Paul Desmuke as Body Double For Lon Chaney In The Film "The Unknown"

Important, surely one of a kind image of Desmuke on the MGM studio backlot dressed in Lon Chaney's "Alonzo The Armless" costume from the Todd Browning 1927 film "The Unknown." Desmuke was perhaps the only working freak to body-double for a Hollywood movie actor, playing the lower torso of Chaney in scenes which required his dexterity for such stunts as lighting a cigarette and throwing knives with one's feet.

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