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Lon Chaney the man of a thousand faces makeup artist and movie star- did his own makeup

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The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Lon Chaney as Erik/The Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera"

Even actress Mary Philbin was actually surprised when ERIK The Phantom's mask was removed because actor LON CHANEY kept it a secret until this very moment. If you go back and look at this scene the Cameraman is even shaken as the deformed Phantom approaches him. Because like Mary that was his first glimpse of ERIK as well. Lon Chaney did all his own Make-UP and this was his most famous. I know he rigged devices in his nose and mouth to get the grotesque living skull look. His Nostrils Flared…

Lon Chaney. Played sinister parts in the old silent days. But this is a very odd hat. What size is it? About 10?