Wrote the preface to the book "The Art of Make-Up For Stage & Screen" by Cecil Holland. This was the first book to specifically deal with make-up for motion pictures.
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[advice to Boris Karloff
] Find something no one else can or will do. The secret of success in movies lies in being different from anyone else.
In the late 1950s, there was a resurgence of interest in Chaney. The first factor was the biopic, Man of a Thousand Faces
(1957) made by Univeral Studios (then Universal International) starring James Cagney
as Chaney. Of greater influence was the magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland" started in 1958 and edited by devoted Chaney fan Forrest J. Ackerman
. Ackerman published many photographs and ...
Known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. Master of early screen make-up techniques.
The Man of a Thousand Faces