Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Films at the Frist: The Phantom of the Opera

Friday, October 12,7:00 p.m.Auditorium

Lon Chaney's The Phantom Of The Opera (1925) marked the actor's hard-earned entry into full-fledged superstardom. The film was both the stepping off point for Chaneys run as a superstar at MGM and the prototype for the horror film cycle at Universal in the 1930s. (Rupert Julian, director; English intertitles, B&W, 1925, 80 minutes, 35mm)

Sarah Childress, films studies Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt University, will give a brief introduction to The Phantom of the Opera and it's place in film history. Come early and enjoy music by guitarist Wayne Avers in the Grand Lobby starting at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by Mimi and Scott Manzler Image: Lon Chaney, Sr., Phantom of the Opera, 1925

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