Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cinea, December 15th, 1922
According to Charlie (via my very loose translation): "It is sometimes better to take a dog than the devil by the tail."

The tail Charlie is pulling belongs to "Bill," a dog who appeared as an extra in A Dog's Life (1918) and was a Chaplin Studio pet for many years.

5 comments:

  1. What do you suppose he means "It is sometimes better to take a dog then the devil by the tail"?

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  2. Very good translation Jessica !

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  3. In French, "tirer le diable par la queue" means to be very short of money, i.e to have difficulties to make ends meet. I must admit that captions in French magazines or papers of that time were often very bad puns!!!
    D.

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  4. This pic looks like in "Dog's Life" set.
    Perhaps was take in 1918 and published in 1922?

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    1. Hi João,
      Yes, taken in '18, published in '22.

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