Hand pulled lithograph. (AFI 100 American Movie Poster Classics)
Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies. He stars in this classic tale of a mad, disfigured composer who seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.
The vintage one-sheet was created in 1925. Artist-Unknown. The lithograph was re-created on a vintage hand-pulled press in affiliation with the American Film Institute’s “100 American Classic Movie Posters,” in 2000.