From Theater to Movies

Chaplin’s act as a drunk man with Karno during his shows in US get him a contract with the Keystone Studios. It was Mack Sennett who saw him performing as Archibald and thought that little man was the best Drunk Character he remembered.

macksennett1910Michael Sinnott, real name of Mack Sennett

Published in: on February 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

April 16 1889 was Tuesday

April 16 1889 was the day Charles Spencer Chaplin was born, and as many of us do with our birthdays, I searched for a newspaper front page from that date and found the one on the London Gazette (Chaplin was born in London btw).

londongazThis is the front page, you can read it here, but if you want to read the entire issue, well you can just by clicking here. Enjoy.

Published in: on February 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

Early Chaplin

I just found that a book recollects pictures and stories from Charles Chaplin’s stage times. The name of the Book is Stage by Stage and I’m sure it will be a great reading. Here’s a picture from its website that show us Chaplin on his famous character Archibald.

Published in: on February 14, 2009 at 8:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Going to America

The Karno Troupe going to America on board of the Cairnrona.

Charlie Chaplin is framed in the life belt. Albert Austin is top left and Stan Laurel is front row left.

Published in: on February 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Quotes by Charles Chaplin

“I don’t believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.”

“I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.”

“I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.”

“All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.”

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Published in: on February 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm  Comments (1)  
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