This item is an 8" X 10",black and white photo of actor Lon Chaney in a scene from the 1925 classic movie "The Phantom Of The Opera".THIS PHOTO HAS BEEN SIGNED BY LON CHANEY WITH A FOUNTAIN PEN IN BLACK TO A SMARTLY MOUNTED SIGNATURE SLIP ON THE FRONT. THE SIGNATURE SLIP MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 1" X 3"The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House,causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film remains most famous for Chaney's ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film's premiere. The film was released on November 25, 1925.The picture also features Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, John St. Polis and Snitz Edwards. The last surviving cast member was Carla Laemmle (1909–2014), niece of producer Carl Laemmle, who played a small role as a "prima ballerina" in the film when she was about 15......Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup.Chaney was known for his starring roles in such silent horror films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces".
THIS PHOTO HAS BEEN SIGNED BY LON CHANEY WITH A FOUNTAIN PEN IN BLACK TO A SMARTLY MOUNTED SIGNATURE SLIP ON THE FRONT. THE SIGNATURE SLIP MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 1" X 3".......................BOTH PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.