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    London After Midnight (MGM, 1927). Herald (6"X 9"). There are many "lost" films from the 1920s; historians can console themselves with the thought that many of these were probably crudely made and often uninteresting. Such is not the case with this 1927 Lon Chaney film. With nothing left but a few odd photos and even fewer poster examples, we can only yearn for a glimpse of "the man of a thousand faces" performing in full "vampire" make-up. Although only masquerading as a vampire, while indeed a clever detective, Chaney would have thrown himself full throttle into both roles as usual. Original material for this title is almost as elusive as the film itself, making this high grade herald a welcome appearance. The cover has Chaney as Detective Burke (in his own face), while inside, the central image is of Chaney in full vampire mode carrying off pretty Marceline Day. There are only tiny tears in the top border, and very light edge wear. Very Fine+.

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