As some will know, I’ve been working on-and-off (in recent years mostly off) since early 2009 on a book about Lon Chaney Jr, entitled Moonlight Shadows.
During 2020’s Panic Season, where the entire planet was beset with the deadly sourge of the most lethal virus ever seen in the history of everything, and as a result society was shut down and was/is slowly self-destructing, I found myself dusting the project off, and have actually done quite a lot of new work on it. Tons of revisions, tons of new research, lots of new writing.
I don’t have a deadline on it, though. It will be done when it’s done. There’s a lot already done, but equally much yet to be done. There’s no rush from my point of view; getting it right is more important than getting it out there.
This is the current, rough cover dummy, anyhow, and shortly, I thought I would post one of my completed write-ups on this blog—of Stanley Kramer’s 1958 movie The Defiant Ones, a classic by any standards, also featuring—in my opinion—one of Lon’s finest performances. Stay tuned.