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Lionel Atwill in Mystery of the Wax Museum

Lionel Atwill (March 1, 1885 - April 22, 1946) was an English stage and film actor born in Croydon, London. Image File history File links Lionell_Atwill. ... Image File history File links Lionell_Atwill. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Notable film makers and actors born in 1885: Births Lionel Atwill (actor) Allan Dwan (director and screenwriter) Categories: | ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... It has been suggested that Central Croydon be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

He began his career in theatre but was most famous for his horror roles in the 1930s. His two most memorable parts were as the crazed, disfigured sculptor in Mystery of the Wax Museum (Warner Brothers, 1933) -- a role also played by Vincent Price in the 1953 remake, House of Wax -- and as Inspector Krogh in Son of Frankenstein (1939), memorably sent up by Kenneth Mars in Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein (1974). DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... Mystery of the Wax Museum is a mystery/horror Technicolor film released in 1933, and directed by Michael Curtiz. ... Warner Bros. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... House of Wax is a 1953 American horror film starring Vincent Price. ... Son of Frankenstein is a horror film made by Universal Studios in 1939 and directed by Rowland V. Lee. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenneth Mars (born April 14, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is a television, movie and voice actor, perhaps best known for his roles in several Mel Brooks films and for playing King Triton in Disneys The Little Mermaid. ... Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky on May 9, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies. ... Young Frankenstein is a 1974 comedy film directed by Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder as the title character. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...

When he was not cast in macabre roles, Atwill often appeared in the '30s as righteous-minded authority figures. For example, in 1937's less memorable, but still appealing The Wrong Road for RKO, investigator Atwill persuades a young, bank-robbing ingenue played by Helen Mack and her boyfriend Richard Cromwell to return their ill-gotten $ 100,000 and give up a life of crime. 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... RKO could stand for: RKO Pictures The R.K.O. - finishing manoever (and initials) of WWE professional wrestler Randy Orton. ... Helen Mack (November 13, 1913 in Rock Island, Illinois - August 13, 1986 in Beverly Hills, California) started her career in movies as a child actress, but her greater success was as a leading lady in the 1930s. ... Richard Cromwell (January 8, 1910 - October 11, 1960) was an American actor, born LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh. ...

Atwill remained a stalwart of the Universal horror films until his career flagged in the 1940s because of a widely publicized sex scandal in 1943, during the investigation of which he was charged with perjury at a rape trial. The Hays Office had him blacklisted, and he later returned to the theatre. He was married four times, lastly to Paula Prueter, who carried his only living child, Lionel Anthony Atwill; in 1941 Atwill's son Flying Officer John Arthur Atwill was killed in action. [1] His third wife, Louise Cromwell Brooks, had previously been married to Douglas MacArthur. A gallery of classic Universal monsters Universal Horror is the name given to the distinctive series of horror films made by Universal Studios in California from the 1920s through to the 1950s. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Perjury is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath or affirmation in a court of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing. ... The Production Code (also known as the Hays Code) was a set of guidelines governing the production of motion pictures. ... A blacklist is a list or register of entities who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, or mobility. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... General of the Army Douglas MacArthur KCB (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964), was an American general and Field Marshal of the Philippines Army. ...

His son, "Tony", is a retired writer with an only child, Amanda.


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  1. ^ "Actor Lionel Atwill's Son Killed in British Air Action", Chicago Tribune, 1941-04-29. 

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Lionel Atwill (2343 words)
Fay Wray was back again with fiend Lionel, and this time he had heron a table ready to give her one of his wax jobs when she hauled off andsocked him in the nose.
Atwill turned out to be the fiend in the VAMPIRE BAT, having his butler bring victims to his hidden laboratory.
Atwill loved Hollywood and the films and didn't care who knew it, notreally concerned one way or the other whether he could be Broadway's #1star again or not.
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Atwill made a closing speech addressing the fact that they had fourteen curtain calls and one critic had left after the second act, commenting on the entire play.
Atwill had bought a new home in Pacific Palisades on the rim of Santa Monica Canyon, complete with swimming pool and tennis court, as well as a beach house at Malibu.
On April 28, 1941, Lionel was informed by telegram that his son John, who was a flying officer in the Royal Air Force, was killed in action.
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