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Friday, October 14, 2011

Returning to Lost London

Halloween Season has come round again, and I think this is a good time to repost my four-part series on the lost Lon Chaney picture London After Midnight (1927), and on Marie Coolidge-Rask's novelization of Tod Browning and Waldemar Young's scenario. I've picked up some new readers since these posts ran a year ago (and very welcome you all are!), so, my new friends, this is for you, and I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to read the posts in order so you don't get ahead of the plot.

Have a fun and safely spooky Halloween, everybody!

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

2 comments:

Kevin Deany said...

That was a fabulous series. I especially liked the stills, quite a few of which I had never seen. I was especially taken with the stills illustrating Chapters 13 and 24. Never saw those before and they make the film even more tantalizing.

The one missing film I wish would turn up is Paul Leni's "The Chinese Parrot." Based on what I've seen of Leni's "The Cat and the Canary" and "The Man Who Laughs" the idea of this great stylist helming a Charlie Chan mystery is mouth watering indeed.

Jim Lane said...

Thanks, Kevin! The pics I used were, of course, all from the published novel (except those in Part 1, which were from MoMA's Lost Films book). Many of them were new to me, too, though they also turn up in TCM's reconstruction of London.

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