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Jon C. Mirsalis
The extraordinary Jon C. Mirsalis has led a life of varied and far-flung interests thus far. Not only is he an excellent piano accompanist of silent films, he is considered one of the top authorities on the life and films of Lon Chaney. He edits and maintains the Lon Chaney Home Page. By day his alter-ego is Jon C. Mirsalis, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., holder of Ph.D. degrees in genetics and toxicology and Director of the Toxicology Laboratory at SRI International.
Mirsalis has composed and performed music scores for the DVD home video edition of Othello and LSVideo’s VHS edition of Victory (1919), among others for Kino International and Sinister Cinema.