Wrote the preface to the book "The Art of Make-Up For Stage & Screen" by Cecil Holland. This was the first book to specifically deal with make-up for motion pictures.
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When a makeup is as painful as that which I wore as Blizzard in The Penalty
(1920), when I had my legs strapped up and couldn't bear it that way more than 20 minutes at a time - when I have to be a cripple, as in The Miracle Man
(1919) or have to keep a certain attitude of body, as I did in Shadows
(1922), it sometimes takes a good deal of imagination to forget your physical sufferings. Yet, at ...
Part of Chaney's makeup for the role of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(1923) required that his right eye be buried under makeup, simulating a growth over that eye, as specified in the original Victor Hugo
novel. The result of looking out of only one eye for weeks at a time left Chaney extremely short-sighted, and he had to wear thick glasses off screen for the rest of his life to ...
Extremely expressive performances in silent horror films
Man of a Thousand Faces