Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lon Chaney, Sr., and Jr.

Lon Chaney, Sr., the Man Of a Thousand Faces, appeared as the Phantom in The Phantom Of the Opera in 1925. Mom insisted that we see the Andrew Lloyd Weber production when she took me to England in 1993. I tried to talk her out of it, but I'm glad we went. There aren't too many East Tennessee hillbillies who can see they saw The Phantom Of the Opera in Her Majesty's Theater in London. I still have the coffee cup with the disappearing mask. I grew up listening to rock and roll, but I admit that I enjoy "Music Of the Night."

Lon Chaney, Jr., appeared in the Universal Studios film The Wolf Man in 1941. Click here to hear Adam Sandler's cover of "Werewoves Of London" by Warren Zevon (via Miss Cellania).