Monday, January 19, 2015

Chaplin, John Barrymore, & Douglas Fairbanks clowning on the set of Barrymore's film Beau Brummel, 1924.

Barrymore considered Chaplin a great artist & one of the best actors in Hollywood. He told Alma Whitaker in 1925: “The genius of Chaplin is like an iceberg—you only see what’s above water, but you sense the depths. Humor above the water, tragedy below.” (Los Angeles Times, June 21, 1925)


  1. Ooh, such a nice a quote from Barrymore about Chaplin. Really perceptive distillation!

  2. People forget how intelligent and perceptive Jack was. :)