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    "Phantom of the Opera" Story Treatment. Here's a rare gem for fans of silent film and/or horror movies, from the collection of Phillip J. Riley. This 12-page story treatment for a film adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera," dated October 12, 1923, was prepared by screenwriters Bernard McConville and Jasper Spearing for producer Irving Thalberg. The film was completed in 1925 by director Rupert Julian and featured Lon Chaney in the title role -- one of his greatest performances. The document is in startlingly good condition, especially for its age, with only a slight fold to the bottom of the pages, tarnish stains around the metal fasteners that bind it, some faint creases and very slight wear and discoloration around the edges. A fascinating piece of film history.

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