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    Lon Chaney in The Unholy Three (MGM, 1925). Autographed Portrait Photo (9" X 11.25").
    Vintage gelatin silver, double weight, glossy photo. In this classic silent film, three sideshow performers, including Professor Echo, the ventriloquist (Lon Chaney), Hercules, the strongman (Victor McLaglen), and Tweedledee, the dwarf (Harry Earles) turn their talents to a life of crime in a scam involving a bird store and Chaney's impersonation of a kindly old grandmother. Directed by the great Tod Browning, who would go on to helm some of Chaney's best pictures, this movie was remade in 1930 as Lon's first - and sadly last - talking picture. Morph master Chaney is transformed into "Mrs. O'Grady" in this photo that has a typed publicity snipe affixed to the verso, a news outlet stamp, and writing in red ink and pencil that does not affect the front. There are two pieces of cellophane tape on the verso near the bottom. Top edge wear, faint creasing and staple holes in the top left corner. Fine/Very Fine.


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