade ago, and someone (probably Michael Blake) said it was just a promo not linked to any film as far as he knew. The Silent Film Still Codes list seems to confirm this.