From the set…Janet Ann Gallow

On October 2nd, 2011 Producer Mark Gilman and I interviewed Janet Ann Gallow.  Ms. Gallow co-starred with Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr. in the 1942 Universal horror classic The Ghost of Frankenstein.

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Gallow was just 4 years old when she made the film. She told us she enjoyed working with both Chaney and Lugosi. In fact, after the film wrapped, she would visit Chaney and his wife at their home. When Gallow’s mother passed away a few years later, Chaney offered to adopt her and her brother; their father declined the offer.

Lon Chaney Jr. and Janet Ann Gallow

We had a great time visiting with Gallow and her husband Dennis. They were great hosts, and even shared some of the memorabilia they have collected over the years with us, including Janet’s original copy of the Ghost of Frankenstein script, which features the film’s original title, There’s Always Tomorrow on the cover.

Janet Ann Gallow with her script for "The Ghost of Frankenstein"

This was the first interview I did as part of the Operator 13 team. It was incredibly interesting to interview someone who appeared in a Universal horror classic, with Lugosi as well as legends Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Cedric Hardwicke, and Ralph Bellamy!

Laura McCullough and Janet Ann Gallow

The Operator 13 team interviewed Raph Bellamy about The Ghost of Frankenstein for the original release of Lugosi: The Forgotten King back in 1985. Now we look forward to sharing Janet’s reminiscences of the film in the updated version later this year!

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