Friday, August 31, 2012

Publicity stills for THE PILGRIM

These famous photos of Charlie in his clerical costume from The Pilgrim were taken by James Abbe in the Fall of 1922.  Abbe later recalled the photo session:
A creature of moods, Charlie had probably been in a new mood the night he got into his off-beat clerical Pilgrim garb and make-up, he left every pose up to me. He responded so rapidly I used up the 24 film holders within 45 minutes. A record time for me on an important job and a record, Charlie told me later, in his posing for stills.


  1. I'd like a book with all these stills collected.


    1. Me too! I also like the photos he took of Charlie out of costume.

  2. i'd love to see a publication of the collected tramp portraits in front of that white studio backdrop.