Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sunset & Vine

Mike Blake, noted biographer and expert in all things Lon Chaney, posted this photo on Facebook today, along with this:

Filming at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. A few feet north of me is where the FIRST FULL- LENGTH movie, DeMille's THE SQUAW MAN was partly filmed in a rented barn in 1913.

This iconic mural was made in the late 1960s when the bank was Home Savings. Yes, Lon's name is amongst them.

This site was where NBC Radio shows were produced.

I got his permission to post because the mural is amazing (it looks like mosaic?), and because so many silent stars are included.

In addition to Lon Chaney, I see Rudolph Valentino, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Colleen Moore, Lillian Gish, Charlie Chaplin/Jackie Coogan, Nanook of the North and Clara Bow, but I can't read/recognize the others - anyone want to chime in?

Many thanks to Mike for allowing me to post it here!

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