If you don't mind my asking, what is the source of this photo and has it been authenticated that the male is, in fact, Lon Chaney? I think it looks like him. But, some time ago, there was a big debate in one of the fan forums as to whether it's him or not. The membership was divided about 50/50.
I found this picture on Tumblr (click on the link "via") and there is no original source. So sorry, I don't know if it's really Lon Chaney or not.
This is not Lon Chaney. It is Mikhael Mordkin, a Russian ballet dancer, who in the late 1920s started the Mikhail Mordkin Dance Company which was later reorganized into the American Ballet Theater (not with him). I know this because my mother is in the photo.
Many thanks for the information !!!