Good morning to you all. Guess what? You are all invited to participate in yet another blogathon. 🙂
This year would have been the 135th birthday of the actor Lon Chaney Sr. To mark Lon’s 135th anniversary, myself and Ruth of Silver Screenings are inviting you all to join us in celebrating Lon’s remarkable life and career.
We will be holding the blogathon on the 5th & 6th of May, 2018.
If you would like to take part, you are free to write about any of Lon’s films. We will accept no more than two duplicates for his film titles though.
You can also write about his famous makeup (which he created himself). You could also write about your favourite Lon Chaney film characters. You could even write about his entire career if you would like to.
If you have never seen a Lon Chaney Sr film before, then maybe you could use this blogathon as an opportunity to finally do so.
If you feel like writing more than one post for this blogathon you can do.
Lon Chaney was a man of many talents. Known as the man of a thousand faces, he was famous for pushing himself to physical extremes to play disabled characters. He was also famous for creating his own makeup to play disfigured characters. Chaney was quite a humble man off screen and he kept himself to himself when he wasn’t working.
Keeping himself quite private may well have helped him as an actor I think. As he didn’t go around publicising Lon Chaney the man, I think that may have helped audiences forget about the actor and helped them buy more into the characters he was playing up on the screen.
If you would like to take part in our blogathon just leave a comment with me or with Ruth. Let us know what you are going to write about, and also please leave us the name and url of your blog.
Ruth will be hosting on the 6th, and I will be hosting on the 5th. Pick which day you want to post your entry on and leave the entry with whichever of us is hosting that day. It is more than ok for you to post your entry a few days early if you wish.
Check the participation list below to see who is writing about what. Please take one of the awesome banners that Ruth has designed. Put it up on your blog somewhere to help publicise the event.
Have fun writing. Let’s all join together to celebrate the talents of Lon and his special approach to his work.
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – Lon as the first character actor, plus his portrayal of disabled and disfigured characters.
Silver Screenings – Lon Chaney: The Man Of A Thousand Faces (2000 Documentary)
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – The Unknown & Ace Of Hearts
Taking Up Room – The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Wide Screen World – Oliver Twist
An Ode To Dust – Chaney as the child of deaf parents
The Dream Book Blog – Outside The Law
Christina Wehner – He Who Gets Slapped
Silver Screen Classics – London After Midnight: The Holy Grail Of Silent Film
Caftan Woman – The Trap
Critica Retro – The Miracle Man
Speakeasy – The Monster
Realweegiemidgetreviews – Behind the scenes of The Man Of A Thousand Faces (1957 biopic about Lon)