COOLIDGE-RASK, Marie.

London After Midnight.

Stock Code
96694
London After Midnight.
Illustrated Edition. A Metro-Goldwin Mayer Picture.
London, Reader's Library, [1928]
£1,250
This book is particularly rare given the photographic stills found therein provide a glimpse of a long lost film from the twilight years of the silent film era; it was made in 1927, starred and directed by Lon Chaney (1883-1930), stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter, he was known as the 'Man of a Thousand Faces' due to his versatility in his acting and make-up skills in transforming himself into extreme characters from vampires to villains; he was one of the great pioneers of the silent era.

Chaney did make one 'talkie' prior to his untimely death, which also revealed the same versatility in his voice.
 
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Description

First U.K. MGM edition, small 8vo., six full-page photographic stills from the film, toned, faint spotting to fore-edge (edge of text block, publisher's red cloth boards gilt, pictorial dust-jacket, illustrated on both panels, a couple of short closed tears, a little rubbed at extremities, otherwise very good. Provenance: Ink inscription to front free endpaper: D. E. Jones/Police Stn/Hexham/1928.

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