Thursday, April 9, 2015

"The Big Three" in Philadelphia during the Third Liberty Loan Drive, April 9th, 1918

This was their last appearance together before setting off on tour by themselves. Chaplin headed south, Pickford to the north, and Fairbanks to the midwest. Chaplin's southern tour began in Petersburg, VA on April 11th.


Chaplin was impressed by the enthusiasm of the people of Philadelphia. "It is just what I expected to see in this great city of Independence." (Evening Public Ledger, 4/9/18)

Schedule for Philadelphia's "Movie Day" Liberty Loan program.
Evening Public Ledger, April 9, 1918
All open-air meetings were cancelled due to rain.

2 comments:

  1. Did Charlot buy any bonds?

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    1. Yes, according to Charles Maland's "Chaplin & American Culture," he bought $350,000 worth.

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