Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Syd Chaplin surrounded by models for his Sassy Jane clothing company line, c. 1917

Source: www.sydchaplin.com

The Sassy Jane Manufacturing Company, incorporated in 1917, was the first but not the last of Syd's "boom-and-bust" business endeavors. The company was bankrupt by 1923.1

The model on the right in the above photo looks like the girl Charlie screen tests in How To Make Movies (1918):


1Lisa K. Stein, Syd Chaplin: A Biography

3 comments:

  1. A couple of them look like they could have been the nymphs in Sunnyside, especially the one on the extreme left. What think you?

    Phil

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    1. Could be. The girl second from right sort looks like one of the nymphs as well.

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  2. They all have heart shaped faces and light color hair like his wife Minnie. They dresses look like they're for the working girl. I would love for him to have been a success. Can ya imagine....Syd's of Beverly Hills.

    He's lucky he didn't get killed in the airplane adventure of a company. What rickety craft those were. Maybe he was lucky in gambling when he finally moved to Nice. I like the fact that one of his acquaintances, an old Texas boy, owned one of the big Casinos.

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