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.