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Star Close-up: Lon Chaney Jr


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with Derek Hart
Son of a famous silent star, Lon Chaney is best known for his performances in horror films like Frankenstein, Dracula and The Wolf Man. He tells how he became a 'yogi'- to endure the endless hours of make-up required for horror parts.
'I used to enjoy horror films when there was thought and sympathy involved. Then the cheap producers came along and there was blood for the sake of blood. I never imitated my father, I never could, and he could never imitate me. We are two different characters, two different sizes, two different intellects. I would love to emulate him but that is a tough trick. Everything I have ever done has been done with a very serious mind.'


Unknown: Derek Hart
Unknown: Lon Chaney
Unknown: Wolf Man.
Directed By: Leslie Megahey
Produced By: Fred Burnley

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Star Close-up: Lon Chaney Jr

BBC One London, 31 October 1969 23.05

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