Friday, October 5, 2012

Charlie & Douglas Fairbanks pose with visitors at the Chaplin Studios, c. 1919


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  1. I keep reading that Chaplin had short arms (at least proportionally). I have never noticed this before (like I can't really tell that he had a large head for his body...). But lately I have seen so many photos of him where he is trying to cross his arms and doesn't quite make it. Kind of funny - like he is a little boy trying to look grown up around the adults. Ha!

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  2. To me, Charlie's head doesn't look large for his body, in most photos anyway. But the scenes in THE CURE where he is wearing a bathing suit, I think its noticeably large. Maybe it's because his hair is kind of bushy as well. But it was something he was self-conscious about. As far as the arm-folding. In almost every photo, especially where he is posing with another person or a group, his arms are folded.

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  3. I think his expansive forehead also helped to make his head look larger. The arm-folding, especially in the group photos, strikes me as the body language of a socially awkward individual. He was actually pretty shy.

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