Isn't that smoking picture originally from his 1927 "breakdown" in New York? A little ironic, no?
Yes, the photo was taken after Charlie's breakdown in 1927, although the artwork itself is from a 1931 newspaper. I agree with you about the irony of it. Plus, I always find it interesting who got added to the list of Charlie's "loves" in those days.
Yes, he looks completely "thrilled" to be thinking of his valentines.
I find this weirdly beautiful. Its like a weird view into his mind.........and why I almost would vinture to guess that he hated valentine's day.
I think they needed a bigger cartoon/smoke bubble there. They're missing quite a few.