Are you a Buster Keaton fan? A Lon Chaney fan? Here is a Buster Keaton Makeup Kit Coffee Mug to suit both of your needs. In fact, this mug will make the perfect gift for your favorite movie buff…or for yourself!
Image is a gag photo taken shortly after Buster Keaton signed a contract joining MGM studio’s roster of stars. Lon Chaney was already one of its reigning stars!
The studio promoted Chaney as “The Man with a Thousand Faces” because of the star’s ability to craft different film (often grotesque) characters through his use of makeup. Chaney also twisted his body into occasionally deformed personalities. Keaton, by contrast, had only one face: his trademark unsmiling stone face. Both, however, were masters of mime, able to convey emotions through body language.
The image was likely taken in 1929 before Chaney’s untimely death. Keaton’s success at MGM was also short-lived but for different reasons. Unable to cope with the studio’s way of making films, the studio’s master comic slid into alcoholism in the early 1930s.
About the Buster Keaton Makeup Kit Coffee Mug:
Whether you’re drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug’s for you! It’s sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that’ll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.
• 11 oz mug dimensions: 3.85″ (9.8 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• 15 oz mug dimensions: 4.7″ (12 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• Blank product sourced from China