Hi folks. Haven't posted on here much and am generally busy (and battling against debt!), but is it okay to plug my forthcoming Lon Chaney Jr book?
No definite publisher yet (tho semi-definite), and around 50,000 words done, plus the work 99% survived a major hard drive failure last week -- I don't back-up often enough, but at least I do it once in a while! The title is "Moonlight Shadows" and it'll be a biography and 'films of' book rolled into one... with some very neat appendices to boot.
I'm amazed so little detailed or accurate into has been put out there and I hope this'll rectify the situation a bit (for instance, if you needed to know that Lon's stage run in Born Yesterday opened in Pittsburgh on November 1st 1948, this book will have that kind of thing!). (Or that Lon's part in the Female Bunch was filmed *after* his Dracula vs Frankenstein scenes, to be more on-topic.) I expect I'll get it done sometime next year.
So, there it is. Rough cover layout below. If anyone has any useful into/pics/whatever, please drop me a line!