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Old September 25 2010, 09:54 PM   #19
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Re: 1931 Frankenstein....

In the 2-disc version I have there's a documentary about the horror movies of Universal. One film mentioned (I think it was a silent film) was something called The Laughing Man or something like that. This man is disfigured since childhood with a permanent grin on his face. But what really struck me every time I looked at him was that he was a dead ringer for the Joker in Batman. I couldn't help but wonder if by some slim chance this was an inspiration for the Joker's appearance.
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