Monday, April 28, 2014

Photo by Apeda Studio, New York, 1925 or 1927

I'd originally thought this session was from 1925, but I am now leaning towards 1927. Chaplin was in New York during both years (he was also there in 1923 but I don't think these photos date back that far). The Chaplin archive website gives them a date of 1922 but I think that's incorrect as well. I can't find where photos from this session appear in magazines or newspaper articles any earlier than 1927. I also have a publicity photo for The Circus with a photo from this session which makes me think the later date is correct, although Chaplin was not against using old photos for publicity.


7 comments:

  1. I tend to agree, judging by the greyness of hair.
    Phil

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    1. To me his hair looks similar to what it did in the Nikolas Muray photos which were also taken in 1927. It's almost styled the same way.

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  2. That's a BEAUTIFUL portrait for any year!
    Thanks.

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  3. As the Chaplin archive was mentioned, I found this photo there put to the Keystone section, but I can't guess where it comes from. I can't remember any kinds of Keystone film like this, but the actors look like Keystone stars. Doesn't someone know something about it?
    The link: http://photo.charliechaplin.com/images/9369-Keystone-26
    Domi

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    1. That photo is actually from the abandoned 1921 film "The Plumbers." Mack Swain is on the left.

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  4. The working title was "Come Seven". It was abandoned when CC went to Europe and became "Pay Day" when he returned.

    Phil

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  5. Thanks for the answers! I have never heard about this film before. Do you know if there are existing shots of it or only pictures?
    Domi

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