#3172 – 1997 32c Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolfman

U.S. #3172
1997 32¢ “The Wolf Man”
Classic Movie Monsters

Issue Date: September 30, 1997
City: Universal City, CA
Quantity: 29,000,000
Printed By: Stamp Venturers
Printing Method:
Photogravure
Perforations:
10.2
Color: Multicolored
 
In 1941 The Wolf Man frightened audiences with its tale of Larry Talbot, a man who returns to his homeland in Wales and is attacked by a wolf-like creature (played by Bela Lugosi). Talbot survives the attack only to discover that the creature’s bite has turned him into a “lycanthrope” – a man who is involuntarily transformed into a werewolf when the moon is full.
 
The werewolf is a violent creature who roams the countryside at night attacking human prey. Doomed to a life of misery and mayhem, Talbot is tortured by his dual existence. The werewolf’s rampage is finally put to an end when Talbot’s father slays the creature with his silver-tipped cane. Talbot then peacefully assumes human form.
 
Lon Chaney, Jr. is the talented actor who so convincingly became the Wolf Man. In fact, the highlight of this film was his on-screen transformation into the werewolf. Requiring many hours of make-up work, this chilling metamorphosis thrilled audiences.
 
Born Creighton Chaney, Lon Chaney, Jr. assumed his father’s name due to pressure from the entertainment industry. His first major role was as Lenny, the child-like giant in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (1939). In all, Lon Chaney, Jr. appeared in about 170 films.
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U.S. #3172
1997 32¢ “The Wolf Man”
Classic Movie Monsters

Issue Date: September 30, 1997
City: Universal City, CA
Quantity: 29,000,000
Printed By: Stamp Venturers
Printing Method:
Photogravure
Perforations:
10.2
Color: Multicolored
 
In 1941 The Wolf Man frightened audiences with its tale of Larry Talbot, a man who returns to his homeland in Wales and is attacked by a wolf-like creature (played by Bela Lugosi). Talbot survives the attack only to discover that the creature’s bite has turned him into a “lycanthrope” – a man who is involuntarily transformed into a werewolf when the moon is full.
 
The werewolf is a violent creature who roams the countryside at night attacking human prey. Doomed to a life of misery and mayhem, Talbot is tortured by his dual existence. The werewolf’s rampage is finally put to an end when Talbot’s father slays the creature with his silver-tipped cane. Talbot then peacefully assumes human form.
 
Lon Chaney, Jr. is the talented actor who so convincingly became the Wolf Man. In fact, the highlight of this film was his on-screen transformation into the werewolf. Requiring many hours of make-up work, this chilling metamorphosis thrilled audiences.
 
Born Creighton Chaney, Lon Chaney, Jr. assumed his father’s name due to pressure from the entertainment industry. His first major role was as Lenny, the child-like giant in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (1939). In all, Lon Chaney, Jr. appeared in about 170 films.