Look, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the star of the movie? Silent film stars knew how to go incognito.
My most favorite disguise scene is from The Burning Crucible (1923) because I go for goofy.
But Mary Pickford gets points for detail with her disguise in Hessian Renegades. By the way, one of the Hessians is played by Mack Sennett.
Baby Peggy dons a cunning disguise to sneak away in her hit feature Captain January.
Probably everyone’s favorite master of disguise, Lon Chaney goes armless (or does he?) in The Unknown.
Available on DVD. (Yay! The Lon Chaney Collection is back in print!)
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