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    Lon Chaney Book From MGM. This book, Wild Youth and Another, by Gilbert Parker, was once in the library of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and was signed out to Lon Chaney, one of MGM's major stars. Inside the front of the book are library circulation papers marked "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios", with the lion and the "Ars Gratia Artis" motto. A check-out card is marked "Mr. Chaney" and has a stamped return date of April 1, 1930 - which, by the way, was Chaney's 47th birthday. Unfortunately, Chaney didn't live to see another birthday, dying August 26, 1930, shortly after the release of his only "Talkie," MGM's The Unholy Three. The book's frontispiece illustration is paper-clipped inside and pages 286 and 287 are stained by an old newspaper clipping that is still inside the book - otherwise it's in good condition. "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Library, Culver City, Calif." is stamped a number of times throughout the inside of the book. A nice memento from the MGM Studios in an era when the Lion truly roared, with a desirable connection to "The Man of a Thousand Faces."

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