Midnight Art: Oct. 20, 2017

How could we end Lon Chaney week at Midnight Art with anything else, but a poster from Phantom of the Opera? Released in 1925, it caused a sensation. Not only because of its use of color and grand sets, but because of Chaney’s amazing makeup job to create Erik the Phantom. It is probably Chaney’s most famous makeup job. For the role, he painted his … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 20, 2017

Midnight Art: Oct. 19, 2017

We continue Lon Chaney week at Midnight Art with one of his most famous roles. This time, we have a poster for the timeless Hunchback of Notre Dame story. Adapted many times over the centuries, it’s a story that perseveres. In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chaney plays Quasimodo, the said hunchback. With that role, he earns his reputation as a master of makeup and … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 19, 2017

Midnight Art: Oct. 17, 2017

Tonight’s art is another Lon Chaney Sr. poster. This is the Swedish one for Laugh, Clown, Laugh. The film was released in 1928, and like almost of Chaney’s films, it was silent. As a silent film, you’ll see the actors do much of their talking through their body language and their facial expressions. You’ll also notice the makeup at the time accentuates the parts of … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 17, 2017