Wrote entry on motion picture make-up in the 1929 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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Of course, make-up goes much deeper that mere wrinkles, whiskers or grease paint. No, I don't mean thought this time, although that is the principal part. I mean you must study all the previous history of the character and realize its effect on his physical being. For instance, in playing a music master who constantly led an orchestra with his bow or baton I made him appear all through the ...
For many years, the cause of the lung cancer that brought about his death at age 47 was thought to have been a piece of artificial snow, made out of crushed gypsum, that lodged in his throat during the filming of Thunder
(1929), his last silent film. However, Chaney biographer and scholar Michael Blake points out that the most likely cause was the fact that Chaney was a heavy smoker, and that the...
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