The Phantom Of The Opera

For many American film lovers, it is 1925's The Phantom of the Opera that defines horror in the silent film era. Lon Chaney's Erik may not have modern moviegoers fainting as legend says they did when Christine reveals his deformed skeleton-like face, but there's no doubt he holds a special place in horror fans' hearts to this day. The Phantom Of The Opera Synopsis - Spoilers Included The new owners of the Paris Opera House refuse to believe the previous owners' warnings about the holder of box 5--a "phantom of the opera"--even though the phantom's presence is well-known and openly discussed among the opera's performers. The mysterious phantom has eyes that are just "ghastly beads", compared to holes in a grinning skull, explains stagehand Joseph Boquet, who claims to have actually seen the phantom. Over that skull, he continues, is stretched tight yellow skin with only two large holes where his nose should be. Meanwhile, the opera's

Barber Karl Manke's License Suspended - Ignored Closure Order

Michigan's Attorney General announced yesterday that barber Karl Manke had lost both his professional license and the license of his barber shop after he refused to follow a COVID-19-related closure order.


Michigan barber Karl Manke loses his license after refusing to follow forced closure order.
Karl Manke Suspension Order

The agency announced the suspension orders yesterday, accusing Manke of "gross negligence" and "willful violations" of the state's health and safety standards. Manke had reportedly made comments indicating that he had no intention of following governor-ordered closure orders for non-essential businesses. 

Local police had already cited him for ignoring the order. He faces two misdemeanor charges.

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