Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Mr. Chaplin's Daily Program"

A peak at Charlie's daily schedule from Motion Picture Magazine, May 1918.

Charlie "flies around like a bee in a bottle" and "works like lightning until 3 A.M. when everyone is used up." But he is also chauffeured around in his "machine" to fancy nightclubs and restaurants.

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5 comments:

  1. Any background on the baseball pic? Was this at the time of the comedians vs. tragedians charity game? What's the insignia stand for?

    DT

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    1. Yes, it's from the charity game. Here are some other photos: Thttp://www.discoveringchaplin.com/2013/07/charlie-participates-in-baseball-game.html

      The insignia looks like an "MP" so "Motion Picture" maybe?

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  2. Maybe Mutual Pictures? That game was 1917. But didn't CC pitch? Caption says shortstop.

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    1. Yes, he was the pitcher. Evidently there was another charity game later that year--a benefit for U.S. soldiers set up by Douglas Fairbanks and Billy Sunday. Charlie and Mary Pickford were named "honorary umpires."

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  3. MUY INTERESANTE INFORMACION SOBRE EL GENIO CHARLIE CHAPLIN. ENHORABUENA A SUS AUTORES.

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