The list of famous movie stars born in Colorado Springs is a fairly short one. However short the list is, it is a rather impressive one if for no other reason than it contains the name of one of the first major stars of the silver screen: Mr. Lon Chaney. From playing opposite Joan Crawford to the Phantom of the Opera, Chaney defined movie macabre, find out the impetus for his craft in this historical report from Richard Marold:
The Man of a Thousand Faces

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Richard Marold is a local historian who works as a Chautauquan and portrays Winfield Scott Stratton, Franklin Roosevelt and Nikola Tesla. He is also editor of Cheyenne Mountain Kiva, a journal of the history of central Colorado. His website is fdrtoday.org.

 

One Response to The Birth of the Man of a Thousand Faces: Lon Chaney’s Colorado Springs

  1. Paul Richardson says:

    Interesting, good stuff.

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