Gosh. So many new photos I've never seen anywhere!
Ohhhh new photo well for me anyway wonderful behind the scenes photograph :)
For those in Southern California who'd like to explore the 'border of Austerlich and Tomania', take Lake Vista Drive east off of Mulholland Hwy near Lake Malibu in the western Santa Monica Mountains. Snooping around a bit will also reveal the location of a couple of other scenes that appear in the film just before the final speech. (btw, Frankenstein's monster drowned Little Maria very near there as well, although about 8 or 9 years earlier.) The bridge that Paulette and Maurice cross on their way to the 'border' is still there too, a bit further west on Mulholland Hwy, spanning Triunfo Creek.
I just found out last night that Moskovich died before this movie was even released - he died in June of 1940 following surgery.
Yes, he did. I've read that after his passing, Chaplin went back to do retakes of the pudding scene but since Moskovich wasn't there he could only film close-ups of the actors, no wide shots of the group.
Beautiful! He looks so boyish here. I get to see this on the big screen TONIGHT!
I know, doesn't he? I wasn't sure it was him at first. I always like seeing him in glasses, too. Enjoy the show tonight!