Lon Chaney Card Collection

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Tobacco Cards

In addition to stills, posters and lobby cards, there are a variety of Lon Chaney memorabilia items available for collectors.

Candy Cards

Lobby cards or other advertisements were often used in the teens and 20s to advertise upcoming films

Postcards

In the 1920s and 30’s many cigarette companies offered collector photos in each pack of cigarettes.

About Us

A Little Bit About Who and What We Are

Our Past

Born in 1969, Troy R. Kinunen has been a fan and collector of toys and memorabilia since day one. Dating back to his earliest Birthdays, Christmas presents, and Halloween costumes, Kinunen celebrated with gifts and gifts were quickly unwrapped to find the items he loved. Unlike many kids, Kinunen kept his original toys and still cherishes them to this day.

Our Present

For the next 40+ years, Kinunen collected the very best related autographs, movie posters, and costumes.  His ultimate goal is to locate the items he seeks for the collection. If you have any Lon Chaney cards and memorabilia, please contact Troy R. Kinunen at (414)-828-9990 or email troy@mearsonline.com.

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Who Was Lon Chaney

Some Information on The Man of a Thousand Faces.

Leonidas Frank “Lon” Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup. Chaney was known for his starring roles in such silent horror films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname “The Man of a Thousand Faces”.

By 1917 Chaney was a prominent actor in the studio, but his salary did not reflect this status. When Chaney asked for a raise, studio executive William Sistrom replied, “You’ll never be worth more than one hundred dollars a week.” After leaving the studio, Chaney struggled for the first year as a character actor. It was not until 1918 when playing a substantial role in William S. Hart’s picture Riddle Gawne that Chaney’s talents as a character actor were truly recognized by the industry.