Monday, September 17, 2012

Boar hunting with the Duke

A page from the November 1933 issue of A Woman’s Home Companion which features the third installment of Charlie’s memoir “A Comedian Sees The World”. These illustrations depict his boar hunting adventure with the Duke of Westminster. Top left: Charlie ducks behind a car "in a jiffy" when his horse, Flossie, rears its hind legs (he was eventually given another horse). Middle: Charlie hangs on to the horse's neck for dear life when it takes off running at the sound of a bugle. Bottom: Sitting on the running board of his limo, exhausted and suffering from back pain. Right: Charlie sports his oversized gloves and jacket, which were loaned to him by the Duke because he forgot to bring his own.

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  1. WOW! i had no idea this page came in colour!

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  2. Yes. I like this particular set of illustrations because Charlie is made to appear Tramp-like, especially in the last two frames with the dark hair (in real life he had gray hair).

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    1. the bottom middle one looks particularly like one of the last scenes from "the vagabond" just right after edna is driving away in the car.

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