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London after Midnight-1927 by 4gottenlore London after Midnight-1927 by 4gottenlore
London after midnight (1927) starring the man of a thousand faces Lon Chaney. As of now no print exist of the film so it is considered a lost film, there are plenty of stills from the movie as well as promotional photos, posters and existing script related to this film. Some years back a reconstruction of the film was made using the production stills and utilizing the script to construct a movie that told the story as closely as they could. I would recommend seeing that if interested and they do play it on the "TCM" station from time to time and usually around Halloween. Of course, the great makeup job by Lon Chaney has become iconic and influential over the years. A remake of this film was later made in 1935 entitled " Mark of the Vampire" starring Bela Lugosi, and both films were directed by the same director Tod Browning who also directed the original Universal "Dracula" movie in 1931.

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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Man, this pic kicks so much ass on so many levels. *Sigh* If only we knew what actually went on in that film! I pray we find it someday, somehow, somewhere.
stokerbramwell Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I still hold out hope that a print will be found somewhere, someday.
4gottenlore Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Never know, but if they can still find prints of Metropolis, I think its a possibility that this one could show up some day:pumpkin:
anjourekloos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   General Artist
featured in my journal :) [link]
4gottenlore Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Thank you so much for including me in your journal, everyone's artwork on there looks amazing! Thank you again:pumpkin:
PaulSpatola Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this alot, it's Very Cool, a friend of my published the official shooting script of the film with almost the whole film in stills. He just re-released the book with additional parts to it. I have a copy of the first edition. If you go to Bear Manor Media's website you can check out the book, His name is Philip J. Riley, I did a cover for one of his other books, it was a script for the original Frankenstein the play, which is kind of different from the film. He has a whole series of script books from the old Universal Monster films. And he's currently working on scripts from movies that never happened but were written, like Dracula verses The Wolf Man and The Return of Frankenstein.
4gottenlore Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I think he came out here and did a signing at the "Dark Delicacies" in Burbank, didn't have a chance to go there but definitely want to get some of his books, especially "Cagliostro", "Frankenstein meets the Wolf man", and "James Whale's Dracula's Daughter", and thank you, glad you like this digital doodle :pumpkin:
PaulSpatola Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, That was him at the signing, same weekend as Monsterpalooza! He gave me a bunch of his books abut 20 years ago from his first series, now when I look them up online they're worth a couple hundred apiece, shame he never signed them for me, but now we live on opposite coasts.
vegiboy3000 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
ooh freaky! Nicely done : }
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