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.
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.
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!
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!