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    Tell it to the Marines (MGM, 1926). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Of all his films, this was unquestionably the favorite of star Lon Chaney. One of the few in which he appears without heavy character make-up, Chaney actually refused the application of any make-up at all, as he felt that would intrude on the sense of reality he was trying to project. Long billed as "The Man of 1,000 Faces," audiences were impressed with his ability to act without the support of heavy disguises. In this terrific film, Chaney plays a hard-bitten drill sergeant with a heart of gold, who loves a girl who loves someone else (the typical "unrequited love" plot found in most of Chaney's films). The picture was so well-received by the Marine Corp, that Chaney was made an honorary Marine, an honor he treasured until the day he died. Chaney is striking in profile on this exceedingly rare stone litho window card. A first for Heritage, the card shows minor handling, such as tack holes in the borders, background and "C" of "Chaney," a smudge in the upper paper imprint snipe, small stain in the left border, surface paper loss in the bottom border, corner bumps and a horizontal crease with light wear. An excellent find for any fan of one of the silent era's greatest actors. Fine+.


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